Dholrhythms is an organization dedicated to promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of India through the beautiful Bhangra and Giddha folk dances of Punjab, India.
Co-founders Vicki Virk and Suman Raj envisioned Dholrhythms as a way to share their love of community, culture, and dance while inviting diversity and unity. Dholrhythms hosts classes, workshops, and presents performances and events that celebrate these unique folk dances and Punjabi culture.
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. Dholrhythms also co-founded, hosts, and headlines the legendary monthly event, Non Stop Bhangra, voted as the "Best Dance Party" in San Francisco.
The eclectic group of women who dance with Dholrhythms Dance Companyhave become one of the most talked about groups in San Francisco Bay Area creating a demand for this dance. Led by vicki virk's punjabi heritage, Dholrhythms highlights the ancestral and ethnic roots of the Punjabi dance form while pushing boundaries with contemporary influences. The result is a fresh and exciting dance full of joy, energy, and passion.
In addition to hosting and headlining at the Non Stop Bhangra events, Dholrhythms Dance Company has been featured on exceptional stages and platforms such as: TEDxSF, Stern Grove Festival, Michael Franti’s Power to the Peaceful Festival, Goldman Environmental Award Ceremony at The Palace of Fine Arts, Yerba Buena Center For the Arts, Oakland Museum of California, The Fillmore, The Kanbar Center For the Performing Arts, Grand Performances in Los Angeles, Levitt Pavillion for the Performing Arts, Pasadena, Globalquerque at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Salmon Arm, British Columbia and much more!