44 episodes

Farah Yasmeen Shaikh is an international kathak artist - a renowned performer, choreographer and instructor, and Founder/Director of Noorani Dance. Farah is known for her evocative storytelling, technical precision, delicacy and grace, with a unique artistic voice that focuses on topics of historical, social and political relevance, whilst simultaneously maintaining the classical elements of this dance form from ancient India. Performing her own traditional and innovative works, most notably, The Forgotten Empress, focused on the life of Mughal Empress Noor Jahan and Farah’s newest work, The Partition Project - a compelling play based on the 1947 India-Pakistan Partition performed through dance, theater, music and multimedia, in collaboration with EnActe Arts. Farah has received support and recognition for her work from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, New England Foundation for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, San Francisco Foundation, SVCreates and Dancers’ Group. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and training the next generation of Kathak artists in the U.S., Farah performs and teaches extensively in Pakistan.

Heartistry Rukus Avenue Radio

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Farah Yasmeen Shaikh is an international kathak artist - a renowned performer, choreographer and instructor, and Founder/Director of Noorani Dance. Farah is known for her evocative storytelling, technical precision, delicacy and grace, with a unique artistic voice that focuses on topics of historical, social and political relevance, whilst simultaneously maintaining the classical elements of this dance form from ancient India. Performing her own traditional and innovative works, most notably, The Forgotten Empress, focused on the life of Mughal Empress Noor Jahan and Farah’s newest work, The Partition Project - a compelling play based on the 1947 India-Pakistan Partition performed through dance, theater, music and multimedia, in collaboration with EnActe Arts. Farah has received support and recognition for her work from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, New England Foundation for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, San Francisco Foundation, SVCreates and Dancers’ Group. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and training the next generation of Kathak artists in the U.S., Farah performs and teaches extensively in Pakistan.

    Heartistry - Episode 44 - Amit Patel

    Heartistry - Episode 44 - Amit Patel

    Episode 44 of Farah Yasmeen Shaikh's talk show, "Heartistry".

    • 59 min
    Heartistry - Episode 43 - Sheherazaad & chanpreet singh

    Heartistry - Episode 43 - Sheherazaad & chanpreet singh

    Episode 43 of Farah Yasmeen Shaikh's talk show, "Heartistry".

    • 59 min
    Heartistry - Episode 42 - Saba Gul

    Heartistry - Episode 42 - Saba Gul

    Episode 42 of Farah Yasmeen Shaikh's talk show, "Heartistry".

    • 59 min
    Heartistry - Episode 41 - David Herrera

    Heartistry - Episode 41 - David Herrera

    Episode 41 of Farah Yasmeen Shaikh's talk show, "Heartistry".

    • 59 min
    Heartistry - Episode 40 - Kawika Alfiche

    Heartistry - Episode 40 - Kawika Alfiche

    Episode 40 of Farah Yasmeen Shaikh's talk show, "Heartistry".

    • 59 min
    Heartistry - Episode 39 - Nikita Tewani

    Heartistry - Episode 39 - Nikita Tewani

    Episode 39 of Farah Yasmeen Shaikh's talk show, "Heartistry".

    • 59 min

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