Tanusree Shankar


Tanusree Shankar, a disciple of Amala Shankar, developed her own unique style in choreography. Her choreography is an amalgamation of the essence of Classical and traditional Indian dances with the discipline and soul of modern western technique. Her dances are Indian in spirit, modern in presentation and universal in appeal. She, along with her troupe, aims to excel beyond all manmade barriers fulfilling Ananda Shankar’s dream of “one world”. With performances across over 40 countries, Tanusree Shankar has choreographed for numerous prestigious events in India and abroad.

Choreography for National Events

  • PATA – 78 (Ministry of Tourism)
  • ASIAD Opening Ceremony (Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs)
  • National Bharatiyam (Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs)
  • Besahara (Ministry of Social Welfare)
  • Opening Ceremony of 3rd South Asian Federation (SAF) Games
  • Liquid Gold (Ministry of Petroleum)
  • Jagaran (Ministry of Human Resource Development)
  • National Youth Festival (Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs)
  • Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Air India (Ministry of Civil Aviation)
  • From Darkness to Light (Ministry of Coal)
  • Akash (Ministry of Defense)
  • National Games (Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs)
  • Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Republic Day (Ministry of Culture)
  • Lok Tarang (National Folk Dance Festival) (Ministry of Culture)
  • Festival of U.S.S.R. in India (Ministry of Culture)
  • World Railway Games (Ministry of Railways)
  • Reliance World Cup in Kolkata
  • Inauguration of Motorola Cell Phone & Visa Card in Bangalore
  • Kolkata Karnival, organized by British Dy. High Commission in Kolkata

Choreography for International Events

  • Middfest International in Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Festival of India in Moscow, U.S.S.R
  • Asia Week - International Festival in Milan – Italy
  • Fringe Festival in Edinburgh – U.K.
  • French Opera – Padmavati presented in Paris, France and Spoletto, Italy
  • Womad Festivals – Canary Island and UK
  • A Slipping Glimpse – Collaborative project with Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, U.S.A.
  • Opening ceremonies of NABC 2009 held at San Francisco, USA, NABC 2013 held at Toronto (Canada) & NABC 2015 held at Houston (USA).

Choreography for Dance Productions

  • Nav Yug
  • Atmoday
  • Mrignayani
  • Ganga
  • Fragrance
  • Temptation
  • Mukti
  • Ahimsa
  • Buddhi Vijaya
  • Arpan
  • Uddharan
  • Premanjali – Pratiksha
  • Nava Kalpana
  • Chirantan
  • A Slipping Glimpse
  • Metamorphosis
  • Srishti
  • I Believe
  • The Child
  • We the Living
  • Down Memory Lane
  • Jagaran
  • Shraddhanjali
  • Amity