Dance India Dance 2 winner Shakti Mohan has launched an interesting 2012 calendar called Nritya Shakti, which contains 12 graceful dance expressions.
This one, incidentally, is Shakti’s favourite pose.
Take a look at the others.
The costumes have been designed by Shakti’s sister Mukti, a dancer herself, with some help from stylist Josie.
The calendar has been shot by internationally acclaimed photographer Pravin Talan. “It was Pravin who suggested that I should make a dance calendar,” Shakti says.
Shakti plans to go to New York and train further in international dance forms. “I want to be known as a good dancer internationally. This calendar is a stepping stone in my career,” she says.
Contemporary dance choreographer Terrance Lewis helped her select the pictures for the calendar.
“Terrance is my guru. This calendar is one of its kind, as this is the first by a dancer and could not have done it without the support of Zee TV,” she says.
Shakti’s father suggested the title Nritya Shakti because it expresses the power of dance.
“I‘m recognised because of dance and I owe everything to it,” Shakti says. “I want to give back to dance and ake it to another level.”
Shakti completed the photo shoot in just a day.
Shakti says, “The shoot was fun but it required so much hard work and decision making. I never imagined producing something like this would be so taxing.”
This is Shakti’s toughest pose because it required her to jump high. “I hurt my knees (during the shoot for this picture) and had to take rest for a few days,” Shakti says