Led by Sonal Kumar Turakhia, Shivam Arts Dance Company (SADC) is a professional group of highly skilled, classically trained Kathak dancers who are pushing the boundaries of traditional dance in a modern setting. SADC's bold interpretations frequently incorporate musical styles not typically used in Kathak, such as Irish rhythms, Spanish guitar, African drums, etc. The dance company has also artfully transformed several Bollywood classics into beautiful classical presentations. This approach helps further enrich the dance form entertaining and appealing to today’s audience without losing the traditional aesthetics of the classical dance form. Since then, SADC has produced several notable dance videos, using the music of HBO hit show Succession and Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars." Shivam Arts Dance Company’s work often explores the intersection of movements possible between traditional Kathak and contemporary dance forms. The result is a dance that is innovative and beautiful across all genres. Through such collaboration between movement and music, we can see the versatility of dance across cultures, peoples and times. The dancers have all gone through intensive training at Shivam Arts School of Kathak Dance.
L.A. native Clarita Corona is the founder and Artistic Director of the Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre located in the City of Alhambra. After performing at The Arenal, a flamenco club in Spain, Clarita was recognized as a soloist and danced for Spanish dignitaries as well as performing with some of Spain’s premier flamenco artists in Europe and Mexico. Now based in L.A., Clarita is also a member of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts artist roster and continues to perform, lecture and bring Flamenco and Spanish dance culture to Southern California.