Founded in 2010 by Sarada Nori, an exponent of Kuchipudi dance and Carnatic music, Layavinyasa is a woman-led organization that builds bridges between people of different cultures and forges new paradigms using Indian art forms.
Through the medium of dance and music, Layavinyasa collaborates with artistes of various genres to create a tapestry of productions that engage and educate audiences on diversity, inclusivity and other topics – all of which draw the community closer.
Layavinyasa is at the forefront of promoting and sustaining the traditional Indian art forms in the US by developing programs that support art education and integration at schools and colleges; conducting lecture demonstrations that exemplify contemporary expressivity; staging theater performances; as well as training and empowering the next generation of artistes to articulate these art forms to diverse audiences.
Layavinyasa’s work is made possible by the generous support of New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), Aliad Fund at the Boston
Foundation, CT Humanities, Greater Hartford Arts Council, Harford Foundation for Public Giving, Connecticut Office of the Arts, Bank of America, Sun Life FinancialMiddletown Commission on Arts and Connecticut Historical Society