ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Steps against Violence

For Sheema Kirmani, Pakistan’s most famous classical dancer, dance is a weapon against religious fanaticism and the terrorising of women.

“How can you be young and not want to dance?’’ asks Sheema Kirmani, Pakistan’s most famous classical dancer.

The question sums up the person. For the 61-year-old who has learnt and taught Indian classical dance in her country in the face of physical threats, dance is the very meaning of life. She cites an African tribe who greet each other with the phrase “I am dancing.”

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