credit: Sonia Manchanda
  • country:India
  • style(s):Carnatic, Indian Classical
  • label:not signed
  • type:Small Ensemble
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:dance orchestra
  • artist posted by:Kawa Cultural Centre

Line up

  • Bijayini Satpathy  (dance)
  • Jateen Kumar Sahu (vocal)
  • Parshuram Das (flute)
  • Sanjib Kumar Kunda (violin)
  • Sibasankar Satapathy (percussions)
  • Surupa Sen (dance)

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble presents exceptional dancers of Odissi, one of the most ancient dance from East of India. Odissi was performed by the devadasis, the "servants" of the temple.
Due to many controversies with political and social issues, this style of dance was almost disappearing... before a recent recognition as a form of art.
Nrityagram, fonded by the late Protima Bedi, in Karnataka, contributes to the revival of the Odissi dance. The performers, trained in a full devotion in their art with a complete education including yoga, meditation, martial arts and of course, music and dance.
The choregrapher-dancer: Surupa Sen, the dancer: Bijayini Satpathy. and the four eminent musicians, bring a powerful and innovative dimension to this ancestral performance, where devotion rimes with simplicity, femininity with divinity, dance with excellence and music with ectasy.

The result is rich, captivating and exquisite.