Sohini Chakraborty, Ashoka Fellow, PhD Scholar, Sociologist, dance movement therapist and dance activist, is the Founder Director of Kolkata Sanved. Over 20 years, Sohini experimented with breaking the barriers of traditional dance and introduce Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) as a tool for psycho-social rehabilitation to provide a fresh approach in South Asia. This unique and innovative methodology was developed by Kolkata Sanved, under the leadership of Sohini Chakraborty. Honed over the past two decades, the Sampoornata model is a pioneering concept in South Asia. She has been felicitated by the DWCD, Govt. of West Bengal in 2016. She received prestigious True Legend Award, The Dian Von Furstenberg Award to transform the lives of other women. She also received the Newsmaker award for outstanding achievement and inspiration. Under her leadership, Kolkata Sanved marching towards the establishment of center of excellence in DMT for change in South Asia.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- Marcus Aurelius
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