Rema Shrikant has extensively performed in India and abroad including countries, USA, UK, Russia, Japan and other Far East.
Being an impaneled member in the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India, she has been given opportunities to perform in cultural exchange programs sponsored by the ICCR. She with her group recently performed Bharatanatyam in the Year of India festival 2009 in Russia at Moscow and St. Petersberg.
Bharatanatyam as well as Mohiniyattam performances of Rema Shrikant have received rave reviews in India and abroad. She has performed in USA, UK, Russia, and Far East countries. She has conducted workshops in India, USA and Japan. Rema and her troupe have performed with great acclaim in dance festivals like:
* Kalmandir Dance Festival - Chennai,
* Chidambaram Dance Festival - Tanjore,
* Kalamandalam Saptadi - Vallathol Nagar,
* Swaralaya Dance & Music Festival - Palakkad,
* Uday Shankar Dance Festival & Gujarat Festival - Kolkatta,
* HCL Concert series - India Habitat Center,
* Uttarardh Dance Festival - Modhera.
Rema was the senior most artiste in Prof. Chandrasekha's troupe during the ICCR sponsored performances in the Far East Countries, in USA and Russia festival.
Training of Students:
Rema Shrikant with her daughter Nritya Gopikrishnan has established 'Ellora Center for Performing Arts', a dance academy at Vadodara area in Gujarat, India for providing training. She has been training students for the past 37 years. Says, one of her teachers, who taught Bharatanatyam at the Faculty of Performing Arts, Baroda, till her retirement, Rema is someone who is genuinely interested in dance and in doing something for dance. Rema believes in the total development of her students. One of her ex-student Bina, says, “Rema Shrikant is a great teacher and her greatness lies in her dreams for others, her students. She can inspire the most ordinary learners. Her mentor and guru, Prof. C.V. Chandrasekhar, has high praise for her: Apart from being a beautiful dancer, Rema has proved to be wonderful teacher.
Choreography gives Rema the freedom to explore, experiment and create though always within the parameters of the classical form in question. She came out first with a dance-drama in 1975 for the annual function of her students at the Gujarat Refinery Township. She has thereafter choreographed many dance dramas which were well received both by the audience and the media.
'Andaal' was an attempt to portray the life of the Vaishnavite poetess of South India who is compared to Meerabai of North India. Another subject she picked up for choreography was the contrast in dance during Devadasi period and the contemporary period. This was called 'ritya Nivedanam'. Her work 'Maya' is about illusion, unattainable reality and unseen attachment. Her other choreographic works include Rasa Ranjini based on the Navarasas, Jayadeva’s Geeta Govindam or Ashtapadis, Krishna Leela based on the life of Lord Krishna, Sree Ganesha – which explored Lord Ganesha as the being in the totality of the facts, myths and beliefs based on him and Skanda dedicated to Lord Karthikeya. Her latest production, 'Keraleeyam' showcasing God’s own country, has received amazing response and reviews. She has choreographed 'Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat', 'Kutch Symphony' for Sharadostav and 'Sada Kal Gujarat' for International Kite Festival at the invitation of the Government of Gujarat.