“So adept is Gandhi at capturing the distinctive physical characteristics of each embodiment, she seems to literally morph from one to the next, as if there were a cast of dozens of her Indian relatives populating the stage.” (Herald-Tribune)
Bahu-Beti-Biwi (Daughter-in-law, Daughter, Wife) is a multi-disciplinary solo performance by Sheetal Gandhi. The work was awarded the 2012-13 NDP Touring Award, and has been presented internationally in theaters from Norway to India and in over 15 cities in the U.S.
Sheetal is a multi-hyphenated artist (singer, dancer, choreographer, actor) with a career that has spanned genres and disciplines including work as a creator and performer in Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion, playing a leading role in the Broadway production of Bombay Dreams, dancing throughout Ghana with the traditional West African dance company Novisi, and singing with the New York based, all-female a cappella group, Anamcara.
Today, Gandhi is based in Los Angeles where she initiates her own creative projects, choreographs and acts for theater, film, and television, and offers workshops and school-assembly shows that serve to educate, inspire and entertain. She holds an M.F.A. in dance from UCLA and teaches at various universities. She collaborates with artists and theater companies including Cornerstone Theater, Dan Froot and the Who’s Hungry project, Post Natyam, South Coast Repertory, and more.
Read more about Sheetal's creative process in developing Bahu-Beti-Biwi - about the people involved and the communities impacted, and what you can do to bring this work to a theater, community center or alternative space near you!