INDU VIJAY

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Taal (rhythm) is ubiquitous, it’s everywhere and in everything – from a beating heart, crashing waves, swaying leaves, in the flight of a butterfly to our every breath. A passion to explore, understand and harmonize with this Taal that’s in and all around us sums up Indu’s Odissi journey.

Indu’s romance with dance commenced at the age of six with Smt Sanjukta Das and Smt SandhiyaDipa Kar. She enrolled with the Orissa Dance Academy, a premier Odissi dance institute in Odisha. Guided by Shri Ramesh Chandra Jena and Guru Gangadhar Pradhan and mentored by Guru Smt Aruna Mohanty and Smt Madhusmita Mohanty, she further honed the technical and lyrical aspects of Odissi.

A commerce graduate, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Odissi dance and is a certified Yoga instructor.

Indu has performed at the Mamallapuram Dance Festival, Pallavothsava, Mysore, GKRCC International Odissi Festival and Guru Pankaj Utsav in India and the Youth Exchange Programme in Bangladesh.

In Singapore, she has performed at Kalavaibhavam, Dance India Taste India, TFA Mela, Shantanjali Festival of Arts, Bhaskareeyam.

Her most recent performances have been the Da:ns Festival by Esplanade, People Get Connected by Bhaskar’s Arts Academy, the Udayraaga virtual dance festival and the 2021 Kalaa Utsavam opening performance.

The last few years have seen her conduct numerous workshops and lecture demonstrations in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to showcase the grace and beauty of Odissi.

Indu is a certified Yoga Instructor and runs Natyog, a Yoga program enabling ease of movement for dancers. 


Taal School of Odissi was conceptualised and founded in 2012, an institute that boasts of a pedagogy allowing meticulous training with sparks of spontaneity.

It is a matter of pride that Taal school of Odissi has collaborated with Bhaskar's Arts Academy offering a plethora of classes, workshops and lecture demonstration on Odissi. 

 

TALKS, WORKSHOPS, LEC-DEMS

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LEC DEMS

SPOTLIGHT at the Library@Esplanade.
An interactive lec dem on Odissi.

PANELIST @ CHOWK REPRISE

Panel discussion on Pedagogy of Odissi

YOGA TO RASA ON ODE

A talk on Yoga to Rasa on the virtual platform ODE

 

COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCES

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KALAA UTSAVAM 2021

4 different classical dance forms.

SAMANVAYA @ BHASKAREEYAM 2019

A confluence of Odissi, Bharatanatyam and Kathak

ANIMA @ KALAVAIBHAVAM 2016

Exploring the Goddess Divine with friend and co-dancer

 

SOLO PERFORMANCES

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PEOPLE GET CONNECTED 2021

Sunya Swarupa @ Victoria Theatre

TANDAVA AND LASYA

Da:ns Festival @ The Esplanade 2020

UDAYRAAGA

A virtual dance platform by the Orissa Dance Academy

 

PRODUCTIONS

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GATHA ODISSI

A production in collaboration with local talent and esteemed artists from India, supported by the National Arts Council.

NAVARSA IN RAMAYANA

A production staged with the support of the National Arts Council and the Arts Fund

PARAMPARA

A production staging choreographies of the Gurus of Odissi

 
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ENHANCING STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY

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A PROGRAM TO ENABLE EASE OF MOVEMENT IN DANCERS

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PROMOTING ALIGNMENT