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Global Artist

Photo by Ammar Zaidi

"Art has no boundaries or borders." - Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

For over two decades, Farah has shared the art of Kathak with audiences across the globe, dedicating much of her time to performing and teaching.


Photo by Carolyn Rae Maier

International Engagements

With an approach to cultural sensitivity and the need for historical context, Farah has performed and taught at international festivals, conferences, and events. 

Displaying traditional and innovative works of Kathak, as well as collaborating with artists representing other styles, Farah’s unique and adaptable approach to her work has made her a valuable contributor to the global arts ecosystem.


Performance & Teaching Highlights

Since 2015, Farah has been performing and teaching in Pakistan.

Select events include: 

Faiz International Festival
Islamabad Arts Fest
Womens Conference, Karachi Arts Council

Urdu Conference
The Second Floor (T2F)
Habib University
World Wind Energy Conference
Oil Seeds Corporation Gala
Getz Pharma
Indus Valley School of the Arts & Architecture

Alliance Francais Karachi
National Center for the Performing Arts

Read Gaining Perspectives, Changing Perceptions: a 3-part series written by Farah about her work in Pakistan

1. How Politics and Power Shaped Dance in Pakistan
2. Our World in Constant Motion

3. The Illusion of Borders

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