Esplanade Presents

Dance | Workshop

Movement and Dance Workshop by Bijayini Satpathy


10 May 2023, Wed, 6pm


(with suitable breaks)

Esplanade Studio 219

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Photo credit:  Arun Kumar

With a career than spans more than 25 years, Bijayini Satpathy is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of odissi, renowned for her grace and profound storytelling skills. In this one-time workshop, students of dance and Indian classical dance practitioners ages 13 and above are invited to come learn from this dance doyen.


The workshop will focus on the following movements from the ancient dance treatise, the Natyashastra:


• Alignment and angabheda (isolated limb movement)

• Bhu charis – Movement of the hip and leg joints along the floor

• Akasha charis – Movement of hip and legs above the ground


Participants are advised to wear appropriate outfit, necessary for comfort and flexibility, in view of workshop content.

Admission Age:
13 and above
Language: English
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Artist Information

Bijayini Satpathy

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Satpathy’s deep understanding of integrated physical conditioning for odissi and other Indian classical dance, combined with her knowledge of Yoga, Natyashastra, Kalaripayattu, Western techniques, anatomy and kinesiology led to her appointment as Nrityagram's Director of Training and Outreach. For 20 years, she held this position, raising the international profile of the company’s school through the development of a unique training vocabulary for odissi. Cultural organisations and educational institutions regularly engage her as a speaker and scholar for her mastery of the broader religious, historical, and cultural elements of the odissi tradition. In 2015, Satpathy held the position of Regents Residency Lecturer in the Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance at UCLA.

Date & Time

10 May 2023, Wed


Tickets & Prices
Price $30

Package: Abhipsaa - A Seeking and Movement and Dance Workshop


Workshop price: $23.50 – Minimum purchase of 1 Abhipsaa - A Seeking standard performance ticket is required to purchase workshop ticket at special rate.

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