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  • Date Time
    22 October 2021 | 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    23 October 2021 | 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    24 October 2021 | 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Member Price
    2700/- (Inclusive of 10% Member's Discount)
  • Non Member Price

Workshop Details

This Workshop is only for Dancers
An Online (Zoom) Odissi Workshop and Talk
Conducted by Aruna Mohanty
Date: Friday, 22nd and Sunday, 24th October 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Age: 12 years and above

Talk by Rahul Acharya
The Influence of Tantra in the Temple tradition of Puri
Date: Saturday, 23rd October 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Age: 12 years and above

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

For More Information:
Call 8879114939/ 9819002515

NCPA members get an exclusive 10% Discount by using the code NCPA10.

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
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.

Internationally renowned as a virtuosic artist, he has performed all over the globe – in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Central America, South America and throughout the United States. Rahul has danced extensively in India, participating in many of the most celebrated festivals as a soloist in the Khajuraho Dance Festival, Natya Tarangini’s Parampara Series, several Sangeet Natak Akademi sponsored festivals, Kumbhalgarh Dance Festival, Mudra Festival, Kalidas Samaraho, Natyanjali Festival, Mukteswar Festival, Konark Festival, Puri Beach Festival,Udayshankar Dance Festival etc, as well as many more. Other appearances include ones at Kalakshetra and the National Centre for Performing Arts . He has conducted numerous workshops and seminars. These have included lecture demonstrations at premier national institutes like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), and Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore. He has conducted a workshop and performed at major universities around the world. Rahul is part of UNESCO’s International Dance Council. Since 2003, he has been an Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Empanelled Artist. He has received both Junior and Senior Scholarships from the Department of Culture, Govt of India along with a junior fellowship, and is a member of the World Movement for Indian Fine Arts, Italy. He is a regularly contributing author to various journals. He co -authored an authoritative book on Jagannatha Puri in 2009 and is currently working on a definitive volume about Odissi dance.

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