Srishti Layankari
is a dance drama project that parallels the law of conservation of energy with the story of Shakti, in the form of the Hindu goddess Tripura Sundari and her tremendous powers to create and destroy. Drawing from the imaginative vocabularies and delicate nuances of classical South Indian dance forms Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi, the work creates a vast canvas soaked in religious fervor—to transform and transfer spiritual energy—an experience for the senses.

…an EPIC piece...a multi-sensory feast...
— Audience Member

…beautiful and moving...what seemed to begin as traditional storytelling moved me into a deep meditative space…
— Audience Member

by Shanthi Chandrasekhar

…truly went beyond the walls of the auditorium and reached out to the universal truths in all of us...
— Audience Member

Funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Spilling Ink received a Dance Place Space Grant in support of the creation of Alekhya: Spilling Ink and its performances.