Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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EC+10, Cultural Programme on the 2nd November: Mallika Sarabhai

Are you ready to become impressed? 
You better are, otherwise you have to stop reading right NOW.
Today, we will introduce you to an extraordinary woman – a woman, who also lived an extraordinary life. What other people wouldn’t be able to do in a whole lifetime, she achieved in 57 years: Born on 9th May 1953 to the classical danseuse Mrinalini Sarabhai and renowned space scientist Vikram Sarabhai, she peaked out of the crowd at an early age.

Mallika Sarabhai – Is there anyhing she cannot do?
She definitely can’t be reduced to her dancing, for which she is famous all across India and even over the border, won lots and lots of prizes.
She actually started her career as a film actress, but soon it was obvious, that her talent in traditional Indian dance, in the classical forms of Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi, was exceptional. 
Today, she is one of India’s leading choreographers and dancers. But that is not everything she does, no! 
She also is the writer for several newspaper columns dealing with critical issues like human rights, caste, corruption and many more. 
She is the founder of her own dance company Darpana (visit 
She is an activist for education issues and women’s empowerment and founded different organisations. For over ten years, she develops her own “contemporary dance vocabulary” and presents her works all across the world.
As if all of this is not enough, she even has a PhD in organisational behaviour.

You want to see more of this amazing woman? Lucky you, she will perform on the 2nd day of the EC+10-conference!

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