Laasya 2016

March 12, 2016
El Cerrito Performing Arts Theatre
El Cerrito, CA

There’s no bigger rush for me than to visualize something and then see it come to life.

Laasya is a traveling dance competition that provides a space for collegiate Indian classical dance teams to showcase their choreographed stories. In 2015, Ilakya Palanisamy and I were given the opportunity to bring this show to Berkeley, and Laasya 2016 was a labor of our love and commitment. As a Co-Director, I assembled a Laasya Board, managed the budget and logistics, and kept the team on track. Nine months of planning and preparation culminated in an exciting weekend of dance, music, and philanthropy. I’m excited to see Berkeley dancers host Laasya once again in 2021.

Laasya 2016 by the numbers

9

months of planning

17

Laasya 2016 board members

$4751

donated to Asha for Education

10

classical Indian dance teams from across the country

103

dancers to supply with food, housing, and Laasya swag

400

event tickets sold, selling out El Cerrito Performing Arts Theatre

136

tickets sold for afterparty at Pappy’s on Telegraph