Shilpika Bordoloi is a practitioner, choreographer, director, teacher, curator, and performer from Assam, India. She is the founder and the Artistic Director of Brahmaputra Cultural Foundation (BCF), a space of—and for—community participation, leadership, artistic journeys/performances, exchanges and education through arts and culture. Currently, the various centers of BCF at Jorhat, Golaghat, Majuli and Guwahati works for and with indigenous knowledge systems besides expressing and showcasing the best contemporary practices in the field of performing arts from all over the world. Shilpika also works in the pedagogical development of the curriculum of Performing Arts in India. She is a visiting faculty to the National School of Drama and National Institute of Design and at the State University of Film and Television, Haryana. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher as well. Shilpika has been awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for Contemporary/Experimental Dance in India amongst others For the last decade, the bulk of her research has focused on a multi-media project called “Katha Yatra,” a study of the riverine culture/community in Assam.
Conceptualised by Shilpika Bordoloi the artistic manifestations of her work within Katha Yatra have resulted in a contemporary theatre/dance performance piece called Majuli (supported by IFA and Ministry of Culture), dance films called Nature of Nescience and One With the Flow, an artistic residency called Katha Yatra II – Boat on Wheels, and a video documentation work called Lore. Currently, she is exploring the broad umbrella of Body Wisdom where healing modalities, stage work, screen work, and community work intersect in a multi-dimensional way.