Alisha Kalyanpur, a student of grade 9 at Inventure Academy recently performed at a Bharatanatyam dance performance to raise funds for the People 4 People foundation, a Whitefield-based NGO which puts up playgrounds in government schools in Bangalore, among its other activities.
Titled ‘Dance for a Cause’, the program was held at the Jagriti Theater in Whitefield on 21 August 2011 , Alisha performed the sinuous Krishna padam as a solo, and a resounding foot-tapping Thillana along with her co-dancers. The grand finale was titled Sadbhavana, a fusion dance performed to musical compositions by Mozart, Benjamin Britten, AR Rahman, Bryan Adams and Michael Jackson. The last piece of this, danced to the melody of “Heal the World” brought the entire audience to its feet and tears to many eyes.
The show was a sellout and raised over Rs 5 lakh.