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.
Mohiniattam & Odissi Online Lecture Demonstration by Divya Warrier and Pompi Paul
School: Milind Vidyalaya, Mumbai
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Session is supported by Godrej Agrovet
Divya Warier, was initiated to Mohiniyattam & Bharatanatyam under Guru.Jayashree Nair. She has been pursuing intensive technique training in Mohiniyattam under Guru.Dr. Neena Prasad, since the past 7 years. She has been under the special Mentorship of Sharmila Biswas for the past couple of months for a special Production. She has been regularly training under Guru G.Venu and has completed 3 Phases of Navarasa Sadhana workshop. Divya is a Graded artiste of Mumbai Doordarshan in both styles Mohiniattam & Bharatanatyam. Equipped with a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) from SASTRA University, Thanjavur, under Dr. Padma Subramaniam, along with an MBA from Mumbai University . Divya teaches at a cultural initiative of Warrier foundation, an NGO where she is a Trustee. Warrier Foundation, provides free education, shelter , food and healthcare to 300 underprivileged children in its Panvel and Keralam centers. Recipient of titles like ;“A.T.Govindarajan Pillai Award”, “Salangai Oli,” “ Kalagurjari”, “Nrityavilasini” and more. Divya has choreographed many productions, few of which are Asura Navaras ,Temples ,Path of Knowledge- Through Bhakti & Gyana . She works in the Bollywood industry as an Assistant Choreographer, her most famous work being the National Award winning song Ghoomar from the Movie PADMAVAT and as an assistant to Remo Dsouza. Divya has been performing for more than 25 years in Group compositions, Ballets and Solo recitals around India and abroad, also appearing on Zee Tv for the Famous Show – DID- Dance India Dance . An ardent promoter of arts she organises & supports many Dance festivals in Mumbai. She has Curated the Pratiroop Series an unique Mentorship Programme with Stalwarts from the Dance fraternity as the Mentors . Divya has received accolades from the rasikas & press for being a Thinking, energetic and expressive dancer.
Pompi Paul is one of the best upcoming Dancers in the field of Odissi Dance.
At the age of four Pompi started learning Kathak Dance under Guru Runu Bhattacharya at her home town Jalpaiguri. She took up the study of Odissi Dance under her Guru Smt. Poushali Mukherjee since 2002.
Pompi has done her Bachelor degree & Masters in Dance under Guru Muralidhar Majhi and completed her PhD in dance under Dr. Sruti Bandopadhyay from Rabindra Bharati Universiti. She also worked as a Guest Lecturer for seven years in the Department of Dance of Rabindra Bharati university. In 2008 she started an institution of dance named Kalpodip at Jalpaiguri.
She received several awards and also performed in many prestigious festivals in India and abroad.
She regularly conducts workshop demonstration and Lecture performance for SPICMACAY & IRCEN in government schools in India.
She is also an empaneled artistes of ICCR and EZCC.
Recently she has completed her tenure as an Odissi Dance Teacher-cum-Performer from ICCR at Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Bali under the consulate General of India Bali, Ministry of external affairs.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.