Ability Unlimited is brain child of Dr. Syed Sallauddin Pasha. Ability Unlimited is World First Professional Dance company to innovate classical dances on wheelchairs for differently abled. Ability Unlimited performances strives to break this vicious circle through a holistic and dynamic programmes aimed at recognizing, nurturing, and enabling the hidden potential and talents within the differently abled youngsters. It is committed to changing the apathy, negativity and fear that surrounds the education, employment and arts through the specially designed therapeutic education, vocational training and professional dance-theatre performances with innovative methodology as it firmly believes in the fact that “seeing is believing”. It gives the message of equality, dignity, equal opportunities and full participation so that they can be on the same platform as the non-disabled.
Syed Sallauddin Pasha has achieved international recognition for his pioneering dance and movement therapy for people with special needs, He spent hours sitting on the wheelchairs to understand the difficulties and innovate therapeutic theatre wheelchair productions for persons with special needs, his wheelchair dance performances have won international recognition across the world. He has toured with his productions to Oman, USA, UK, UAE, Italy, Finland Malaysia, Canada to mention a few. Some of his famous and popular wheelchair dance productions are Bharatanatyam on wheelchairs, Sufi dance on wheelchairs, Yoga on wheelchairs, Bhagawad Gita on wheelchairs, Ramayana On wheels, Flaming Wheels, Rumi On Wheels, Chariots of the Gods, wheelchair on wings and Flying Wheels.
Dr. Syed Sallauddin Pasha has presented his innovative wheelchairs dance performances at Rastrapathi Bhavan for the President of India Shri. Pranab Mukherjee. His Miracle On Wheels show for United Nation Information Centre and Indian Council for UN Relations on 2nd May 2015 at FICCI auditorium, New Delhi on the occasion of UN convention on Rights of persons with disabilities. was great success. He has conducted a series of therapeutic workshops for people with special needs and devised pioneering education programmes in the sector of special needs. He uses therapeutic theatre to cross physical and mental barriers. He also written the preface and introduced numerous therapeutic healing books. Many international print and electronic media have covered his outstanding work. He choreographed and presented wheelchair dance for 17th international Children Film Festival and Yoga on wheels performance on 21 June 2015 at FICCI auditorium, Delhi for United Nations World Yoga Day Celebrations and special performance for NCPA Mumbai. His differently abled students have won Guinness World Record On Wheelchair. Pasha presented his Miracle on wheel performance for Taj Mahotsav on 21st February 2015, I Performed for Rotary Club and International Anjali Children Festival in Orissa Bhuvaneshawar. He created mega therapeutic theatre production Ramayan for special need children for various school of Finland in collaboration with Espoo-Esbo.
He presented Kathak Dance Performance in conjunction with the exhibition of Islamic Art of India on the occasion of the exhibition launching on 30th march 2002 at Islamic Arts Museum of Malaysia officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad and for the special performance graced by His Majesty, Taunku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni-Al Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, King of Malaysia, and his Queen. He worked as residence teacher for Surta Dance Theatre and performed along with Ramli Ibrahim.
His paper presentation on the outstanding abilities of persons with special needs and their achievements are highly appreciated at the international universities. Dr. Syed Sallauddin Pasha revered as ‘Father of Indian Therapeutic Theatre for persons with disabilities. Dr. Syed received National Award from the President of India for outstanding performances in the field of empowerment of persons with disabilities and a world record holder who’s in the ‘Limca Book of World Records’ and Guinness World Records for creating 100 dance theatre productions and 10,000 performance by persons with disabilities across the globe. His pioneering efforts have won National and International recognition. For the past 30 years, through his innovative therapeutic education methodology, direction and choreography, he has efficiently executed 100 Mega Therapeutic theatre Productions bringing hope, confidence, dignity and zest to people with disabilities around the world.
Syed Sallauddin Pasha considered as father of Indian Therapeutic Theatre.