Artist: Sohini Roychowdhury
Sohini Roychowdhury, Bharatanatyam (India’s oldest classical dance form) dancer, choreographer, producer, and professor of Natyashastra, is the founder of Sohinimoksha World Dance & Communications in Madrid/Berlin/Kolkata/New York and Sohinimoksha Artes de La India in Madrid, Spain.
A premier ambassador of Indian culture for the last several years, Sohini´s performances – solo and with her multinational troupe Sohinimoksha, have been garnering tumultuous audience appreciation, and rave critical reviews all over the world.
A visiting professor of dance at 12 Universities across the globe, Sohini is a winner of the “Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman” by The House of Lords, British Parliament; the Priyadarshini Award for Outstanding Achievement in Arts, New Delhi; Exceptional Women of Excellence Award – by Women Economic Forum (WEF); “Governor’s Commendation” for Distinguished World Artiste - by the Governor of Namur Province, Belgium and has been a European Brand Ambassador for India Tourism´s “Incredible India” campaign.
Sohini has been called “a revolutionary in the world of music and dance” by the Hindustan Times and “remaking history in the footsteps of Uday Shankar” by the Times of India.
Notable performances of Sohini and Sohinimoksha across the globe :
• Premiere of the multi-Oscar winning “Slumdog Millionaire” at the special request
of director Danny Boyle - 2008
• IIFA Awards, Madrid - opening act at the IIFA 2016 Launch Press Conference presided by the Mayor of Madrid and IIFA Brand Ambassadors Hrithik Roshan, Anil Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha - 2016
• The Times of India Festivals in India – 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
• Noche En Blanco - Spain’s biggest cultural festival - 2010
• Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Kochi, for the President of India - 2013
• El Cabalgate de Reyes, Madrid – leading Europe´s largest street parade with 30 performers in front of a live audience of 50,000 and Live TV audience of millions
• Performance for Queen Sofia of Spain – 2010 and 2016
• Kala Ghoda Arts Festival - 2017 and 2018
• Performances at GRAM Udaipur and Kota for the Government of Rajasthan – 2017
• Bloomsbury Festival, London - 2017
• School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) London University and Cambridge University – 2017
• Solo performances and Lecture Demonstrations at various UNESCO schools for Tirol Culture Service, Austria – 2018
• Solo performances and Lecture Demonstrations – University of Leipzig and Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany – 2018
• Solo performance at Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New York - 2018
• Sohinimoksha World Dance Performance at The Bengal Club, Kolkata – 2018
• Sohinimoksha performance at the International Advertising Association World Congress 2019 at Kochi, Kerala – 2019
• Sohinimoksha World Dance virtual online performance for the Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New York, and the Consulate General of India in New York, on World Dance Day 2020, by Sohini and Sohinimoksha dancers from India, Spain, France and USA (a tribute to frontline COVID 19 warriors across the world) – April 2020
Host: Nanni Singh
Chief Executive, ShowCase Events