From early on in her career, Sohini has been actively involved in spreading her craft to children across the world, through specially scripted dance items & participative workshops. She has run projects and programs involving pre-school to pre-university children - where they have learnt, honed and performed Indian dance, often with a variety of messages depicted through colourful dance based storytelling on Indian mythology, Indian Vedas, Hymns and Chants, and introductions to the worlds of Rabindranath Tagore, the Mother Goddess ethos and a variety of related and fascinating subjects for the children – taking India to them.
She has been a regular performer and story-teller through dance for displaced and underprivileged children throughout the world, most notably in Maharashtra, India, Austria, Germany and Italy – empowering, and healing, through her art and a natural gift for weaving fascinating spells through her storytelling through dance and mudras – contributing, in her own way, to infusing their difficult lives with a little bit of magic.
Hampshire County Council, Southampton,UK - Thengalapali Project - with children from schools throughout Southampton area.
Austria - Annual pre-Summer dance workshops in schools across the Innsbruck region - this program has been running for the last 15 years.
Germany – Fostering empathy and Connecting Civilisations through her dance workshops with children in schools across Germany
Spain, Madrid - Twice a year performance/workshop targeting children of all ages at FNAC Madrid; workshops for children at the Anthropological Museum of Madrid and at the annual BollyMadrid Festival.
Apne Aap, Kolkata, India - Under the umbrella of Apne Aap, a Kolkata based NGO, where the children aged 6 to 14 put up a show at their Centre after intensive training from Sohini.
Rajasthan, India - Working with physically challenged orphan girls in Jaipur
Maharashtra, India – Working with the resident children of the female inmates of Byculla Jail, Mumbai – empowerment through dance and storytelling
Maharashtra, India – Working with the children of the Maharashtra State Police employees – workshops on Connecting Civilisations
Italy and Austria - Healing Through Dance Project - – Working with children from Syria, Armenia, Afghanistan and North Korea