Sohini believes in, and actively practices, universal access to the arts, to every strata of society, in every country – well beyond traditional and commercial avenues. She has been a tireless proponent of the role of the arts to inspire and aspire, to spread light where there Is little – and dedicates a significant portion of her annual performance and lecture/workshop calendar, teaching dance, or storytelling through dance, to the marginalized and dispossessed sections of society – all pro-bono.
Sohini is also an active curator of eclectic and differentiating musical performances in India and other parts of the world – bringing together maverick European, American, and Indian musicians for performances on significant platforms – both offline and online.
# Dance classes for women from the red-light districts of Kolkata – for the NGO Apne Aap
# Dance classes for the women inmates of jails in the Indian state of Maharashtra
# Dance classes for blind school children in the Indian state of Rajasthan
# Dance classes for shelter home inmates in Kolkata – for the NGO LittleBigHelp
# Dance classes for women inmates of refugee camps in Europe – for UNESCO
# Storytelling Through Dance – recounting inspirational and moral fables of Indian mythology through dance – for street children in India and South America
# World Music performances by pianists, guitarists, sitar players, tabla players at key venues like The Tollygunge Club, Kolkata; Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata; The Saturday Cub, Kolkata; Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New York; Tagore Centre, Berlin; SOAS, University of London; Casa Asia, Madrid etc.