Bisakha Sarker

Bisakha Sarker is a leading practitioner of Indian creative dance. She has worked as a performer, choreographer, researcher, educationalist, critic, writer and video maker.  Sarker was born in India and received her Masters degree in Statistics from the University of Calcutta. After coming to the UK she adopted Liverpool as her home. She works all over the country in a wide range of situations. Her innovative work, much of it with disabled people, has challenged traditional cultural boundaries. Her rich spiritual creativity inspires others to translate their experiences and emotions into the shapes and rhythms of dance. Sarker hands over the ownership of the dance to all those with whom she works, empowering them in a unique way. Both her performance and participatory work is informed by eastern spirituality. Sarker is the director of Chaturangan, an agency based in Liverpool working to raise the profile of South Asian dance, culture and spirituality both locally and nationally.  For more information on Chaturangan go to their website

Part of the First Ladies Exhibition

We are also looking to hear from you about your first ladies. Get in touch and nominate the lady in your life that has inspired you, or that you simply adore! All you have to do is tweet us using @AtkinsonThe and #AtkFirstLadies and tell us who you are nominating. We will randomly pick 5 people and their guests that tweet us to join us at the special preview on 2 June. Your pictures and tweets will be shown as part of the exhibition in an interactive display.

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