“Colors of India”


Check out our event details below! For those who are unfamiliar with our work, please using the following link to find short films that highlight our efforts in India and Sri Lanka: VISIONS VIDEO GALLERY

Featuring an Indian Cultural Extravaganza of Music, Dance and Much More!


When: November 17, 2012 from 5-7:30pm. Doors open at 4:30pm
Where: Richard Brunelle Performance Hall, Davis Senior High School

Tickets: $ 25 for VIP ($35 at the door), $ 15 for general ($20 at the door) and $10 for students ($15 at the door). Free for children and seniors. You can purchase your tickets online by clicking here: PURCHASE TICKETS

For tickets and more information, please contact Visions at ucdvisions@gmail.com. All proceeds go towards youth education and empowerment in South Asia. You can download the event flyer here: EVENT FLYER. After purchasing your tix, make sure to bring your confirmation email in print or on your smart device for event seating.


Featuring performances by:

The Nada Brahma Music Ensemble

Trance Fusion Dance

Chhandam School of Kathak

Sangeetha Ramalingam
Sangeetha Ramalingam began learning Carnatic music at the age of five. She received the majority of her tutelage under Smt. Hema Sista, and frequented India during the summers to do gurukulam under highly revered vocalists such as Padma Bhushan Trichur V. Ramachandran, Smt. Charumathi Ramachandran, and Dr. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana. Sangeetha gave her Arangetram, a solo debut performance, in 2006 at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis, California. She has extensive international performance experience and regularly performs at local charity events and fundraisers. For the past two years, Sangeetha has been giving Carnatic music lessons in her residence in Sacramento on the weekends. Alongside studying Carnatic music, Sangeetha learned Veena for eight years under accomplished vainika, Srikanth Chary. Sangeetha also harbors a passion for singing Indian film music and playing tennis. During her undergraduate years at UC Davis, she played veena and sang in a fusion band she helped start, called ‘Tharangana.’ She graduated from UC Davis in 2009 and is currently pursuing a career as a physician assistant.


Nrityakala Dance School
Nrityakala Dance School, founded by its artistic director Rasika Deshpande in 2009, is dedicated to promoting and preserving the ancient classical dance form of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. Its mission is to increase appreciation for Asian dances and cultures, understand and learn the traditional roots, techniques, spiritual symbolism and historic aspects of Indian Classical Dance. Rasika has a Masters (‘Alankar Poorna’) in Bharatanatyam from ABGM, Mumbai. She received her training in Kuchipudi from Guru Jaya Rama Rao & Vanashree Rao and Padmabhushan Guru Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam. She is the recipient of title ‘Singar Mani’, and has given performances in India and USA.


Kalanjali was established by K.P. Kunhiraman and Katherine Kunhiraman in California in 1975. Kunhiraman was a senior performer and master teacher at Kalakshetra, in Chennai for nearly thirty years, working directly with the greatest artists of their time – T.K. Chandu Panikkar and Rukmini Devi Arundale. He toured Europe and Asia with their illustrious Kalakshetra Dance Company. Katherine, who lived with her family in India since her teens, studied dance for twelve years – in Calcutta, Kalakshetra and then with the Dhananjayans when they moved on to open their own now famous performing and teaching institution, Bharatakalanjali. Kalanjali presently conducts classes in Berkeley, Lafayette and Sacramento. Senior students are seen frequently in the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival since its inception more than thirty years ago. A vibrant relationship, both professional and personal with colleagues in India has opened the doors for many of their graduates to pursue the study and performance of classical dance with India’s most respected artists.


Raga Academy
Raga Academy of Indian Music formerly known as Sangeet Bharati Academy of Indian Music was established to preserve the musical and cultural heritage of India by offering classes to children and adults in the music and culture of India. Raga Academy uses structured curriculum from Gandharva Mahavidyalya to teach children and adults in small classes.


Odissi Vilas
The vision of Odissi Vilas is to establish a center for the performing arts in the Odissi style of Indian classical dance. Its mission is to preserve cultural heritage, promote, educate and delight audiences with the mystical beauty, grace and spirituality of Odissi dance. Odissi’s dream is to share this sacred dance form with our community and the world; to build cultural bridges between diverse groups of people, to keep the art form alive for future generations, and to nourish the human spirit. Classes are available to those in the Sacramento and Davis areas.


Lashkara is UC Davis’s premier Hindi film-fusion team on campus. They include a versatile intercollegiate Hindi Film Dance (HFD) team that incorporates fusion dance styles such as hip hop, jazz, salsa, folk, and Indian classical dance. Lashkara fuses together the finest of classical and modern dance forms to bring the best of Bollywood to all audiences. Lashkara’s mission is to entertain the public with their high energy and upbeat dance performances, and showcase their versatility and uniqueness in their choreography. They aim to create lasting friendships in a positive environment, where the Lashkara team can grow to become a family.


Jhankaar is a UC Davis South-Asian A cappella team that aims to promote rhythmic unity between Bollywood, Pakistani, and Western Music with Middle Eastern influences. They aspire to blend these powerful and versatile musical styles and convey that this kind of fusion has the ability to unite people from different backgrounds through a common thread- a passion for music. Jhankaar is a competitive singing team and plan to take part in various competitions nationwide!