Sharmila is one of Feldt’s oldest and dearest clients. Sharmila and I have been working together for over a decade and as her career grew so did the size and scale of the projects that worked on together. Starting with flyers and invitations for non-for-profit groups featuring her performances later became solo exhibitions at some of the best known galleries in the city. Our work together culminated with SRISTI a book documenting Sharmila’s life, travels and performances. The most current project was promoting her yoga classes out in the Hamptons.
About Sharmila-Using the vocabulary of various age-old Indian forms of movement, Sharmila Desai has created her own language of expression. Her performances are not only formed by her artistic vision but also by her progression and commitment to her various practices. The beauty of Desai’s ability to combine ancient practices into a performance that is not only contemporary, but also seemingly timeless. As a young girl Desai practiced classical Indian dance and was then introduced to yoga asana. She embraced the daily discipline in dance which later led to her concentration in yoga. She became more interested in the root of Indian movement and began to experiment within these forms.