An online dance outreach program for children aimed at building exposure towards the different dance forms through specially curated sessions covering various topics related to Indian folk and classical dance.
Odissi Online Lecture Demonstration by Vrinda Chadha and Vinod Kevin Bachan
For: Angel Express, Mumbai
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Session is supported by Godrej Agrovet
Vrinda Chadha is a senior disciple of renowned Odissi exponent and Padma shri awardee Guru Ranjana Gauhar. She’s been training, performing and teaching Odissi Dance at her Guru’s academy for the last 19 years. She completed her Masters in Philosophy from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University and been a recipient of the National scholarship for Odissi Dance from the Ministry of Culture(Gov. Of India). She is empanelled with the Indian Council for cultural relations as well as with Doordarshan. Vrinda has travelled extensively with her Guru and in solos for various prestigious dance festivals in India and abroad. She holds a Visharad Degree in Odissi Dance and Hindustani classical vocals and is trained in Hath Yoga. She worked as a dance associate & art consultant for NGOs and conducted numerous workshops for underprivileged children.
Vinod Kevin Bachan is a senior disciple of Padmashree and SNA Awardee Guru Ranjana Gauhar. Vinod had stepped into the world of Odissi at Nrityanjali theatre in Trinidad and Tobago West Indies. Kevin Initially made his journey to Odisha to study this timeless art form under the Deba Prasad Das style of Odissi in Bhubaneswar for a number of years. Kevin has also had extensive training in the south Indian art form of Kuchipudi as well as various regional folk of Odisha. As a young budding artiste, Kevin with the grace of his Guru Ranjana Gauhar has performed in various platforms in India and abroad and has received various awards Natya Mayaurm, Tarana Yuva Puruskar, Kala Shriumoni Award and Bharata Shastra Nritya Praveena and positive critique for his performances. He is former scholarship holder under the Ministry of External Affairs- Indian Council for Cultural Relations. He is also an empanelled artist of ICCR and All India Dancers Association.
Vinod has also been the lead in many of his Guru’s productions such as Matsaya Avatar, Chitrangada-The Warrior Princess, Khud Mein Kabir, Kabir Mein Hum, Om Namah Shivaya, Jhansi Ki Rani. He is also one of the lead dancers at Utsav- Ranjana’s Odissi Dance Academy. Kevin is certified Yoga instructor, wellness and lifestyle coach is working with various Ngo’s as an instructor yoga and dance.
As a research scholar of Yogic sciences and Indian art and aesthetics, Kevin possesses a special creative ability to express himself through movement under his Gurus guidance. Under the Guru-Shishya parampara, Kevin is involved in the special methodology for teaching Odissi dance developed by his Guru at Utsav Ranjana’s Odissi Dance academy.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.