Odissi dance form, Chhau dance form By Ileana
I was in search of a land where I could express in a total and unrestricted way those inner questions of the soul that could not find satisfaction in any of the solutions offered by the present patterns of living of this western civilization. After completing my doctorate in philosophy and having worked for some years in both traditional and experimental theatre in my own country, Italy, I followed the callings of ancestral and inexplicable paths and reached this land of Orissa. Here, completely dedicated to the sacred art of Indian dance at the feet of my guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, I am able to give shape to the inner striving of the soul and overcome the anxiety of human existence. Welcome to my exclusive curated dance sessions
Chao beautiful people, I am Ileana Citaristi, an Italian-born Odissi and Chhau dancer, and dance instructor currently based in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from Bergamo, Italy 🇮🇹. I have received the 43rd National Film Awards for Best Choreography for Yugant in 1995 and became, in 2006, the first dancer of foreign origin to be conferred the Padma Shri for my contributions to Odissi. Welcome to my exclusive curated Odissi dance programmes.
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