Participant Profile

Tara Pandeya

United States
San Anselmo

Tara Catherine Pandeya is a second-generation dancer, cultural activist, choreographer, scholar and bridge-building artist, dedicated to the promotion of dance from the Central Asian Silk Road region. She uses embodiment practices through dance as a healing tool to empower. Tara’s work aims to support a rebalancing of our written historical record by privileging ephemeral knowledge (dance, kinesthetic and the oral) to provide a more direct, accessible, and inclusive way of knowledge sharing inclusive of marginalized groups and matrilineal storytelling. She creates dance works which evoke beauty, magical surrealism and wonder, inviting curiosity and a questioning of social norms through art.