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Odissi Live class by Monalisa Ghosh

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Monalisa Ghosh, one of the leading exponents of Odissi Dance, choreographer and teacher, won her laurels in the chosen classical dance dialect of India at Kala Vikash Kendra, Cuttack in Orissa, where she spent her childhood. Her training began under Guru Ramani Ranjan Jena continued under Guru Raghunath Dutta and gained maturity under the legendary Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra and Smt. Sanjukta Panigrahi. Her merit lies in the deft combination of truthfulness to tradition, which accommodates distinct individuality and inspires audiences across continents and cultures. Her dance has been widely acclaimed for classicism, lyricism and spiritual expression. Monalisa has performed all over India sharing stage with leading maestros, in prestigious dance festivals and conferences since the year 1983 . From 1990 her fame crossed the countries border to make her name familiar to the discerning lovers of Indian Classical dancers in The Netherlands,Germany, Austria,Italy, France, U.S.A., U.K., Tajikistan, Sweden,Denmark,Spain,U.A.E. and Bangladesh. Participated in important festivals all over Europe since last 2 decades. Received wide critical acclaim in print and television Medias. To restore and preserve the rich Indian Classical dance form – Odissi, in it’s pure form - she is one of the first contemporary Odissi dancer of Kolkata, to establish a residential Gurukul, inaugurated in 2003 February, in a serene natural atmosphere, named Kalajyoti.. Students live in natural surroundings in an ashram atmosphere with the Guru, trained on Odissi Dance, Vocal, Percussion, Sanskrit, Yoga, and Aesthetics at the Kalamandap. The main emphasis is given on renewing the fading out Indian traditional values and culture and spread it amongst both Indian and also amongst foreign residential students . It is a matter of pride that Odissi exponent and Guru of Kalajyoti - Monalisa Ghosh , apart from training financially deprived students of India carries forward her humanitarian work, training Indian dance to the Refugees from Syria, and other war struck countries - during her yearly tours ,organized by Art Vision in Biberach, Germany. Her lecture – demonstrations abroad – widely educated the western audience on the Meditational, philosophical, spiritual, aesthetical and therapeutic value of our Indian classical dance and specially Odissi - in daily life. Her research and findings on classical dance as a therapy has been published in Stuttgarter Zeitung, the German daily . Monalisa has been Invited as an assistant choreographer with Director Leo Sprecksel to compose Netherlands Contemporary Dance and Odissi Fusion at the premier show of Korzo Theater Netherlands. Invited to inaugurate the Famous Netherlands India Dance Festival October 2017. Monalisa Ghosh is an A grade Artist of Doordarshan. Her National Program has been telecast several times. Monalisa is empanelled with the ICCR since 1989 and her Group Kalajyoti since 2007. She serves as an expert Committee Member in various important Government sphere : West Bengal State Music Academy and National Youth Festival, Head of the Department- Odissi Dance, Suranandan Bharati Junior Scholarship conducted by CCRT, Govt of India. She is a member of the expert committee of Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre. She is in the expert committee of Masters Examination of Odissi Dance in Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, 2018 .Apart from being an excellent performer, and Teacher , Monalisa Ghosh has been recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India , as an outstanding choreographer both in traditional Odissi style and contemporary style , blending chau, Gotipuo, etc. With her outstanding and innovative teaching technique, Monalisa Ghosh regularly imparts training to Foreign students Online. She successfully established regular Odissi Dance training curriculum in UAE, Germany , The Hague and Vienna. Several outstanding performers have emerged from these training sessions.

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This course will teach you Beginner lessons of Odissi dance form.


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