Sri Rudraprasad Swain, master-teacher at the Center for World Music’s Odissi Dance School, will perform at the second annual Youth Festival of Music and Dance, organized by the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego.
Rudraprasad began his studies of Odissi dance at a tender age of five. At age fifteen he joined the Orissa Dance Academy in Bhubaneswar and trained under legendary Guru Gangadhar Pradhan. He was further refined into a versatile and dynamic dancer under Guru Smt. Aruna Mohanty. He has participated in prestigious programs around the world, in Thailand, Germany, Europe, and United States, his most memorable performance the International Odissi Festival. He is the recipient of the Senior National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Debaprasad Das Smrut Sanman Award.
The Youth Festival of Music and Dance seeks to provide a platform for some of the best young talent from North Americ. This year’s festival will include both classical music and dance from North and South India.