Samanvaya - a collaborative effort by Ajith Bhaskar (Bharatanatyam), Pallavi Sharma (Kathak) and Indu Vijay (Odissi) was guided by the language of their distinctive classical dance styles, while also creating synergy and cohesion.
This exploration across boundaries encouraged the artistes to find the converging and diverging points of their respective styles. They travelled together, drawing a common voice with diverse expression of movement. A journey that transcended borders creating a seamless whole
PARAMPARA - CELEBRATING TRADITIONS
Parampara was a confluence of Odissi dancers carrying forward the legacy of their respective Gurus. Deepa Srivatsan of TFA, Soumee De of Ethos and Indu Vijay of Taal school of Odissi presented works choreographed by their Gurus, drawing similarities between the ideas and perspectives of the choreographers
SPOTLIGHT SERIES, LIBRARY@ESPLANADE
An educational and interactive lecture demonstration exploring Odissi.
Gatha Odissi, supported by the National Arts Council, was a successful collaboration between Taal School of Odissi (Ms Indu Vijay), Orissa Dance Academy (Padmashri Guru Aruna Mohanty, Ms Madhusmita Mohanty and Mr Ramesh Chandra Jena) and the local talent from Temple of Fine Arts. The production traced the journey of Odissi from the period of the Devdasis through the Gotipuas and its renaissance, revival and reconstruction by scholars and Gurus.
NAVARASA IN RAMAYANA
Navarasa in Ramayana, supported by the National Arts Council and Arts Fund, was staged in collaboration between Ms Indu Vijay and renowned dancer couple Ms Madhusmita Mohanty and Mr Ramesh Chandra Jena. It explored the nine Rasas that occur across the various instances of the Ramayana.
YOGA TO RASA
A talk for ODE by Ethos
TAAL MODULE 1
This workshop is designed to cover basics of Odissi Taal, to give a deeper insight into different types of Taal and their application.
The prestigious Da:ns Festival highlights the spirit of dance and the joy of movement, from the classical to the contemporary. Join us as we present 'Tandava and Lasya in Odissi' as part of Da:ns Festival 2020.
Friday, 16th October at 8pm streamed live on the Esplanade page and their facebook page.
Click on the link below to watch the performance.
A series of virtual Indian classical dance performances jointly presented by Indian American Association, Houston and Orissa Dance Academy, Orissa.
Udayraaga was conceptualized by Padmashri Guru Aruna Mohanty to provide continuity to the performing arts scene during the time of Covid-19 and to provide respite and uplift the spirits of the arts.
PEOPLE GET CONNECTED 2.0
When it premiered in 2006, People Get Connected explored the art of communication through the ages, from the faraway clouds to handheld devices. This time, the work embarks on an inward journey through the vernacular of various Indian classical dance forms.
For most of 2020, the aching need to be connected rose to prominence in our lives, no longer to be taken for granted. It was also a time for introspection and reflection, an opportunity to search and connect with our true selves and eventually with a higher conscience. And so,
aptly explores the connections of the heart, mind and soul.
A full-fledged Odissi dance thematic production - possibly the first in Singapore - features live musicians from Odisha in collaboration with local Ruan artist Choreographed and presented by Odissi danseuse Indu Vijay, Aham Brahmaasmi is an exploratory dance drama that will demystify the profound spiritual philosophy of the same name through visual storytelling. Using classical Odissi as the main vernacular, the work also features her senior students, Indo-contemporary dancer Shahrin Johry and elements of English theatre. Live musicians from Odisha, India add authenticity to the work, transporting audiences to the rustic landscape of east India in the process. Amongst them is well-known pakhawaj (percussion instrument) exponent Dhaneswar Swain, founder of Vadya Vani Gurukula, a school involved in research and promotion of percussion instruments in Odisha. Rarely seen and heard Odisha folk instruments like the khanjani will also serve as eye-openers to Singapore audiences in this production. Local ruan artist Neil Chua will enhance the orchestra by adding yet another dimension and depth.
A workshop to develop flexibility, strength and stamina using Yog as a tool.
Understand alignment and the use of breath to aid 'ease of movement'.
An online Navarasa workshop for dancers conducted during the COVID lockdown.