Kasturi Pattanaik Odissi Dancer Profile
Kasturi Pattanaik
Odissi
Kasturi Pattanaik Odissi Dancer Profile

Mrs. Kasturi Pattanaik is a leading exponent of Odissi Dance. She has left a deep imprint in the evolution of Odissi Dance in its contemporary format through her new creations. Her compositions and choreographies have left deep artistic impact for their originality and diversity. She has introduced new concepts, new ideas, new techniques, new co-ordination, new linkages and new themes in Odissi Dance repertory. She is both an accomplished soloist and group performer. She is also one of the pioneers of Odissi dance drama, particularly blending the classical and folk traditions of Odisha and the great pan-Indian mythological stories. Her creative spectrum stretches beyond choreographies and performances. She is known as an excellent trainer and teacher in Odissi Dance. She has also integrated Odissi music in its original and undiluted format into her own innovative and imaginative compositions & choreographies in Odissi dance.

Mrs. Kasturi Pattanaik started her Odissi dance learning from her childhood. Throughout her school and college education, she prioritised her Odissi dance learning, along with Kathak dance. She joined Odissi Research Centre (ORC), Bhubaneswar in its first batch for her advanced intensive course in Odissi dance. Simultaneously, she learned and performed under the leading Odissi dance Gurus; including Late Raghunath Dutta, Late Padma Vibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, Padmashree Smt. Kumkum Mohanty, Padmashree Gangadhar Pradhan, Guru Shri Ramani Ranjan Jena and Guru Dayanidhi Dash.

After completing her graduation from Shailabala Women’s College, Cuttack; she did her Masters in Performing Arts (Odissi dance), both from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh and Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Maha Vidhyalaya Mandal, Mumbai. She had also completed the sixth year Senior Diploma in Odissi dance as well as third year Diploma course in Kathak dance from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. She has also completed Advanced Intensive Course in Odissi dance from Odissi Research Centre (ORC), Bhubaneswar as its first batch student under the guidance of Padma Vibhushan Guru Shri Kelu Charan Mohapatra.

Contact Details and Biodata
Mrs.Kasturi Pattanaik
Programme Director (Culture) & Creative Head
SANKALP
B-1/8
2nd Fl. Africa Avenue Road
Safdarjung Enclave
New Delhi - 110 029
9868806086
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