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.
Bharatanatyam Lecture Demonstration by Divya Ravi
Odissi Lecture Demonstartion by Ananya Parida
School: Sundarbai Marathe Vidyalaya, Pune & Camp Education Society High School, Pune
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Divya Ravi is a Bharatanatyam practitioner, performing artiste, choreographer and educator. Holding a degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and MBA in Marketing, Divya navigated a career in Branding and Communications, while evolving as a sensitive, thinking artiste. Today, she is recognized among the most prominent young soloists in the South Asian Dance arena, and her sensitive and immersive performances are marked by conviction and ownership of the movement vocabulary, finesse and fluidity in expressions, innate musicality, and a commanding stage presence. Divya’s artistic journey is driven by the quest to make indic ideologies relevant and accessible in a modern society. Divya’s sound technique stems from rigorous formative training under the guidance of Sri. Kiran Subramanyam & Smt. Sandhya Kiran, Dr. Soundarya Srivathsa, and mentoring in Abhinaya under Smt. Bragha Bessel. She is also intensively trained in the Navarasa Sadhana actor training module under Sri G Venu, and continues to explore her artistic pursuits in the UK, training with Sri. Mavin Khoo.
Ananya Parida started learning Odissi Dance at a very tender age of 4 under the tutelage of Sri Yudhisthir Nayak and Smt. Rojalin Mahapatra. She was further groomed into an exuberant and eloquent dancer under the guidance of Guru Smt. Aruna Mohanty. She is bestowed with captivating stage presence and an absorbing persona which makes her one of a kind. She is a recognized artiste of Doordarshan and has performed in many major cities and festivals in India.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.