Reshma Chhiba in collaborative work
The Two Talking Yonis – collaboration with Reshma Chhiba
The Two Talking Yonis, a solo show by Reshma Chhiba ( Constitution Hill, Room Gallery & Kalashnikov, Johannesburg, 8 August 2013) in which she collaborated with curator Nontobeko Ntombela.
Sarvavidya Natyaalaya – collaboration with Anusha Pillay and Panna Bhaga
Sarvavidya Natyaalaya (SVN), a nonprofit organisation based in Gauteng, South Africa, was co-founded by Anusha Pillay, Reshma Chhiba and Panna Bhaga in 2010. The mission of the school is to promote Indian art and culture within contemporary South Africa. Its founders studied under the tutelage of Smt. Satya Bhama, disciple of Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale, Kalakshetra. While we specialize in Bharata Natyam it is our hope that the institution will eventually flourish into a holistic learning centre, which incorporates all aspects of creativity that includes dance, music, visual arts, and at the same time be steeped in spirituality through yoga, meditation and the study of Hindu mythology. Our hope is that even if students do not go on to pursue the arts, that we make some contribution in creating a society that is refined and appreciative of the intricacies of ancient Indian arts and spirituality.