A selection of dance works created, performed and produced by Sreyashi Dey, with her dance company Srishti, and other artists who have collaborated to present traditional pieces, as well as create new work over the years.

    • PanchaChitra: the journey within

    Michigan Literary and Theatrical Society, Spotlight Festival

    June 24 and 25, 2017

    Washtenaw Community College,
    Ann Arbor, MI


    Concept: Sreyashi Dey

    Choreography: Sreyashi Dey (with the dancers)

    Dancers: Sreyashi Dey, Soumi Ghosh, Sampurna Datta, Debnita Talapatra and Esha Biswas

    Music: Manomoy Bhattacharya, Jayati Chakraborty, Sadhna Sargam and Saheb Chatterjee

    Spoken word: Mala Chakraborty and dancers

    Script: Esha Biswas

    Photography: Akhil Tej Kantipuly

    Based on Tagore’s classic dance drama, Chitrangada, this new production by Akshara will present a contemporary interpretation of this classic as the story of every woman, her inner struggles and dilemmas about beauty, acceptance, self-esteem, dignity and a quest for the truth. Instead of simply narrating this as the tale of the warrior princess from the Mahabharata, this innovative choreography is a fluid journey of every woman through complex internal states of mind. It is represented symbolically through Chitrangada as she transitions from her masculine to feminine persona, and eventually realizing her true self. It touches on important gender issues as she discovers the essential truth about herself through her evolving relationship with Arjun and conversations with Madan. Five female dancers will represent five stages of Chitrangada’s journey, reflecting five distinct states of mind that lead her to finding herself. The production will use the classical dance style of Odissi, martial arts, contemporary movements and spoken narrations.


  • Detroit Institute for the Arts, June 4, 2017 at 2pm

From Traveler to Aesthete: Charles Lang Freer and Indian Art, presented by the Freer House

Sreyashi Dey performs sections of the Ramayana in the Odissi style



  • Time Space Energy, ICCR, Kolkata, February 2017


  • Uday Shankar Dance Festival, Kolkata, India, January 2017


  • Mandala, Ann Arbor, September 2016


  • Songs to the Dark Mother, Ann Arbor, August 2016


  • Ananta, Indian Embassy, Washington, DC, August 2016


  • Ananta, Kolkata, India, March 2016 and Bangalore, September 2016


  • Odissi, Paris and London, May 2015


  • Chayanika, New Delhi and Kolkata, India, December 2015


  • Dasavatar, Erasing Borders Festival/Downtown Dance Festival, New York, August 2015


  • Chayanika, Ann Arbor, September 2014



  • Rasa, Arthur Miller Theater, University of Michigan, October 2012


  • Samudra, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, March 2012