Mallika Sarabhai has been one of India’s leading choreographers and dancers for over three decades. She has been creating and performing both classical and contemporary works. She has a PhD in Organisational Behaviour and has been honorary Director of ‘Darpana Academy of Performing Arts’ for 40 years. She played the role of Draupadi in Peter Brook’s ‘The Mahabharata’ for five years, in French and English, performing in France, North America, Australia, Japan and Scotland. In 1989, she created the first of her hard-hitting solo theatrical works, ‘Shakti: The Power of Women’. Since the mid-1990s, she has been developing her own contemporary dance vocabulary.