rangila (rung-EE-lah). noun. full of colors. Hindi
Georgetown University’s Rangila is the largest philanthropic showcase on the Eastern Seaboard, raising on average over $30,000 per showcase for various non-profits based in India. A completely student run initiative hosted by the South Asian Society, Rangila engages our college community in the diversity of South Asian culture through dialogue, academic panels, and charity events. Attracting over 500 dancers and 1500 audience members, Rangila is the largest event of the fall semester at Georgetown University. Rangila has aimed to fullfill these goals for over twenty years.
Growing from a group of ten performers to one of the largest and most highly anticipated events of Georgetown’s fall semester, Rangila 25: Make Your Mark celebrates the legacy that Rangila and all its participants have left on Georgetown’s campus over the past twenty-five years. Spearheading the show’s direction, Board Members pave the legacy that each showcase leaves on this campus. Driving the cultural education, choreographers facilitate cultural intersections through dance, transforming hours of dance practice into high energy performances. Bringing enthusiasm and commitment, our 500 dancers harness the essence of the Rangila over two speculator nights. As we celebrate Rangila’s 25th anniversary, this year’s theme reminds us to reflect on the legacy this showcase has created on Georgetown’s campus, reminding us of the mark we can all leave on Rangila.
Created by Tarika Kumar, Rangila 25 Creative Director
Featuring 10 genres of South Asian dance through 15 dances and a South Asian musical performance, Rangila seeks to share the rich diversity of South Asian culture with the Georgetown community.
About Anwesha - The Quest
Rangila 25 is supporting Anwesha, an NGO that focuses on using creative art therapies to help students with disabilities develop cognitive, mobility, and memory skills
This year, all proceeds from Rangila will go to Anwesha - The Quest, an organization that works with children with disabilities and their families in Kolkata, India. Anwesha’s mission is “to empower children with special needs so that they can lead a life of dignity, hone their skills and boost their self-esteem.” In doing so, Anwesha strives to create spaces in which children with disabilities are able to develop and flourish and where they can build a community for themselves. The organization focuses on using creative art therapies, through dance and music, to help students develop cognitive, mobility, and memory skills. Moreover, Anwesha also seeks to raise social awareness about disability in the context of South Asian societies by performing at cultural events across India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. This year, our philanthropic efforts will support Anwesha’s expansion goals of renting larger spaces, recruiting new teachers and training more staff. Last year, we were able to donate over $30,000 to our philanthropic partner Prerana, and this year we aim to surpass that amount in donations for Anwesha - The Quest.