Sandeep Bodhanker


World Tours

Rhythm of Life 2008, Bhakti – Essence of Life 2009

Rhythm of Life was inspired by the desire to promote Indian art and culture throughout the world. With the best wishes and greetings of Her Majesty The Queen of England, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, The Consul General of India and other officials, Sandeep commenced a world cultural tour Rhythm of Life in January 2008. The tour journeyed across the five continents. In collaboration with various High Commissions of India, Sahaja Yoga and other organisations, Sandeep took Kuchipudi to new audiences, many of whom had never seen any Indian dance form before.

The overwhelming response of the audiences and the continual cultural exchange was most inspiring. Sandeep felt it was a blessing and a joy to meet people from all walks of life, with entirely different life experiences and perspectives who are nevertheless connected to one and other through their passion for dance. Due to the keen interest in Kuchipudi and popular demand of the audiences and students, Sandeep created Bhakti – Essence of Life in 2009, a further tour of the South American continent.

Now as a member of UNESCO’s International Dance Council – CID, Sandeep will be touring the South and North America, Asia and Europe in 2010.

Selected Performances

England, 2009 

16th October, Rotary Club of Edgbaston, Hotel Paragon, Birmingham.

Peru, 2009


19th June, San Marcos National University, Lima.

23th June, Agriculture National University, Lima.

26th June, San Martin de Porres University - Medicine, Lima.

28th June, Municipality of Trujillo, Lima.

30th June, Engineering National University, Lima.

1st July, Municipality of Jesus Maria, Lima.

Ecuador, 2009

11th June, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Teatro Nacional, Quito.

12th June, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (Teatro Bartolome de las Casas), Quito.

12th June, Teatro Municipal de Machachi, Machachi.

15th June, Universidad San Francisco (Teatro Calderon de la Barca), Quito.

Colombia, 2009

07th May, El Bosque University, Bogota.

09th May, Gobernacion Del Tolima (Government Hall), Ibague.

13th May, SENA University, Bogota.

14th May, National University of Colombia.

15th May, Foundation San Martin University, Barranquilla.

16th May, Hotel Puerta Del Sol, Barranquilla.

16th May, AVHOS Autonoma University, Barranquilla.

17th May, Marleny School of Arts, Barranquilla.

19th May, Gimnasio Del Norte College, Valledupar.

19th May, Loperena National College, Valledupar.

20th May, Alcaldia De Valledupar (Government Hall), Valledupar.

27th May, Antioquia University, Medellin.

28th May, Envigado College, Medellin.

28th May, National Universitu, Medellin.

29th Javeriana University, Bogota.

05th June, National University of Colombia, Bogota.

Brazil, 2009

27th February, Centro de Convivência, Campinas, Sao Paulo.

28th February, Centro Cultural Adamastor, Guarulhos.

05th March, Escola Brigadeiro Faria Lima children, Sao Paulo.

06th March, Teatro Municipal Sylvia A Matheus, Vinhedo.

07th March, Auditório da FAFIL Universidade, Santo André.

11th March, Teatro Renascença, Porto Alegre.

14th March, Museu Nacional, Brasilia.

15th March,  Museu Nacional, Brasilia.

16th March, Teatro do SESI, Taguatinga, Brasilia.

22nd March, Teatro Francisco Nunes, Belo Horizonte.

25th March, Teatro do SESI, Vitoria.

30th March, Teatro Jorge Amado, Salvador.

01st April, Teatro Municipal de Niterói, Rio de Janeiro.

02nd April, Teatro do SESI, Rio de Janeiro.

03rd April, Teatro Arthur Azevedo, Campo Grande, Rio de Janeiro.

India, 2009

23rd January, Kalaaradhana, Nizamabad, India.

26th January, Swadesi Mela, Nizamabad, India.

South Africa, 2008

19th October, Diwali Festival Hindu Samaj, Protea Complex, P.M.B.

20th October, Mt.Edgcombe MariamemTemple, Durban.

24th October, Phoenix Plaza Diawali Festival, Durban.

25th October, Chatsworth Diwali Festival, Durban.

26th October, Sahaja Yoga Festival, Nedbank, P.M.Burg.

