Aeka Academy presents cultural evening
- Jeanne F Rapaille, Geneva

January 28, 2010 

Aeka Academy formed by Aparna Raghavan, once again organized an interesting evening on Jan 22, 2010. Aeka formed in India and Geneva continues to provide the cultural crowd of Geneva, some interesting and fascinating performances. This time they showcased Ghoomar and Kalbeliya both folk dances of Rajasthan danced by Maya. Maya, Swiss by origin, announced that she has been learning this art form directly from the gypsies in Rajasthan. This was followed by a scintillating Kathak performance by Anjali. Anjali is a student of both Bharatanatyam and Kathak. She has been learning Kathak for past 5 years. She enchanted the crowd with a Guru Vandana followed by thoras and Ghatnikas and finished with a Ganapati/Shiva Vandana.

The second part of the program was consecrated to a music group from Geneva Pink4tet where they sang Tangos from Argentina and Fado, originated from Portugal. The Cultural Delegate representing the Lancy part of Geneva, congratulated Aeka Academy for providing a wonderful treat of art and culture to the people of Lancy. She was very impressed with the diversified program suiting all audiences.

This was the 3rd program organized by Aeka Academy which is giving the Geneva locals a vision of India as well as promoting local talents.

Jeanne F Rapaille is a student of Ballet and also does some Bollywood dancing in Geneva.