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A two-part workshop series 
by Guru Bichitrananda Swain
of Rudraskhya Foundation

RAGESHREE PALLAVI 

 

September 30, 2023, 12 pm to 6 pm

October 1, 2023, 10 am to 5 pm

A pallavi is an example of nritta or pure dance set to a musical raga. Pallavi literally means blossoming. It starts with slow, graceful and lyrical movements of the eyes, neck, torso, feet, and then slowly builds in a crescendo to climax in a fast tempo at the end. This pallavi was choreographed by Guru Shree Gangadhar Pradhan, under whom Guru Swain trained.

VENUE 

Spring-Fall Studio

2547 Eighth Street, 

Berkeley, CA 94710 

FEE: $300

 

 

BASIC ODISSI MOVEMENTS AND BODY CONDITIONING

 

October 7, 2023. 10 am to 12 pm

Ideal for beginners and seasoned dancers alike, this two-hour workshop is aimed at refining dancers' Odissi physique and technique. It will focus on improving flexibility, breath control, balance, core conditioning, and mind-body connection.

VENUE

Jayendra Kalakendra 

4950 Paseo Padre Pkwy, 

Fremont, CA 94555

FEE: $50

About GURU SHREE BICHITRANANDA SWAIN

 

Guru Shree Bichitrananda Swain, founder-director of Rudrakshya Foundation, has carved a niche for himself with his unique choreographies that honor the Odissi form and traditions but offer fresh executions of this exquisite and ancient Indian classical dance form.

Widely-acclaimed as one of the most prominent Odissi choreographers today, Guru Swain is known for his distinctive body of work that echoes his knowledge and understanding of dance as a medium of expression. His compositions are energetic, thought-provoking and inspiring. He is acknowledged by critics, connoisseurs, gurus (senior and contemporary alike), and dancers

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