Shakram Dance Company (1999-2014) was an Irish contemporary dance company committed to creating original multidisciplinary collaborative work. Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Shakram created a body of thirteen original choreographic works. Shakram’s earlier choreography was informed by Bharatanatyam (a South Indian Classical dance form) and Yogic practices. The energetic aspects of ‘gesture’ (mudra), ‘rhythm’ (nritta), ‘essence’ (rasa) and ‘space’ (akasha) were primary sources of exploration. Shakram evolved an eclectic history, spanning live interactive music and dance for theatre, choreography for camera and site-specific performance. Their work was selected to be performed as part of national and international festivals, some of which include; Dublin International Dance, Dublin Fringe Festival, Ilios Contemporary Arts Festival, Norway and the World Congress of Dance Research, Athens.
“this is a performance in which all the theatrical elements come together to wonderful effect. Stunning”
Siobhan Mannion, RTE Entertainment
“…it is metrical disciplines of the Indian dance form that enables her to craft seductive contrapuntal quartets that I could have watched all night”
Michael Seaver, The Irish Times