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Her Story

Presented with MKM Bollystars

Her Story

A classical Indian dance adaptation of The Winter's Tale

March 26 & 27 at 7:15pm

MKM Bollystars returns for their 3rd collaboration with Noise Now, this time re-envisioning Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale through Indian classical dance. Recognizing the parallel experiences of Hermione from The Winter’s Tale, and Sita from the Ramayana, Shalini and Shivani bring you a new creation delving into Her Story.  Bollystars has roots in a rich dance heritage as an offspring of the well-established and recognized Bharata Natyam (Indian classical) dance institution Manu Kala Mandir (MKM) Dance Productions and Academy.


A limited number of complimentary tickets are held for all Noise Now events. Please contact Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, Director of Cultural Programming, at to check availability for this event.

Running Time: 30 minutes with no intermission

artists + cast


  • Creator & Choreographer: Shalini Bathina
  • Creator & Choreographer: Shivani Thakkar
  • Writer: Pallavi Srinivasan


  • Lead Artist: Shalini Bathina
  • Lead Artist: Shivani Thakkar
  • Narrator: Pallavi Srinivasan
  • Ensemble: MKM Bollystars Dance Company

“The expression of one’s inner light, the ages old story of a soul, driven by the sparks of passion, magical like the stars…” MKM Bollystars, under the leadership of visionary artistic directors Shivani Thakkar & Shalini Bathina, create truly memorable and statement driven work. Credits include the Hollywood Bowl for the LA Philharmonic, Skirball Cultural Center, Paramount Pictures, Calgary 2012 opening ceremonies, Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen, Golder Associates, Mayor of Calgary’s Evening of Excellence Awards, Indian Film Festival Los Angeles for three consecutive years, various corporate events in Canada and US, and have been featured on Breakfast Television Calgary, OMNI Television Bollywood Top Ten Show Opener, and in the Calgary Herald.