Concert and Workshop Calendar

2014

23rd January Delhi Lalit Kala Academy Talk, Demonstration

23rd February Khajuraho (India) Khajuraho Festival of Dances

10th May Luzern (Switzerland) Performance

11th May Palezieux (Switzerland) Performance

12th to 15th May Salzburg (Austria) Performance, Workshop

23rd May Amsterdam (Netherlands) Performance

2013

12th September Salzburg (Austria) Solo Dance Performance

13th to 15th September Salzburg (Austria) Dance Workshop

20th September Hillerød (Denmark) Dance Workshop

22nd September Lund (Sweden) Dance Workshop

22nd September Lund (Sweden) Solo Dance Performance

25th September Berlin (Germany) Solo Dance Performance

28th September Copenhagen (Denmark) Solo Dance Performance

28th September Copenhagen (Denmark) Solo Dance Performance

4th October Palezieux (Switzerland) Solo Dance Performance

5th October Palezieux (Switzerland) Dance Workshop

12th October Münster (Germany) Solo Dance Performance

13th October Düsseldorf (Germany) Solo Dance Performance

14th October Düsseldorf (Germany) Lecture Demonstration

12th November Sonthofen (Germany)

14th November Koerle bei Kassel (Germany)

15th November Bordeaux (France)

16th November Neuchatel (Switzerland)

22nd November Paris

Bithika Mistry - Odissi Dance

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Odissi is an ancient temple dance form from Eastern India. Its great antiquity can be judged from sculptures in temples in the state of Odissa such as the famed sun temple of Konark and the Jagannath temple at Puri, where it used to be performed as an offering to the deity..

In modern times Odissi dance has undergone a great development as a performing art due to the work of Gurus like Kelucharan Mahapatra to whose tradition Bithika belongs, having learnt from Guru Arundhoti Roy - one of his senior disciples.

Bithika has given many solo and group performances of Odissi in India and abroad and has also conducted many workshops in association with her Guru Arundhoti Roy

Odissi is based on the more than 1200 year old Sanskrit classic of sage Bharata on dance, drama and music - the Natya Shastra. The dance uses gestures, postures, movements, expressions and aesthetic concepts described in this book and its themes are always spiritual and mythological – derived from the rich world of Hindu mythology.