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A platform for Emerging Choreographers

An event conceptualised by Shruti Maria Datar  for emerging artists, dancers and choreographers to share their short pieces and/or works in progress. Viewpoint is proud to be the only crowdfunded platform in the city of Mumbai, truly made possible by the community's belief in the idea. 

An evening of short performances not longer than 10-12 minutes followed by a voluntary QnA. Invested in the diversity of dance, Viewpoint aims to offer a space for artists involved in experimental forms of dance or performance to share their works with audiences and other artists or potential collaborators. It hopes to be a space to create, connect and perform and engage with the community. Showcasing new age performances that aim to push the boundaries and provide a new perspective to performance, to inspire a generation of thinkers and creators and hone them. 

Mumbai has always been home of commercial ventures be it in industry, cinema or dance. Dance isn’t just for entertainment and showcasing superior physicality but also a mode for social change, putting forward pertinent questions and creating an experience for the audience. While Mumbai boasts of some of the best commercial dance schools and performances in the country we lack a space for unconventional and distinctive dance formats. While each type of performance has a space in the arts ecosystem, Viewpoint is born out of a need for an alternate perspective and shift in performance structures in the city.


17th September 2022 Mumbai
19th November 2022 Pune

The first Viewpoint was held at Harkat studios, Versova on the 17th of September 2022. The evening consisted of four contemporary dance work-in-progress performances by emerging choreographers. We had an overwhelming audience of 75 and the support of countless family and friends. 

1) Hrishikesh Pawar 

2) Ammith Kumar ( feat Tarini Tripathi)

3) Melitta D'souza

4) Jimit Thakker. 

The show was supported by

Venue partner: Harkat studios, Versova 

Photography partner: Brandon Pinto

Volunteers: Aditi Deepak, Navin Kelamane, Vineet Vashishtha. 

2nd September 2023, Mumbai

Viewpoint is back for a second edition - a one of its kind platform in the city to showcase independent contemporary dance work conceptualised and produced by ‘The Movement Arts Co’!

An exciting evening of 4 short contemporary dance performances, with the opening act by Shruti Maria Datar followed by 3 performances curated by Avantika Bahl.


1) Stutter by Sabita Shaw from Kolkata 

2) Seven Sisters by Somya Kautia from Mumbai 

3) Grotesque of all Time GOAT by Maitreyee Joshi from Pune

The performances followed by a Q&A with the makers about their work and process.


The show is supported by

Venue partner: Harkat studios, Versova 

Photography partner: Brandon Pinto

Volunteers: Aditi Deepak, Jimit Thakker

All the Crowdfunding donors via

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