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Her Story

Presented with MKM Bollystars

Her Story

A classical Indian dance adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

October 23 at 7pm & October 25 at 1pm

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, choreographers Shalini Bathina and Shivani Thakkar bring 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.

Running Time: 30 minutes with no intermission

A limited number of $10 tickets are made available for all Noise Now events and are released at 10am ten days prior to each event. To purchase a $10 ticket, simply visit our website at 10am on the ticket release date and select the $10 ticket option. If $10 tickets are not visible online, then all available tickets have already been claimed. For Her Story, these tickets will be made available at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. 

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.

artists + cast


  • Creators & Choreographers: Shalini Bathina and Shivani Thakkar
  • Writer: Pallavi Srinivasan
  • Select Poems by: Tanya Markul


  • Lead Artist: Shalini Bathina and Shivani Thakkar
  • Narrator: Pallavi Srinivasan
  • Ensemble: MKM Bollystars (Sharayu Mahale, Richa Shukla, Julia Springer, Natasha Nazerali)

“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.