"Thus Fate Knocks at the Door"
"When the genius of dance is touched by the hands of God."
Bharata Natyam originated over 3000 years ago
in a South Indian Hindu Temple in the district of
It was first danced by the Devadasis, handmaidens
of God, who devoted their lives to the dance and
to the Gods.
Though the dance has moved from the temples
to the theatres, the spirituality and the devotion
Shakti was trained in Bharata Natyam since the
age of 3 under her mother, VasantaMala, the first
Japanese woman to introduce Indian Dance in Japan.
"Shakti's dances are odes to liberation, joy and
love expressed with a gracious discipline and
harmonious energy which is underlined with her
classical training." (Three Weeks)
"A fascinating dancer executing a fascinating dance!" (India Link)