Sunayana Shetty (IND/DE) is a dancer and choreographer currently based in Berlin. She graduated in Dance, Context and Choreography from HZT University,Berlin. She previously studied Business Management in Mumbai, India.
She engages in working with an emotional body, where the body becomes material through which narratives and stories are built. Her works follow personal trajectories, using personal history and experience to articulate and move the body through its physical, somatic and emotional dimensions. She roots her artistic practice in encountering different dances through the dynamic interplay between the body and it arrival into different states while managing its ever-changing sensitivities.
Sunayana Shetty is a member of the Suddenly collective. It comprises of thirteen international dance artists based in Berlin.
In 2020 along with Aabshaar Wakhloo, they co-curated the Among Us, workshop series: an initiative to connect through the virtual platform and continue dialogues related to ongoing body practices. In 2020 and 2021 Among Us conducted its workshop series through the Work It Out platform.
As a dancer/performer she has collaborated with Ann Oren, Judith Foerster, Cécile Bally, Grėtė Šmitaitė, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Katherine Evans, Renen Itzhaki, Sandhya Daegman,Miriam Kongstad, Aabshaar Wakhloo, Dorota Michalak and Lyllie Rouvière.