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Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya Festival 2022
November 13, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm PST$15 – $60
Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya Festival is back!
Delight your senses, and enjoy the graceful beauty of classical Odissi featuring Niharika Mohanty and Guru Shradha dancers.
Voted Best Dance School in Best of Palo Alto 2019
It was a pleasure to see so many young dancers pursuing the challenging dance style of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra under the supervision of Niharika Mohanty…
Manjari Sinha, The Statesman
The Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya Festival is returning after a 2 year break to delight our Bay Area community.
Guru Shradha’s Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya Festival 2022 is a dance performance in celebration of legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. In Guru Shradha, a student’s journey is dedicated to the perfection and mastering of the celebrated Guru’s tradition.
Our feature family friendly presentation is Balya Leela, Guru Kelucharan’s vibrant dance ballet about the relatable story of young Krishna and his friends, presented by Guru Shradha students under the guidance of Founder Director Niharika Mohanty, a disciple of Guru Kelucharan who will also be performing. This will be a 2 hour recital showcasing the Odissi choreography of the legendary master Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and his son, Guru Ratikant Mohapatra.
Odissi dance, which has its roots in ancient temple sculptures in eastern India, is characterized by the juxtaposition of fluid torso movements and strong footwork that also give the dance its unique lyrical grace. Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra was no stranger to the Indian classical arts world. He was to Odissi dance what Pandit Ravi Shankar was to the sitar: he was considered a key architect and reconstructor of Odissi dance popularizing the form around the world. Guru Shradha, a premier Bay Area Odissi institution in the US is Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s 2nd establishment in the world.