Dance

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Madhur Gupta
Durga Charan Ranbir is a leading guru of contemporary Odissi. He trained in Odissi under renowned gurus Debaprasad Das and Pankaj Charan Das. Durga Charan Ranbir follows the style of his guru, Debaprasad Das, but has been successful in forging a path of his own in the dance. Many of his…
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Madhur Gupta
Kumkum Mohanty was one for the early disciples of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. In the years that followed the Jayantika movement, Mohapatra created many of his signature compositions for Mohanty and Sanjukta Panigrahi. Kumkum Mohanty joined Indian Postal Service in 1970 and left the field of dance.…
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Madhur Gupta
Kumkum Mohanty was one for the early disciples of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. In the years that followed the Jayantika movement, Mohapatra created many of his signature compositions for Mohanty and Sanjukta Panigrahi. Kumkum Mohanty joined Indian Postal Service in 1970 and left the field of dance.…
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Madhur Gupta
Madhavi Mudgal is one of the acclaimed Odissi dancers today. Born in 1951, and growing up in a culturally inclined family in Delhi, Mudgal gravitated to dance and music from a very early age. She was trained in Bharatanatyam and Kathak but after watching an Odissi performance by Sanjukta Panigrahi…
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Madhur Gupta
Madhavi Mudgal is one of the acclaimed Odissi dancers today. Born in 1951, and growing up in a culturally inclined family in Delhi, Mudgal gravitated to dance and music from a very early age. She was trained in Bharatanatyam and Kathak but after watching an Odissi performance by Sanjukta Panigrahi…
in Interview
Supriya Nayak
Odissi is a dance form from the state of Odisha in eastern India. It is recognised as one of the eight classical dance forms of India, and celebrated around the world for its lyricism, sensuality and emphasis on bhakti bhava (attitude of devotion and surrender). Odissi gained visibility in India…
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Dr Manash Pratim Borah
He was a 2006 Grammy Award nominee in the 'Traditional World Music' category for his album Tibetan Master Chant. He acquired his Geshe degree (PhD) from Drepung Loseling Monastery, Karnataka, and is well-trained in the monastic dance ritual of cham. He has performed chanting with renowned…
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Dr Manash Pratim Borah
The etymological meaning of cham is dance. In the broader context, cham in Arunachal Pradesh can be divided into two categories—pantomime and monastic dance. Both the dances are religious by nature, but the monastic dance is considered more sacred.  Pantomime was originally started by a famous…
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Dr Manash Pratim Borah
The Cham (dance) is associated with some sects of Tibetan Buddhism. This module looks at its practice in four different Buddhist monasteries, belonging to the Geluk and the Nyingma sects, of West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh. There is emphasis on diversified folk elements of…
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