Daughters & Disciples

Lavanya and Lasya are the daughters and disciples of the famous classical dancers and Gurus Sri. Narasimhachari and Vasantha Lakshmi. They have travelled the world as cultural ambassadors of India and have given more than 500 performances. They have choreographed several award winning solo and group presentations. They have presented lecture demonstrations to educate and entertain over 3000 school children and youngsters across the United States and Europe. Notably they have been commended for their portrayal of popular foreign language rhymes and folk tales through the medium of Bharatanatyam.

Critics and audiences worldwide have agreed that it is sheer joy to watch  as the family of four dances in unison.

Lavanya and Lasya started Rasoham in 2007 to carry on the great legacy bequeathed to them by their renowned parents.  Through Rasoham, they are both keen on extending the horizons of Bharathanatyam and reaching out to the common man. Visit www.rasoham.in to know more about their work.

Lavanya is a student of merit in English literature and has received special training in Public Relations. She worked for several leading publishers in Chennai and is a popular female voice-over artist. To add to her list of achievements, she has successfully run a Montessori school called ‘Abhyasa’ and is one of the most sought after content developers in the field of children’s education. She was specially called by the Karnataka Department of Education in the capacity of an educational consultant.

Lasya is a double gold medalist in Economics and has to her credit several published articles and reports on country-industry forecasts in the capacity of an economic research analyst. She received the Tata Infotech Young Achievers Award for academic excellence. Lasya strongly believes in the potential of the unexplored regions of fine arts. She has participated and worked with well-known playwrights and directors, is a trained graphic designer and is appreciated for her off-beat artistic creations.

Through their education resource LLP ‘The Teaching Trampoline’ the sisters create interesting content that enriches the existing school syllabi. Their biggest client is the Government of Tamilnadu Department of Education, for whom they have created a bi-lingual English Speaking programme called ‘Simply English’ which has become a part of the English curriculum of 37,000 schools across the state, helping over 70 lakh rural and urban students.