A two-part workshop series
by Guru Bichitrananda Swain
of Rudraskhya Foundation
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.
2547 Eighth Street,
Berkeley, CA 94710
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.
4950 Paseo Padre Pkwy,
Fremont, CA 94555
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