Mon 30th May 2022: 18:45 - 20:15
Tue 31st May 2022: 18:45 - 20:15
** This course is available in-person at The Bhavan and online **
Dr. Ileana Citaristi will teach a two day Odissi workshop at the Bhavan London.
Dr. Ileana Citaristi is an Italian-born Odissi and Chhau dancer, guru and choreographer, based in Bhubaneshwar, India since 1979. She was awarded the 43rd National Film Awards for Best Choreography for Yugant, a Bengali film directed by Aparna Sen, in 1996 and conferred with the Padma Shri by the President of India in 2006 for her contributions to Odissi dance. Besides Yugant, Dr. Citaristi has also choreographed for M.F. Hussain's Meenaxi: Tale of Three Cities (2003) and Goutam Ghose's Abar Aranye (2004).
Dr. Citaristi is the author of four books; ‘The Making of a Guru: Kelucharan Mohapatra, His Life and Times’ (2001), ‘Traditional Martial Practices in Orissa’ (2012), ‘My journey, a tale of two births’ (2015) and ‘Odissi and the Geeta Govinda’ (2022). She is imparting training in Odissi and Chhau dance in her own institution Art Vision in Bhubaneswar, founded by her in 1996.