Shrinkhala Dance Company
"We envision a better, more vibrant world. A world which fosters holistic and equitable development. In a society replete with terror and conflict, we believe the arts to be a very powerful tool for peace making. We also hope to nurture the arts in a way to contribute towards social change and development. Not only for the nation but for the world at large. Our motto, harmonizing tradition with modernity strives towards integrating traditional values and narratives with modern thought and modes of expression. We thus create productions which look beyond the normative and encourage critical thinking. We persevere to foster those art forms which are at the verge of extinction and need protection. We thus hope to create sustainable livelihoods and also further the role of arts in the development process."
Shrinkhala Dance Company was founded with the aim of
harmonising different dance forms to create unique
compositions of contemporary relevance. Along with
interspersing contemporary discourses with a cultural and
aesthetic experience, Shrinkhala’s productions endeavor to
incorporate scholarly texts to bind theory with practise.
Shrinkhala signifies yukti, a combination of two people,
styles and principles. It implies a logical expansion of
tradition, forms, thoughts and perspectives, eclipsing rigidity
and enveloping fluidity. The word also combines the names
of the two founders where Shri implies Lakshmi, and Nikhil
implies boundlessness, which is also a synonym for the
Hindu god Shiva.
Shrinkhala aims to engage people in a new way of thinking
by using contextualized themes of contemporary relevance.
It’s productions thus go towards fulfilling the aim of
interspersing contemporary discourses with a unique cultural and aesthetic experience.