Performers in Ashoka’s 29th annual Diwali show, “Unbreakable Kaira Shree,” entertain in a skit, cultural dances and Classical dances to celebrate the festival of lights in South Asian tradition. “Unbreakable Kaira Shree” was exhibited this past weekend at Edison Theatre and featured performances from Wash. U. groups, as well as a fashion show and a philanthropy presentation. For more information about the show, check out our Cadenza editor’s review.
Students perform in a class dance during a dress rehearsal for Diwali 2018. The show was held in Edison Theatre this past weekend, with all proceeds going toward the South Asian Mental Health Initiative and Network.
WU Chaahat closes out the first act with a dance inspired by “La La Land.” Chaahat is a co-ed Bollywood-fusion dance team that competes nationally in addition to performing in Diwali every year.
One of several class dances in Diwali this year, here two seniors perform in the annual festival of lights show.
WashU Garba performs at Diwali. While garba is usually known as a traditional dance celebrating fertility and life, WashU Garba performs it with a modern twist.
Members of WU Bhangra bring bright colors and high energy to the Edison Theatre stage.
Students perform in one of several skit segments in this year’s show. This year’s story followed Kaira Shree, a fictional Wash. U. alum, as she confronts sexual harassment and discrimination after moving to New York City.
Richa Sinkre and Agam Singh perform in the skit segment.
Sophomores perform in their class dance segment of the show during dress rehearsal.