Daksha Sheth

Daksha Seth underwent 18 years of rigorous training and performing as a kathak dancer from Kumudini Lakhia, Birju Maharaj and Mohan Rao Kalyanpurkar.  Interested to explore possibilities and new paradigms of artistic expression, daksha seth sought to incorporate various ranges of movement in her choreography. She has drawn influences from Kathak, Chhau (she learnt under Krishnachandra Nayak, Shrikant sen and Lal Mohan Patra), Martial art of Kalaripayattu and the aerial technique of Mallakhambu. She is known for incorporating this aerial technique within the framework of an Indian contemporary repertoire.

As a choreographer and dancer, her strength comes from her love for rhythm, flexibility and balance. Her interest to explore the power, rawness and vitality of the folk forms and merge it with the precision of the classical structure.

She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi award for creative and experimental dance in 2010.

The Daksha sheth Dance Academy continues to choreograph and present productions all over the world. Among their many productions are Sarpagati, Bhukam, Fallen angel and Search for my tongue, which explores the dilemma of young Asians growing up outside their homelands.

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