NCPA to host an Odissi dance workshop by ArunaMohanty and Talk by Rahul Acharya to celebrate Devi, the Mother Goddess

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Culminating the dance workshop series themed around Celebrating Devi on a high note, the National Centre for the Performing Arts(NCPA) announces a 3-day Odissi Workshop by one of the finest Odissi dancer of the country, ArunaMohanty. Spread across three comprehensive sessions, the practical workshop will be conducted virtually from Friday, 22nd until Sunday, 24th October. The workshop would also have noted scholar and dancer Rahul Acharya speaking on the influence of Tantra in the temple tradition of Puri on the last day.

Recognised as one of the eight classical dance forms of India, Odissi is performed by people around the world and while it is known for its lyricism and sensuality, it is greatly known for the emphasis on bhakti bhava (devotion).The workshop will give participants a chance to learn an exclusive dance choreography on the myriad forms of the Devi. In this workshop ArunaMohanty, will be teaching the immensely popular Devi aradhana – “AigiriNandiniNanditaMedina ViswaVinodiniNandanute…”

Nurtured under the able guidance of Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, ArunaMohantyhas been a student and Secretary of Orissa Dance Academy. Her unique skill and versatility make her the recipient of many awards and accolades. Apart from dance, Aruna has also established herself as a choreographer. She has been a member of SangeetNatakAkademi, Ministry of Culture, ICCR, EZCC, and served as Vice-President of Odisha SangeetNatakAkademi.

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