A dancer who evolved through the years, through her creative journey, through many phases, through many senses. Shashwati Garai Ghosh - through Odissi Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya - through Bharatanatyam
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~Shashwati Garai Ghosh~ Shashwati Garai Ghosh is a leading Odissi dancer of this generation who has made a niche in her field. Coming from a family of artists has made her believe that art reflects life, and now she experiences life through the art of dance. Kolkata-based Shashwati is widely acknowledged as one of the best Odissi dancers today. She is the senior-most disciple of internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Sharmila Biswas, her association with her guru since 1999 has made her grow as a dancer she wanted to be in every aspect. With many feathers on her cap, Shashwati feels fortunate to be the first recipient of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Yuva Pratibha Samman and Bismillah Khan Yuva awardee for Odissi in 2016.
In Kolkata, she runs her own Odissi dance institute: Angashuddhi - Home for Odissi. This is her initiative to nurture, and pass on the experience of learning Odissi dance to the next generation, to explore more vistas and encourage and imbibe the roots of Odissi to the next generation. Shashwati has performed at the most prestigious festivals and venues in India and abroad. Along with performances Shashwati regularly conducts workshops for schools and institutes around India. Shashwati feels fortunate to be a part of this dance fraternity - " On our shoulders, we carry the responsibility of a very rich cultural artefact, and through thoughts, ideas, and artistic endeavours we strive to do justice to this beautiful and elegant art form."
~Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya~ A graded artiste with the Doordarshan, Lakshmi has been learning this art for more than 35 years from her esteemed Guru Smt Chitra Visweswaran. A CCRT scholarship awardee, she has travelled widely in India and abroad presenting her art as a noted soloist. She has also accompanied her Guru and other leading choreographers in several Group productions presented world over. Lakshmi is empanelled with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. An architect from the prestigious School of Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad, she now pursues a career as a performer, choreographer and a teacher and has prestigious awards to her credit such as the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, Yuva Kala Bharati, etc.