Shyamla Eswaran is a performer, choreographer, educator, and writer. When she submitted some gorgeous bollywood-inspired photographs expressing female sexuality through dance, we knew right away we had to know more about her. Shyamla specialises in cultural dance (Hip Hop, Bollywood, Classical Indian and Brazilian Samba) having trained and performed each style in its country of origin. She was recently featured on Daily Mail for a viral racist incident, which makes the fact that she works with young people to alleviate intolerance through dance even more powerful.
Tell us a bit about yourself…
What are some of your current projects…
What is a topic you are passionate about?
Do you think women need an online space for free expression?
What is art to you? What is the philosophy behind your art?
When did you start dancing?
Could you discuss the incident of racism we mentioned above and the work you are doing to fight racism through hip hop classes for youths?
Is dance therapeutic for you? How so?
What are some under-the-radar female artists you admire?
So, so many…where to begin?! See my “Queens” Insta story highlight for longer list but as far as the lesser-known ones go: @amritha.shakti (Singer/Songwriter), @poojakannan90 (Dancer), @probablyjustart (Painter), @hibakhanart (Visual Artist), @reena.paints (Painter) @sudarsnak (Tamil-American ballet dancer), @poornima_23 (Dancer, Creative Director & Stylist).
You can follow Shyamla on Instagram @shyamladance