I Learned to Live Dance

by Shashwati Garaighosh

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I hail from a family of artists: My father is a sculptor, my mother paints, and my brother is an architectural sculptor. Growing up, I was surrounded by canvas, paint, brushes, stone, wood, chisels… the list goes on. Born into a family of artists, it was never an option not to be interested in art. It was both nature and nurture. As a little girl, I was quite convinced that I would grow up to either paint or sculpt like my parents. Alongside, dance (Odissi) was my constant companion — an after­ school hobby that I really enjoyed.

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