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Urvasi Dance Ensemble featuring Sukanya Nanda *

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Urvasi Dance Ensemble *

Urvasi Dance Ensemble practices classical Odissi dance in the rare style of Adiguru Pankaj Charan Das from the state of Odisha, India, and includes some senior multinational dancers. The Ensemble has performed both traditional choreography and choreography on modern and historical themes. In 2009, The Ensemble was invited to perform at the National Mukteswar Festival in India (the only one in Odisha to be live broadcast by both DoorDarshan and BBC) as the first International troupe to do so. Urvasi has been showcased by the Department of Tourism, Odisha, several times in the natonal Konarak and Kharavela Festivals. It also performed at the Chaunsat Yogini Mahotsav in Odisha, again invited by the Government of Odisha. In 2018, the director, Dr. Ratna Roy received her Lifetime Achievement Award from India. Urvasi dancers performed in India in March 2018 when Ratna Roy received the “Parampara Award” as the successor of this tradition in the world. Most recently, Urvasi Dance Ensemble performed in India, in December 2019; 13 dancers performed 21 solos in 4 festivals in Odisha and Kolkata.

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Scheduled performance time: Sunday, May 30 - 5:20pm | Channel: 50 Years of Folklife | Category: Performance Dance