Check out this feature on the Southern Vermont Dance Festival’s website:

Come and check out our works that will be shared here!

Rohini Bhatia and Shilpa Darivemula of the Aseemkala Initiative presented Sati’s Surgery at the conference to a room full of amazing physicians and students. It was a wonderful experience.

Shilpa also presented her White Coat Dance for her AMWA Artist in Residence presentation. She also helped to organize the White Coat Installation at the conference.



What an amazing experience to perform and speak with activists from all walks of life! It was an honor to be a part of this collaborative effort. Below is a raw video of the piece and the video of the surgical process. Thank you to Tom Block and Julia Levine for allowing Sati’s Surgery to be shared. Thank you to Dan and Cathy Manjunath of the PSCCC and to Hanan for all recordings!


The Aseemkala Initiative is excited to present the first piece of our Mahavidyas in Medicine series, Sati’s Surgery, at the International Human Rights Arts Festival on March 3, 2017 from 6-7:30 PM.

Please come and visit us as we share our work with this incredible community!

Check out our latest video story on the importance of screening for cervical cancer! Full video found on the “History and Physical” Tab above. And here is the link to GIAHC’s article on the project.

Aseemakala is excited to partner with the International Human Rights and Arts Festival Team to bring four new pieces of the Mahavidyas in Medicine series to New York City!

We are excited to work with Supraja Chittari, Sophia Salingaros, Jenn Chowdhury, and Arhant Rao to bring Tara’s (Dis)Ability, Bhairavi’s Addiction, Bagala’s Words, and Kamala’s Mind to the Opera Studio on April 8th!

We are even more excited to say that the show has SOLD OUT!

Thank you all for your loving support. We are excited to see you on Sunday!