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Odissi Dance School

Odissi Dance School August Student Recital

Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music Odissi Dance School.

This month’s performance features dancers Sneha Panda, Mira Sur, and Meghana Bharadwaj.

Each month the school hosts a monthly student recital in which a student performs dance compositions that they have mastered under the instruction of our master teacher from India, Sri Rudraprasad Swain of the Orissa Dance Academy.

The event is free and open to the public.

Our Odissi Dance School students will also perform for the India Independence Day celebrations of the Federation of Indian Associations, San Diego, on Sunday, August 13, and the Krishna Janmastami festival at the ISKCON of San Diego temple on Tuesday, August 15.

Meghna Odissi

Odissi Dance Workshop

Rudraprasad SwainJoin us for an Odissi dance workshop featuring master teacher Rudraprasad Swain. Odissi is an exquisite classical dance form with ancient roots in northeast India. Rudraprasad, who comes to us from the Orissa Dance Academy in Bhubaneswar, is a student of Padmashree Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, Guru Aruna Mohanty, and other noted teachers of the art. He is currently resident instructor at the Center for World Music’s Odissi Dance School.  In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about the history of Odissi and the training required to become a performer;
  • Participate in an introduction to fundamental movements of Odissi; and
  • Enjoy a short performance  by the dance master and the students of the dance school.

Space is limited to 40 participants.

Please RSVP to odissi@centerforworldmusic.org.

Odissi Dancers

Odissi Dance School October Student Recital

Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music Odissi Dance School.

Each month the school hosts a performance in which students present dance compositions that they have mastered under the instruction of our master teacher from India, Sri Rudraprasad Swain of the Orissa Dance Academy.

This month’s performance features dancers Maya Janaswamy, Sejal Janaswamy, Shweta Shetty, and Madhavi Kutty.

If you would like to learn about Odissi and meet the students and teachers of our school, this is a great opportunity. The event is free and open to the public.

Rudraprasad Swain

Rudraprasad Swain Performs Odissi at Youth Festival 2017

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.

Meghna Odissi

Odissi Dance School November Student Recital

Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music Odissi Dance School.

Each month the school hosts a performance in which students present dance compositions that they have mastered under the instruction of our master teacher from India, Sri Rudraprasad Swain of the Orissa Dance Academy.

This month’s program will feature students from our youngest age group to our senior students.

If you would like to learn about Odissi and meet the students and teachers of our school, this is a great opportunity. The event is free and open to the public.

Odissi Students

Odissi Dance School December Student Recital

Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music Odissi Dance School.

Each month the school hosts a performance in which students present dance compositions that they have mastered under the instruction of our master teacher from India, Rudraprasad Swain of the Orissa Dance Academy.

This month’s program will feature dancers Namrata Bhargava and Reni Biswas.

If you would like to learn about Odissi and meet the students and teachers of our school, this is a great opportunity. The event is free and open to the public.

Sheela Bringi

Raga, Roots & Re-imaginings

Raga, Roots & Re-imaginings is the second of five concerts in the Center for World Music’s Passport to Worlds of Music Spring Series 2018. 

Sheela Bringi with Clinton Patterson, Miles Shrewsbery and Brent Kuecker

An evening of spiritually elevating music from Hindustani harpist, singer, and bansuri flutist Sheela Bringi. Sheela will present beautiful re-imaginings of traditional Indian classical, devotional, and folk songs, interspersed with tales of love and lore from the velvet-voiced trumpeter Clinton Patterson. They will be joined by San Diego tabla artist Miles Shrewsbery and bassist Brent Kuecker.

Come and experience the mysticism of India’s classical music and bhakti traditions—with their powerfully moving spirituality of bhajan and kirtan—infused with the soulfulness of American roots music. Not to be missed!


Press Highlights

Indian music expands to accommodate the spirit and whatever human circumstances enclose it: Hip-hop, Balkan music and the blues all meld within grooves that only gain intensity from the reformulations Bringi and her collaborators explore.
– National Public Radio

Sheela’s classically trained voice and slightly avant-garde energy create magic.
Chicago Yoga

Her music features devotional songs and tributes to fierce warrior Hindu goddesses with a focus on the mystical.
NBC Asian America (read the feature article)

Purchase TicketsTicket & Venue Information

General Admission $20
Premium General Seating $25
Online Processing Fee $2

Community Room, Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Doors open at 6:45 PM and the concert starts at 7:00 PM.

Children under 5 are free, but must sit on a ticket holder’s lap.


More about Sheela

Indian American musician Sheela Bringi has been exploring the connections between her ancestral and actual homelands her entire life. The singer and instrumentalist plays the harp, harmonium and bansuri (Indian classical bamboo flute). As a young woman Bringi was influenced by M.I.A. and Dead Can Dance, studied with Cecil Taylor and Meredith Monk, while at the same time deepened her studies with Indian classical masters like Pandit G. S. Sachdev and Ustaad Aashish Khan. She has released two albums as a solo artist and recorded on 30+ albums including the 2016 Grammy-nominated Bhakti Without Borders. Bringi tours internationally and has collaborated with artists including Idan Raichel, Karsh Kale, DJ Drez, Dave Stringer and many others.

Listen to Sheela’s music on YouTube. Visit Sheela’s website.  Or take a look at this NBC Asian America article about Sheela and her music.

Download Raga, Roots & Re-imaginings poster.

Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
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Odissi School Recital

Odissi Dance School Spring Recital

You are warmly invited to join the Center for World Music’s Odissi Dance School for its spring recital.

The program will be directed by Sri Rajesh Kumar Palai, visiting teacher from the Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar, India. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skill through performance of various items.

This event is free and open to the public. It will provide an opportunity for anyone interested in learning about Indian classical dance to meet members of our school and learn about Odissi.

Change of Location

 

 

Please be aware that the venue has been changed to the Torrey Hills Elementary School.  See details and Google map link below.

Rajeev Taranath

Rajeev Taranath: Hindustani Ragas

An evening of North Indian classical music with internationally acclaimed artist Rajeev Taranath, sarod,  accompanied by Abhiman Kaushal, tabla.

A brilliant performer and award-winning composer, Taranath is today one of the world’s leading exponents of the sarod. A distinguished disciple of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, his performances masterfully combine the depth and rigor of the tradition of Hindustani classical music with an inspired imagination and emotional intensity.

Rajeev Taranath’s sarod improvisations mixed the spiritual and the spirited. . . The raga began with introspective meditation and proceeded into an exuberant rhythmic celebration. –New York Times

Abhiman Kaushal

Abhiman Kaushal, on tabla, is an outstanding artist who is much sought after for his sensitive accompaniment and intense solo playing. Currently a member of the music faculty at UCLA, he has accompanied most of the leading musicians, singers and dancers of North Indian classical music. These two artists together promise an exciting performance.

Admission: $10 general/$8 students, seniors, and MiraCosta staff (advance purchase or at the door).

Print out this coupon and bring it with you for a special CWM $8 admission price.

Presented by the MiraCosta College Music Department in partnership with the Center for World Music.

Odissi School Performance

Odissi Dance School Fall Recital

You are warmly invited to join us for the Center for World Music Odissi Dance School’s Fall 2018 recital.

The program will be directed by Sri Rajesh Kumar Palai, visiting teacher from the Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar, India. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skill through performance of various items.

This event is free and open to the public. It will provide an opportunity for anyone interested in learning about Indian classical dance to meet members of our school and learn about Odissi.

We look forward to seeing you!