Press & Awards

IN THE PRESS


Rhythm is a Dancer, Richmond Magazine

Farah Yasmeen Shaikh | Content Magazine

Interview: Farah Yasmeen Shaikh on Performing The Forgotten Empress, Asia Society
Kathak artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh: Sights & Sounds, KALW Radio
A new performance gets up close and personal with stories from the 1947 Partition of India, KALW Radio
Play Depicts Bloody Legacy of South Asian Partition, Metro Active

The Parting: Remembering 1947, India Currents

CELEBRATING SILICON VALLEY ARTISTS, San Jose Mercury News
‘I don’t look down on a tawaif’, TNS
Telling—and dancing—the tragic story of Partition in 'The Parting', The Hills
Farah Yasmeen Shaikh: A journey to the east, Dawn.com, Pakistan
Kathak Soloist Mesmerizes Audiences, DAWN News, Karachi
Feel the Rhythm, The Express Tribune, Karachi
Kathak is a Confluence of Hindu & Muslim Cultures, DAWN News Karachi
Music, Dance & The Twentieth Wife, DAWN News, Karachi
Farah – U.S. Certified Kathak Dancer, Samaa TV, Lahore
Din News TV, Lahore (52:00)
From US to Lahore: Kathak performance fascinates audience, DAWN News, Lahore
A Treat for Dance Aficionados, The News, Islamabad
Kathak Dancer Entertains Audience for Cultural Projects, Pakistan Today, Islamabad
Reliving the Legend Nur Jahan Jahangir Story Told Through Kathak, Islamabad
Magical Evening with Kathak Dance, Samaa TV, Islamabad
‘Kathak was a different way to learn about my culture,’ says US born dancer, DAWN News, Islamabad
Exhilarating Dance Performance by Farah, The News, Islamabad
‘The Twentieth Wife’ a powerful dance adaptation, India Post
Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa featuring Farah Yasmeen Shaikh – interview, NBC Bay Area
Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa featuring Farah Yasmeen Shaikh – performance, NBC Bay Area
The Twentieth Wife at LACMA, NBC Los Angeles
The Twentieth Wife, India Currents
TWENTIETH WIFE Comes to Life Through Dance, India West
Indian Dance Swirls Into Spotlight, SFBay.ca
Letting Dance Educate You, Pakistan Link

Press Quotes:

“Farah mesmerized the audience with amazing unpredictable rhythmic exchange, storytelling, creative strengths and innovation. The passionate focus of the dancer was thrilling whether it was bewildering, revved up mathematic beat or a luminous expression dramatized by a perfect frozen movement in time.” – India Post

“Farah, personally and painstakingly trained by Das and who is now a superb Kathak exponent in her own right, breathes life into the gripping narrative.”  – India West

“With beautiful clean lines and strong stances, Lakshman (Shaikh), in an interesting shadowy way, showed his greater perception of the world around them. Completely loyal, his was not a blind loyalty.”- Dance View Times

“Fine acting by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, a truly significant artist ignited the crowd with her inspired rhythms and dazzling footwork.” – India Post


AWARDS & HONORS  


2018

SV Laureates by SVCreates 

Apprentice Program from Alliance for California Traditional Arts 

Zellerbach Family Foundation for The Partition Project 


2017

Creative Work Fund from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund for The Partition Project 

New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project Touring Award to tour The Forgotten Empress in 2018 


2016

CA$H Grant, Dancers’ Group & Theatre Bay Area


2015
Zellerbach Family Foundation, for premiere of The Twentieth Wife


2013

CA$H Grant, Dancers’ Group & Theatre Bay Area

Honored by United Muslims of America as a “Talented & Active Muslim Woman in the Fine Arts” 


2009

Shenson Performing Arts Fellowship, San Francisco Foundation 

CA$H Grant, Dancers’ Group & Theatre Bay Area


2006

CA$H Grant, Dancers’ Group & Theatre Bay Area  

Apprenticeship Grant, Alliance for California Traditional Arts