CLASSICAL DANCE "Odissi Recital By Dr. Prachi Mehta" - 25th April, 2007

  • Time : 18:30
  • Event Info : Odissi Recital By Dr. Prachi Mehta from Mumbai, disciple of Smt Daksha Mashruwala.
  • Accompanists are Manoj Desai (vocal); G. Ramprasad (mardala); Agnimitra Behera (violin); and Kiran Kumar (flute)
  • Dr. Prachi Mehta was initiated into Indian Classical Dance at a tender age. Initially, she received her training in Bharata Natyam style of Indian Classical Dance. Since 1996, she has been learning Odissi style from Smt. Daksha Mashruwala, a renowned Odissi dancer, an exponent, teacher and choreographer and a senior disciple of the late Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.
  • Prachi has rendered performances in India and abroad. Some of them being: Shivrâtri Sangeet Samâroha, Varanasi; Gurudakshina festival, Ahmadabad; Birmingham Museum, Soho House Museum, Asian Music Festival at Henley, UK and Edinburgh Hindu Mandir and Culture Centre, Scotland; International Women’s Association Sana, Yemen; Gyerong Mountains Gods Ritual Festival, South Korea; Swami Haridas Sammelan, Mumbai etc to name just a few.
  • In recognition of her contribution to Indian classical dance, Sur Shingar Samsad has conferred upon her the title of ‘Shringar Mani’. Academically, Prachi has obtained graduate and Post-graduate degrees in Ancient Indian Culture. She has a Ph.D. in the same subject, her topic being ‘Buddha in Ancient Indian Sculptures’, under the guidance of Prof. S. A. Upadhyay of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
  • This unique combination of academics and performing art has enabled Prachi to give a series of lectures and demonstrations in India and abroad. She has conducted intensive lectures, demonstrations and workshops in Edinburgh in 2004. She has also developed specific themes in dance to arouse the interest of children and has acted in a film called ‘Hamari Beti’ directed by Mr. A.K.Bir and produced by Dr. Rama Naidu, where she plays the role of an Odissi dancer.
CLASSICAL DANCE "Odissi Recital By Dr. Prachi Mehta" - 25th April, 2007 CLASSICAL DANCE "Odissi Recital By Dr. Prachi Mehta" - 25th April, 2007 Reviewed by rohit malik on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Rating: 5

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