"It's a perfect blend of Bollywood and Hollywood."
"The world must see you."
"It's an artist's dream to be associated with Shiamak. The way he blends the east and the west is marvelous."
"What is this energy you have which extends through all your dancers as well? It's fantastic!"
"Whenever we think of different kind of choreography in Indian Cinema, everyone thinks of Shiamak!"
"How incredibly talented Shiamak is. He is gifted!"
"Hot like Fire!"
"When you sang, I felt that!"
Singer, choreographer, performing artist Shiamak Davar is known as the “Guru of Dance” in India. He is largely responsible for modernizing India’s dance scene especially in the film and theatre industry.
With the motto Have Feet. Will Dance. ™, Shiamak Davar International is the world’s biggest dance academy enriching the lives of over a million dance enthusiasts across India, Canada, Australia, the UAE and the UK. Spreading the joy of dance to ages four to eighty four, his faculty teaches his original dance styles including Shiamak Style (Contemporary), Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz ™, Shabop (Hip Hop & Street Funk) and Shiamak’s Yoga – Inner Dance Movement amongst many others.
Shiamak’s Victory Arts Foundation (VICTORY) is a not-for-profit organization committed to making dance a meaningful experience for everyone. Using dance as therapy, VICTORY empowers individuals who are lesser privileged, vulnerable to HIV/AIDS or with special needs. It has reached out to over 200 NGOs and Institutions, and touched the lives of more than 10,000 individuals. VICTORY through its four programs- Dance as Therapy, Dance for Good, Victory Dance Team and Victory on Wheels enriches lives, instills a strong sense of self-belief and confidence, and endeavors to seamlessly integrate people into the community, in the process leaving a lasting impact on their lives.
In 2011, Shiamak was honored with a doctorate by Middlesex University, London, for his contribution to the field of dance education, entertainment and the performing arts.
In 2014, Shiamak received the Medallion and Citation from the Governor General of Canada for his dedication towards building friendship and cultural understanding between Canada and India.
Dil Chahe (1999)
Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate (1998)
Mohabbat Karle (1997)
Shiamak’s Hindi Pop album Mohabbat Karle sold 1.2 million copies in India. With a strong pop influence, Shiamak’s other album Dil Chahe was a huge success as well. He also released an English album, Survive. His latest album Shabop featured songs with Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan and Shweta Pandit.
Shiamak has shared the stage with international artists including Sting, Bryan Adams, Will Smith and Eddie Grant. He also performed for Oprah in 2012 during her visit to India.
Shiamak has revolutionized choreography in Bollywood. In 1998, he recieved the prestigious National Award for choreography for the film Dil Toh Pagal Hai and went on to choreograph blockbusters such as Taal, Kisna, Dhoom 2, Taare Zameen Par, Rab Ne Bana De Jodi and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. With Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Shiamak’s choreography reached international shores. World class shows on national and international platforms have made Shiamak the most sought after choreographer.
His latest contemporary dance production Selcouth has run to over sixteen houseful shows in Mumbai and is set to travel globally.
Shiamak has been the celebrity judge/ guest judge for dance based reality shows including Dance Ke Superstars (Superstars of Dance), Dance India Dance- Li’l Masters, Jhalak Dikhla Ja (Dancing with the Stars), Dance Premier League (DPL), Bollywood Star (Australia and Canada) and India’s Got Talent.
Shiamak sets the stage on fire with songs and dance styles from across the world. Be it the World Economic Forum (Davos, 2006), closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games (Melbourne, 2006; Delhi, 2010), The IIFA Awards, The Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), Shiamak is modern India’s cultural ambassador to the world.
His own productions - One, Yes! and I Believe have run to packed houses and are considered the finest productions in India.
INDIA - Germany
Zangoora - The Gypsy Prince
Shiamak Davar Productions
Yes! The Spirit of Triumph
The Unforgettable Tour - USA, UK, Canada and Trinidad
SHIAMAK - The Spirit of India - South Africa
The SHIAMAK Tour - China
Cairo International Song Festival - Cairo and Alexandria
International Sports Events
World Economic Forum - Davos (2006)
Indo Economic Forum - Rome
Indo - Japan Friendship Year - Tokyo
Festival of France in India - Mumbai
India Calling - Vancouver
Namaste America - Mumbai
Rajiv Gandhi Music Festival
100 Years of Cinema - Mumbai
Femina Miss India - Mumbai
Femina Look of the Year - Mumbai
Ford Supermodel Contest - Mumbai
IIFA Awards - Globally (2002 - 2011, 2014)
Sangeet Awards - London, UK (2004) | Oakland, USA (2005)
Bollywood Awards - New York, USA (2000)
POGO Amazing Kids Awards
Zee Little Champs
Zee Cine Awards - Macau (2009), Mumbai (2013)
New Age Friendship Concert - South Africa
Commonwealth Games - Delhi (2010)
Sahara Sports Awards - (2009, 2010)
IPL T20 Cricket Championship
Johannesburg - South Africa
Commonwealth Youth Games - Pune (2008)
Commonwealth Games - Melbourne (2006)
Olympic Flame Event - New Delhi (2004)
National Games - New Delhi (1994)
Asian Track & Field Games - New Delhi (1989)
Laureus Sports Awards
Kaun Banega Crorepati (Who wants to be a millionaire)
New York Life Insurance
Coca - Cola
Musicals / Theatre
Evita (The Arts Club, Vancouver)
They're Playing our Song
My Fair Lady
Last Tango in Heaven
Dance Ke Superstars
Dance Premiere League
Dance India Dance
Jhalak Dikhla Ja (Dancing with the stars)
Femina Miss India (2011)
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