Celebrating Devi - An Online (Zoom) Odissi Workshop and Talk

From : 24/10/2021 To : 24/10/2021
Start time : 6:30 PM End time : 8:30 PM

Theatre Group : Aruna Mohanty
Faculty : Aruna Mohanty
Venue : Online
Celebrating Devi - An Online (Zoom) Odissi Workshop and Talk

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Talk by Rahul Acharya
The Influence of Tantra in the Temple tradition of Puri

Age: 15 years and above

Practice music would be provided
Video recording of the class would be shared for limited period.

Aruna Mohanty
Devotion, perseverance and commitment have placed Aruna Mohanty as the finest among the dancers in the field of Odissi Dance. Nurtured under the able guidance of Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, she has been a student and Secretary of Orissa Dance Academy. Her unique skill and versatility make her the recipient of many awards and accolades, including the Mahari Award, Sanjukta Panigrahi Memorial National Award, Bharat Bhavan Award, Jagannath Sanskruti Bikash Parishad Award, Lifetime Achievement Award from Outlook Magazine, Kalanurangam Samman from Nrutya Darshan Academy, Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the 4th highest civilian award PADMASHREE.
Apart from dance, Aruna has also established herself as a choreographer. She combines extensive research, lessons from her Guru, and innovative thinking to produce scintillating choreography. She has been the member of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Ministry of Culture, ICCR, EZCC, and served as Vice-President of Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Currently Aruna is working as the President of Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi, Bhubaneswar.

Rahul Acharya began his study of Odissi at the tender age of 4 with Guru Durga Charan Ranbir and continues to work with his Guru. He is also being trained in the theoretical and literary aspect of dance under the renowned Sanskrit scholar Pandit Nityananda Mishra. In 2009, Mr. Acharya was the first male Odissi dancer to be honored with the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar award from the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi and in 2013 he was honoured with the Ram Gopal Best Male dancer award by Dance History Society of India. In 2014 he was honoured with the Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Kiran Award and is also a top graded artist of Doordarshan. He was recently awarded by the US Congress, House of Representatives and the California Legislative Assmebly.

Theatre Workshop Fees : 3000

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