Shastram is a contemporary initiative that looks to question, experiment with, understand, document and share knowledge about Indian Classical dance, its history and culture.
Shastram specifically looks to:
Provide a platform to as many Indian Classical dance practitioners as possible, to share their voice and stories
Reach out to current audiences through current mediums, technologies and contribute to growing the Industry of Indian Classical dance, so that more practitioners have more opportunities to practice the art form professionally.
Be a cross cultural platform where artists of various cultural and artistic backgrounds can come together, experiment, create and share their art.
Shastram was founded in Australia by Ghirija Jayarraj, however it is very mobile in its presence around the world. It has delved into various projects involving Theatre, Film, Photography and other virtual mediums. Shastram Projects include:
- Shastram TV - a web series that explores the world of Indian Classical dance and provides a space for practitioners to share their stories.
Dance videos and Films show casing a new representation of Indian Classical dance;
Theatre Productions utilising new technologies that are not only new to Indian classical dance but Theatre worldwide;
Concept photo shoots that highlight the aesthetics and ideas behind the art form;
Exhibitions of Visual art work based purely on Indian Classical dance;
We also provide film, photography and consultancy services for all dance related film, photography and theatre projects. See our Services Section of further details
We welcome all art enthusiasts to become a member and keep up to date with the work we do and get involved with us. Join our Members section
Become a Shastram Member and keep us up to date on all your work. We are always looking for new talent! As members of Shastram please feel free to contact us about any collaborative ideas you may have. Ensure that your portfolio is up to date so that we know who will be suitable for our up coming projects.
Please inform us of your up coming events so we may share those on our social media sites! and please do let us know if you would like to be part of Shastram TV and what topic you would like to discuss. If it suits the flavour of Shastram, next time we're in your town I will inform you and we could do the episode together.
Additionally if you have articles or blogs about your thoughts, ideas, knowledge about Indian Classical dance, please do share your link with us so that we may share it with our audience.
You can also become a blogger for Shastram. Please Contact Us if you require further details.