Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

Farah Yasmeen Shaikh is an internationally acclaimed performer, choreographer and in- structor, and Founder & Artistic Director of Noo- rani Dance. As a performer, Farah is known for her evocative storytelling, technical precision, delicacy and grace. With two decades of training from the late Pandit Chitresh Das, Farah has developed a unique artistic voice, often addressing topics of historical and social relevance, while also maintaining the classical elements of kathak. Farah performs her own traditional and innovative works, most notably The Forgotten Empress; The Partition Project, based on the 1947 India-Pakistan Partition; and Nazaakat aur Taaqat - A Delicate Power.

Mar 29, 2021
Finding a Flow Through Heartistry

May 01, 2017
Gaining Perspectives, Changing Perceptions – Article #3: The Illusion of Borders

Mar 01, 2017
Gaining Perspectives, Changing Perceptions – ARTICLE #2: Our World in Constant Motion

Dec 01, 2016
Gaining Perspectives, Changing Perceptions: ARTICLE #1: How Politics and Power Shaped Dance in Pakistan

Apr 01, 2014
The Art of Storytelling: Kathak’s Evolving Connection to Religion

Oct 01, 2013
Discovering Traditions Outside Our Own Communities

Mar 01, 2013
Upaj (Improvisation) of Life Captured on Film