Sonia Soney (23) is a contemporary artist/dancer who graduated from the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore. She is trained in contemporary dance, basics of ballet, kalaripayattu, bharatanatyam, hip-hop, chauu and has worked under many national and international choreographers.
Art helps people heal, realise and learn a lot about the self, and at the same time question the conditioning process that society puts an individual’s body and mind through. Using art to converse with the spectators helping them/making them realise the capabilities of the body in all its physical and mental forms and various senses has been a primary goal.
Who decides what is beautiful? Who decides what is ugly? Sonia’s work aims to break the stereotype with respect to toxic standards, with regard to gender, body type, mentalities and so on. She looks forward to a peaceful and harmonious world, helping open doors to humanity through movement art.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonia's residency will take place in 2021.