India, 2008

02nd September, Junior Chamber of International, Nizamabad.

Thailand, 2008


02nd July, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

03rd July, Press, Patravadi Theatre,Siriraj, Bangkok.

04th July, Performance, Patravadi Theatre, Bangkok Noi.

Australia, 2008

07 June, Richmond, Blue Mountains.

New Zealand, 2008

03rd May, Papakura Community Hall, Auckland.

Brazil, 2008

01st March, Centro Cultural Adamastor, Guarulhos, Sao Paulo.

02nd March, Espaço Cultural Homens do Brasil, Sao Paulo.

07th March, Teatro Noel Rosa - UERJ, Rio de Janiero.

08th March, Teatro popular Caminho Niemayer, Niteroi.

09th March, Teatro popular Caminho Niemayer, Niteroi.

14th March, Usina do Gasometro, Porto Alegre.

15th March, Auditório do Banco do Brasil, Porto Alegre.

26th March, Teatro Glauber Rocha, Vitória da Conquista.

27th March, Centro de Cultural, Vitória da Conquista.

30th Match, Teatro do SESI, Taguatinga, Brasilia.

04th April, Sala Plínio Marcos - FUNARTE, Brasilia.

06th April, Casa da Cultura, Araguari.

12th April, Teatro SESI, Vitória.


Multi-faith Centre, University of Derby, England

University of York, England

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Universidade de Brasília, Brazil

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

El Bosque Universidad in Bogota, Colombia

SENA Universidad in Bogota, Colombia

Nacional Universidad in Bogota, Colombia

San Martin Universidad in Barranquilla, Colombia

Javeriana Universidad in Bogota, Colombia

Selisiana Universidad, Quito, Ecuador

San Fransisco Universidad, Quito, Ecuador

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru

Universidad Nacional Agraria, La Molina, Peru

Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru

Universidad San Martin de Porres, La Molina, Peru

Silpakon University in Bangkok, Thailand

Selected Workshops

ITV Junior Television Workshop, Birmingham, England

City Technology College, Birmingham, England

Holgate School, Nottingham, England

Patravadi Theatre, Bangkok, Brazil

Espaço Caldeirão, São Paulo, Brazil

Espaço Bela dança, São Paulo, Brazil

Cia de Artes e Mantra Cultura e Arte, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Espaço Marzen, Vila Velha, Brazil

Teatro Jorge Amado, Salvador, Brazil

Escola Parque, Brasília, Brazil

Shiva Studio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Casa de la Cultura, Ecuador

Casa de la Danza, Ecuador

December 2007

Tutoring dance to students in England and preparing for upcoming World Cultura 2008

November 2007

Telegu Association of Scotland, Diwali Celebration Performance, Glasgow.

October 2007

Intensive training with guru Sri Vedantam Radheshyam in Kuchipudi Village, Andra Pradesh, India.

August - October 2007

  • Dance Workshops in Sydney, Australia.
  • Special guest performer at A Cultural Evening of Meditation, Music and Dance, Presented by Sahaja Yoga Australia, at Richmond School of Arts, Sydney.

March 2007

Presents International Dance Day solo dance performance of student Freya Jeffrey, Nizmabad, AP, India.

January 2007

  • Receives Natyacharya award, presented by International Theatre Movement's chairman justice D.P. Das Mohapatra, Cuttack Orissa. Sandeep presents dance performances by his Australian and Indian students at the International Children’s/Youth Play & Dance Festival 2007, Cuttack, Orissa.
  • In Kuchipudi village with Padmasri Sri Dr Vedantam Satyanarayana Sarma & Sri Vedantam Radheshyam.
  • India Theatre Olympiad International Theatre Festival Cuttack, Orissa.
  • Sandeep presents his young Australian protege Freya Jeffrey and other senior students for their performances at the All-India Festival.

December 2006

Judge for Mc Donald's Little Miss & Master Hyderabad Talent Quest, NTR Gardens, Hyderabad.

January 2006

January 10, 2006 @ 7:00pm
Sandeep Bodhanker performed The Dance of Grace at the Nehru Centre in London.

November 2005

November 11, 2005 @ 7:00pm
Diwali Festival in WestMidlands. Millinium Point main stage.