Raka Maitra


Raka Maitra is a dancer and choreographer who defies the conventional dichotomy of 'classical' and 'contemporary'. She is a dancer simpliciter; exploring through her work the notion of 'Asian Culture' through her own language of contemporary dance. The basis of her movement is both the martial arts and classical Indian dance. Trained in both classical Odissi and Chhaua. Raka was an associate artist with The Substation, from 2007-2011 and co-artistic director from 2020-2021.

Maitra founded Chowk Productions in 2014 after being awarded the Seed Grant by the National Arts Council. Her noteworthy productions include: The Hungry Stones (2011), Circular Ruins (2012), Khayyams Rubaiyat (2013), The Blind Age (2014), The Second Sunrise (2016), from: The Platform (2017), The Pallavi Series (2016-2021), Variations on a Theme (2021), These Brief Encounters (2021), Yahi (2022).

Her works have been regularly commissioned by The Esplanade, Singapore and have travelled extensively abroad, including- The centenary celebration of Visva Bharati university Santiniketan, Melkweg in Amsterdam, Les Hivernales in Avignon, 10 days in the island at Tasmania and the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C.


DAY 3 | WED, 29 NOV | 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Asian Intercultural Conference 2023

UEN Charity/CPE No: 200818680E | CPE Registration Period: 13 Jul 2020 to 12 Jul 2024

Intercultural Theatre Institute Ltd is supported by the National Arts Council for the period from 1 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2024