Taste of India: Banquet
The Taste of India Banquet will take place following the cooking class, on Saturday, July 15th from 5:30-9:00pm.
A colorful, delicious and entertaining evening of fun, food, music and dance will certainly delight our guests!
Experience the aromatic tastes of Indian cooking with a buffet dinner prepared by Lavanya Reddy and volunteers from the Federation of Indian American Associations of WA. We are so grateful to Levanya for sharing her culinary skills and family recipes.
Our evening of entertainment will contain a mixture of classical and modern music and dance.
From Within Academy is a classical Indian dance institution, specializing in Bharatantayam dance.
Bharatantayam is the manifestation of an ancient idea of the celebration of an eternal universe, through the celebration of the beauty of the material body. The dance form brings together expression, beautiful musical composition, rhythm, Indian mythology and musical theatre on a single stage.
We are very fortunate to welcome Vidyalakshmi Vinod and the Nrityalaya School of Dance to perform classical Bharatanatyam dance. This beautiful, ancient art is choreographed with discipline and grace.
Reshmi Nair of Bothell, WA and the Art of Living singers will perform traditional devotional Bhajans. Bhajan literally mean “sharing.” These call-and-response melodious Sanskrit chants glorify the Divine. The audience is encouraged to sing along!
For those who have always wanted to dance like the Bollywood stars, you are in luck! The Nalini Dance Group will teach our audience members a few Bollywood and Belly dance moves, encouraging everyone to join in on the fun!
Nalini is an international performer and master-instructor from Ukraine. She is known for captivating audiences with her technical skill, emotionally expressive performances and compelling choreographs.
We look forward to a wonderful evening together!