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Date & Time

Tuesday Tue, 30 Jul 2024 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Free Entry on a First Come First Served basis on RSVP and availability.

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

In this presentation of Odissi, new and original as well as reimagined compositions inspired by the rich and vibrant cultural tradition of Odissi will be showcased.

The compositions are connected through a thread of blossoming, evolution, and joy. Each composition adds its own uniqueness and essence to the recital, elaborating on the universality of celebration in its own way. The performance celebrates divinity, art and sculptures, space, emotions, and the act of surrendering. Above all, it celebrates the rich Sampradāya of Odissi.

The presentation will also be supported by audio-visuals and archival recordings.

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Performers

Rudraprasad Swain & Ananya Parida

Odissi Dancers

Rudraprasad Swain and Ananya Parida, both trained at Orissa Dance Academy under Padma Shri Guru Gangadhar Pradhan and Padma Shri Guru Aruna Mohanty, are accomplished performers and young choreographers. They run their own institute, Sanchari School of Dance & Music, in Bhubaneswar.

They have performed across India and internationally, showcasing their choreographies at festivals like the Nishagandhi Dance Festival, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Navaneetham Festival, Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre, NCPA Mumbai, Yoga Parva by Sangeet Natak Akademi, Neemrana Fort Palace, Uday Shankar Dance Festival, and more, earning rave reviews.

Rudra’s recent work includes a solo production mentored by Guru Rama Vaidyanathan as part of Pratiroop by Warrier Foundation. He has been teaching since 2010 and has served as visiting faculty at the Centre for World Music and Related Arts, San Diego, USA. Both are senior scholarship recipients from the Ministry of Culture (Govt. of India) and graded artists of Doordarshan, with Ananya also being an empanelled artist of Spic Macay.