Avantika Bahl

Avantika Bahl

Avantika Bahl

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Avantika Bahl is a dance practitioner, educator and mum of two based in Mumbai. As an artist, her interest lies in creating inclusive performances that can be accessed by a large community. Her choreographic choices have actively brought diverse voices and experiences to the mainstream. Her performances have been invited to festivals across the country (ITFoK, NCPA. March Dance, Kala Ghoda etc). and she has been commissioned to choreograph for large scale and community festivals.
Her body of work includes collaborations with artists across various disciplines. As a performer, she has previously worked with choreographers, theatre directors and visual artists (Preethi Athreya, John Britton, Bharti Kapadia to name a few).
As an educator, she works extensively with young children to introduce them to creative movement and critical thinking. She is also faculty at multiple dance institutes in the city (ICMD, FSPA, SNDA etc) and is invited as visiting faculty for choreography across the country (Ambedkar University, Duende School, SEA etc) She studied at the London Contemporary Dance School and completed the Curriculum-in-Motion program offered by Jacobs Pillow. She has a Masters degree in English Literature and completed her Level 3 certification in Indian Sign language.

Three relevant works from the last 5 years of artistic practice:

  • Weft (2022 ), commissioned by Nila House Jaipur, India. Contemporary dance duet; collaborators and performers- Shruti Datar and Melitta D Souza, sound design by Adriel George costume by Nila House
  • Look Left, Turn Right (2018)- Commissioned by Serendipity Festival Goa, India. Performers-Shruti Datar, Pooja Karkera, Mayank Yadav, Jimit Thaker, Amit Thakur, Akshata Joshi, Aditi Dave, Tanvi Karekar
  • Say, What? (2018)- Premiered in Mumbai, India. Self produced full length dance duet between Avantika Bahl and Vishal Sarvaiya. Sandbox Collective came on board later as Executive Producers.

Highest educational degree:

MA (English literature)

Work samples:

Don Juan comes back from the war

Don Juan comes back from the war

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Say, What?

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Look Left, Turn Right

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How are you today ?

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Weft

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