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TRANSITION - a dance, music & spoken word collaboration, and a timely reflection and call to action to participate in Revolutionary Love. Conceived of & directed by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, based on words written & spoken by Valarie Kaur from her book "See No Stranger", set to music composed & performed by Annette Philip, and dance choreographed & performed by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, Alicia Nascimento-Castro, Athena Nair, Aysha Upchurch, Brinda Guha, and Nadhi Thekkek.
Aaj Rang Hai is a dance and music project indicative of the times artists are living through as result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Featuring: Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, Raaginder Singh Momi, Nilan Chaudhuri, Deepti Warrier, Ragini Kaur Momi & Surtaal Singh.
Heartistry Video Series, Episode 1: Creativity, Collaboration & Community explores the behind the scenes of the unique methods currently being utilized to execute innovative artistic projects - through reflections and sentiments expressed by the artists, an engaging conversation on creative collaboration during the pandemic, the premiere of our dance-music video, Aaj Rang Hai, and a real time interactive Q&A for the audience and the artists.
Farah Yasmeen Shaikh & Noorani Dance - Enlightening minds and hearts through the arts!
Tedx Talk by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh
Neither Here Nor There - Finding My Rhythmic Flow through Cross Cultural Code Switching
February, 2020 - Los Gatos High School
The Forgotten Empress is dynamic-dance drama based on the history and life of Empress Noor Jahan exploring the influence she had in 17th century Mughal India, and how she maintained her delicate power in a male dominated empire only to be almost forgotten in the latter years of her life and in death. More info
2018 On Stage Artist: Farah Yasmeen Shaikh
Farah receives SV Laureate award from SVCreates
Farah Yasmeen Shaikh performs traditional kathak solo at Indus Valley School of Arts & Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan in January 2016.
Musical artists: Ustad Mehmood Ali Khan (vocal & harmonium), Yousuf Kerai (tabla), Shehroze Hussain (sitar)