Shalaka Kulkarni

A Movement Artist

About Me

Shalaka Kulkarni is an interdisciplinary dance artist. Her work revolves around the ideas of female identity, questioning societal norms, celebrating gender fluidity, empowering marginal voices and narrating lost stories of female contribution within Indian culture.  Her movement journey started as a kid in India with her time divided between learning dance and martial art. In India, her dance training began in Bharatnatyam- Indian Classical dance form originating from South India. As her family immigrated to US, she began her training in Kathak- Indian Classical dance form originating from North India. 

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Ripple at Prop Theatre

International Conference “Performing Arts Between Tradition and ContemporaneityPresenting hybridity and versatility of Indian Classical dance forms
Work in progress and a workshop by Shalaka Kulkarni – Indian Classical dancer based in Chicago, IL (USA). 

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Columbia College Chicago Alumni present Dance/Theatre Work “bindis and Bruises” as part of Sexual Awareness Month.

Read Shalaka Kulkarni in press with her fellow Columbia alumni performers

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Performing Arts Conference- presented showcase at APAP 2021 virtual conference.