Daksha Sheth carved a prestigious reputation for herself in the world of Kathak for 20 years before she began to explore a range of movement idioms and performed with excellence in so many diverse styles. Today, being in the field of dance since 45 years, she draws from her experience in Kathak, Mayurbhanj Chhau, Martial art of Kalaripayattu from Kerala, aerial technique of Mallakhamb to aesthetically combine tradition with Contemporary Indian Dance.
The Sangeet Natak Akademi awarded her for her creative and experimental explorations in the field of dance on 28th September 2010.
her dance productions has been a product of such experiments and
together they represent a continuous evolution of a dance
language. This evolving dance vocabulary is the signature of her
work : Daksha Sheth is the first to introduce aerial technique (since 1996) in the Indian dance and she blends it beautifully into her own
Moreover, each production has radical changes in the context of: music costume, staging, themes, music, lighting design etc. It is in these areas that Devissaro has provided much of the creative input. Daksha Sheth's choreography which along with Devissaro's conceputaluization, visual and aural direction, has seen the birth of some of the most exciting and visually spectacular productions to have come out of India, which have earned critical acclaim both in India and abroad.
dancer and choreographer, her strength comes from her command and
of rhythm, a natural flexibility and balance and an instinctive
capacity to project a range of emotions from sheer
joy to vibrant power. She wants to capture the vitality and rawness
of folk and
ritual performing arts, and combine this with the
sophistication and precision of the classical forms and has developed an entirely
orginal movement vocabulary
over the years.
An excerpt from her diary : " I am a gambler by nature, and love the risk of experimenting, improvising, trying new things, both in life and in art. I am comfortable with uncertainty, and enjoy moving in new and unknown territory. I enjoy success, but I dont fear failure."
The Daksha Sheth Dance Company has presented their Indian contemporary dance work in more than 30 different countries and in more than 25 international festivals.Choreography: