Zakir has traveled worldwide promoting the art of Bharatha Natyam to countries like France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switz-er-Land and Canada. His contributions to the Canadian art scene was recognized and honored by the Toronto Arts Council and the Canadian House of Commons.
Zakir Hussain was invited to give lectures at the University of Sri Lanka's Jaffna campus and Batticoloa campus. The University of Madras, Department of Vaishnavism has also invited him to give Lecture on Vaishnava Mudras Interpreted in Bharathanatyam.
Zakir Hussain interpreted Ritualistic Hand Gestures (Mudras) into Bharathanatyam. The scholars considered this work as his greatest contribution to this great Art. The Government of India recognize his work and granted him for ‘Senior Fellowship’
*2012 - Rose is a Rose - A musical Opera staged at Toronto, Canada
*2011 - Vanamaalai - Researched presentation on Periyaazhwar and Aandal Paasurams
*2010 - Sri Ranganayagam - Tradition & History of SriRangam Temple composed by Smt. Revathi Sankaran
*2010 - Shivoham - Smt. Lakshmi Venkatesh presented Shivoham Researched and Choreographed by Zakir Hussain on ‘Advaitha Philosophy’
*2009 - Ethiraja Vaibhavam - Life of Sri Ramanuja Charya composed by Smt. Revathi Sankaran
*2009 - Shri Maatha - Smt. Lakshmi Venkatesh presented Shri Maatha Researched and Choreographed by Zakir Hussain on ‘SAAKTHA’ cult.
*2008 - NARAYANAM - Researched presentation on Vaishnava Aagamas composed by Smt. Revathi Sankaran
*2005 - Mathura Meenakshi - Explorations of goddess Meenakshi’s nine different expressions as explained in the Natya Sashtra. composed by Shri Lalgudi G.Jayaraman
*2004 - Vallalhal - A dance drama elaborating the virtues of the seven noble Tamil kings of the Sangam era composed by Smt. Revathi Sankaran
*2003 - Sudar Oli - 120 dancers participated in the dance Drama about the transformation of a common girl to folk hero
*2001 - Seethayanam - Comparative study of Kamba Ramayanam and Vaalmeeki Ramayana. A dance drama that speaks of Seetha’s greatness as seen through the eyes of a devotee.
*2001 - Cinderella - Zakir Hussain fused various Asian dance styles to bring out the universality of this tale.
*2000 - Dasavatharam - Elaborations about the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu composed by Kavignar Kannadasan
*1998 - Sudharsanam - Thematic presentation on Vaishnavam. Dr.Padma Subramanyam composed a pada varnam for Zakir Hussain.
*1996 - Rajalahari - Set to the compositions of maestro Illayaraja. Illayaraja composed songs especially for Zakir Hussain.
SriPaadham Academy :
SriPaadham Academy of Dance aims to impart sound training in the technique of Bharatha Natyam and its nuanced expression. Introducing the dancer to the history of this ancient dance, our training focuses on dance as a communicative device that recreates and articulates the rich body of Indian legend and mythology.
For more details about SriPaadham : http://www.sabhash.com/directory/3/music-and-dance-schools.html.