Diversity Week Kicks Off With International Dance And Potluck Event Monday Evening


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A dancer performs during the recent production of  ‘Alice in Indian Wonderland’. Photo by Elena E. Giorgo


If you’ve never attended one of the local Indian festivals or modern dance performances, now is your chance to see several talented dancers at one event.

On Monday, Jan. 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 1726 Sage Loop, Neslihan and troupe will dance to Fakerni, a middle eastern song and Bollywood songs; Alina Deshpande’s students from the Family Y Kathak class will present a dance in the East Indian style; and Neha Sadasivan and Sruthi Garimella of The Family Y Bharatanatyam class will take the stage and follow up with a K-Pop item with Ellery Leirmo.

Brandi Weiss of Los Alamos High Schoolwill also perform her own choreography of a modern piece. Dancers in the community are encouraged to participate as well.

As part of Diversity Week as proclaimed by the Los Alamos County Council from Jan. 20–27, community groups are hosting a series of celebrations of art and cultural events in Los Alamos this week.

This International Dance and Potluck event also features food by the diverse families of your community.  Bring a dish or just yourself and your family or friends to this community gathering. This is a zero-waste event which encourages participants to bring your own dinnerware.