A Form Of Empathy: Sangeeta Isvaran
Posted by Jignasha Pandya on Apr 14, 2020
At Awakin Talks, Vadodara last December, Sangeeta captivated all of us in a stunning art offering. Choreographed almost fifteen years ago, while immersed in refugee work in Pakistan, India and Indonesia, the performance emerged from her conversation with a mother whom she had met in a sacred Sufi shrine, or durgah.
As more background, Sangeeta is a vibrant dancer-performer who developed the Katradi method, working in marginalized, underprivileged communities using the arts in education, empowerment and conflict resolution across 40 countries. For her scholarship in the arts, she has been honoured with the highest national award for young dancers – the Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar. She founder of the Wind Dancers Trust, a Fellow of the International Institute of Conciliation, USA, and an Honorary Associate of the Nature Conservation Foundation, India. Speaking 8 international languages, she has taught in over 20 universities and international organizations.