Based in San Francisco Bay Area, Dholrhythms Dance Company is an organization dedicated to promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of India by sharing rhythms of Punjab through classes, workshops, performances and events. Since its inception in 2003, Dholrhythms has grown into a boundless and unique platform for people of diverse backgrounds to come together, express themselves, and dance in a non-competitive and positive environment.
The diverse group of women who are part of Dholrhythms Dance Company have become one of the most talked about groups in the San Francisco Bay Area bringing their unique style and rhythm to the floor. Led by co-founder Vicki Virk's Punjabi heritage, Dholrhythms highlights the ancestral and ethnic roots of the Punjabi folk dances while pushing boundaries with contemporary influences. The result is a fresh and exciting experience full of joy, energy, and passion.
Dholrhythms has been featured at landmark platforms and stages in San Francisco Bay Area and beyond including War Memorial Opera House, Asian Art Museum, De Young Museum, SF City Hall, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, Stern Grove Festival, The Fillmore, Oakland Museum of California, TedxSF, and more.
Dholrhythms hosts and headlines the award winning Non Stop Bhangra event voted "Best Dance Party" in the SF Bay Area and curates the "Colors of India" production featured yearly at different performing art centers.
~Move to the rhythm of your soul & you'll never miss a beat~
Vicki and Suman came into each others lives over 30 years ago and have been family and best friends since. Their love for music, dance, and culture brought them together as partners to co-create Dholrhythms Dance Company. While their strong belief in empowering and celebrating women highlights this all women dance company, their overall vision is to bring people together from all walks of life through music and dance and to create a community of all ages and ethnicities moving in harmony.
In addition to Dholrhythms, they teamed up with DJ Jimmy Love to create the Non Stop Bhangra event that has become a major platform in North America for Punjabi music and artists. Celebrating 15 years in 2019, it has consistently been voted "Best Dance Party" in the San Francisco Bay Area.
"Voted Best Overall Dance Party" in The SF Bay Area - SF Bay Guardian
"Voted Best Dance Party in SF" - 7x7 Magazine
"Top 5 things to do in the SF Bay Area" - New York Times
"Non Stop Bhangra is one of the city's most vibrant, cross-cultural and enduring parties" - NBC Bay Area
"Voted Top 5 Global Events" - San Francisco Bay Guardian
"One of the most inspiring on the Bay Area dance floor " - SF Bay Guardian
"Border boundless night-an amazing option for those looking to mix their dance with a cocktail and actually learn something in the process" - SF Weekly
"Voted One of 250 Things to do in SF Before you die" - 7x7 Magazine
"One of the most outrageous parties in SF" - SF Bay Guardian
"Top 20 favorite far-out dance floor destinations" - SF Bay Guardian