Birla Academy of Art & Culture Announces Odissi Dance Workshop with Aloka Kaungo

Press Release ( - KOLKATA, India - Jun 09, 2016 - Dance is an integral aspect of India’s rich cultural ethos and tradition! Dance forms like Odissi with its grace, beauty, storytelling and posture narrates the multiple nuances of life and depicts various mythical stories. As a connoisseur and facilitator of art and culture, Birla Academy of Art & Culture honours the Odissi dance form by organizing a workshop by esteemed Odissi danseuse Aloka Kaungo. Over the years of its existence this gallery have organized various cultural and art workshops other than its regular painting exhibitions. This workshop will be one of its kinds in the city of Kolkata for aspiring Odissi dancers and professional dancers.

The Odissi Dance Workshop 2016, organized by Birla Academy of Art & Culture is taking place between 2nd and 7th June 2016. The workshop will be held on all days of the allotted workshop dates barring Monday. This workshop is dedicated to children as well as expert dancers. Children above six years can attend this workshop between 4:00 to 6:00pm for an amount of Rs.1000. The advanced and expert dancers can attend the workshop from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The dance items that will be covered in the workshop are Ganesh Bandana and Khamaj Pallavi. The workshop charges for 2 dance items will be Rs.3000 and for 1 dance item will be Rs.2000. In the entire day workshop candidates will have a lunch break between 1:00 pm to 2:00pm. The workshop details in terms of the dance items and the timings have been arranged in a way that it benefits the interested children and adult Odissi dancers and learners and inspire them to pursue the same ahead in their life.

Other than that, Aloka Kaungo is one of the leading Odissi dancers that India boasts today. She is a perfect combination of an ace dancer, scholar, teacher and choreographer. Being trained under the guidance of Odissi master Kelucharan Mahapatra, she is the best guru Odissi dancers and learners can have today. She is a popular name in Orissa and now Birla Academy of Art & Culture brings her to the city with the Odissi Dance Workshop 2016.

“Our aim is to dedicate every creative attempt to boost Indian art and culture. Odissi is one of the principal art forms of the country. With this workshop we strive to pay tribute to this glorious dance forms and also allow interested candidates to learn better under the guidance of Aloka Kaungo”, said a company spokesperson.

Registrations are essential for attending the Odissi Dance Workshop 2016. Interested participants can call the gallery directly to enquire details and register.

About Birla Academy of Art & Culture

As a dedicated proponent of Indian art and culture Birla Academy of Art & Culture over the years have been organizing impressive art exhibitions and thoughtful workshops that caters to public interest. As a brainchild of reputed industrialists Sri & Smt B.K. Birla, the gallery has come a long way in promoting not just great art, craft, sculptures and other artefacts but also talented artists that is making the country proud.

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Contact Information

Birla Academy of Art & Culture
108-109, Southern Avenue,
Kolkata – 700029
Phone: 033 2466-6802, 2466-2843, 4008-9489

Exhibition Officer:
Mr. M.N. Huda
Mobile – +91 9831048472
E-mail –


Source : Birla Academy of Art & Culture

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