Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Chavi Bansal dance

Chavi Bansal/Vimoksha 

From India, Chavi Bansal’s early dance training was in Bharatnatyam, Bollywood, Martial Arts( Kalaripayatt), and Indian Contemporary dance. Craving a broader dance vocabulary, Chavi moved to the Netherlands,where she earned her B.A. in Dance with a specialization in Choreography. In 2010, Chavi founded her company, Vimoksha, or “Liberation” in Sanskrit. Using a base of Indian classical movement and western modern technique, Chavi’s work is developed largely through improvisation. At its heart, regardless of the form, the practice is focused on three areas: self-inquiry, stillness, and connection.Since moving to Boston in 2014, Vimoksha has found a company of Boston-based dancers. Chavi's Work have been presented By university of Stavanger ( Norway), Danstalier’s ( Rotterdam, NL), Mundial festival ( Netherlands ), Boston Center for the arts (Boston), Dance Complex (Cambridge,USA), India Habitat Center ( India), Omi International arts Center (NY). Bansal is  constantly trying to bring dance to different communities in Boston, for which Vimoksha runs a sister company Moving stories and work with kids of  Roxbury tenants of Harvard, to bring art to communities who generally do not have access. Chavi's work has been supported by Boston Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, Massachusetts cultural council, Cambridge Arts council, Boston Center for the arts, Fidelity Charitable made possible by James sprigg and The Dance Complex. 



Additional Links: 
Promo Day after Day
Movement research on the word Gap, dancer dealing with entanglement arising out of lonliness
Highlights of perfromances presented at Boston Center for the Arts in 2017
Inspired by movement of an infant in the womb, following the ritual of Infanticide practiced in India.

I Have Worked With

  • November 2017

    I presented 3 works of mine on, 10th and 11th of November 2017, with new works supported by Boston Foundation, presented at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Boston. I was the recepient of Live Arts Grant from Boston Foundation in 2017. Presented work based on Kalaripayatt, an ancient Martial Arts of India. We are currenlty sharing vocabulary by presentation and workshops and performances, mixing modern dance vocabulary in the ancient technique. 

  • July 2017

    Created a New work for We create Residency, organized and Funded by Marsha Parrila from Danza Organica. The work was presented at HIbernian Hall in Boston. The piece was a collaboration between, Tap dance, modern dance and Poetry. 

  • June 2017

    I have performed a full evening production, with my enitre company Vimoksha on June 9th and 10th 2017, at the Boston Center for The Arts. I was a resident artist at the BCA for the year 2017. There were 5 works presented in one night, with total runing time of 70 minutes. 


  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

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1904 beacon street Brookline
Brookline, MA 02445
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Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
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Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Folk
Dance - Traditional
Music - New
Theater - Storytelling
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Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
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Artist (Individual)
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Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Performance / Concert / Reading
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Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Fonts Hogescholen voor de kunsten BA dance and choreography, Netherlands
Bachelors in Business administration, India
Lab Grant from Boston Foundation
Massachusetts Cultural council Grant
New England Dance Fund NEFA 2017
Cambridge Cultural council 2016-2017
Fidelity Grant made possible by James Spriggs
Creative City grant recipient for the year 2017-2018
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
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Light designer
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I am a Teaching Artist

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Afterschool Program
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Community Site / Center
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
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Arts Integration - Health
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Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
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500Hrs RYT yoga therapy and yoga certification
Prenatal Yoga
Kids yoga
Meditation for stress management / Guided meditation
Kalaripayatt Martial arts of India
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