Pyragraph: Ishita Mili Shares the Story Behind Urban Indian Dance

Written by Eva Avenue / May 27, 2019

“Standing just under five feet tall, Ishita unapologetically takes up room onstage and off with her larger-than-life presence and the self-actualization of her dreams.”

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pulse magazine fall 2017 edition

Written by Gemmal Connell / September 28 2017

"Urban Indian allows Ishita to tell her own version of stories from India"

"If we can change the conversation through Art... thats very powerful"

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Children of 1971: artist spotlight

Published by Children of 1971 / June 8, 2019

“I don’t resent my parents anymore. Because they were so tough on me, I am stronger, I am smarter, and I am better.”

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Written by Nina Gupta / January 22 2018

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Artistic Manifesto Feature

Written by Darren Gooden / September 28 2017

About Ishita Mili's choreography in American Bangladeshi singer Rahmaan's "Shanti" music video

“For this music video, Ishita choreographed in a unique style blending elements of Indian classical dance with urban hip-hop — a style she has created called “Urban Indian.” This specific style also reflects the blend in cultures seen in ‘Shanti’. In this video, the dancers wear an Urban take on Bharatnatyam (Indian classical dance) outfits, as I dress in one white and one black kurta (male Indian dress),” explains Rahmaan.

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