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About the Event
Leela Foundation and Sankhya Dance present the third Baithak Series in collaboration with Vibhavana Foundation based in Bangalore, India and Kaishiki Nrityabhasha in Mumbai, India.
We bring two classically trained dancers in this episode to showcase two different styles of dance form.
Namrata Mehta, a senior disciple of Smt Daksha Mashruwala, is one of the finest Odissi dancers of her generation. Dedicated to her passion for more than twenty years, she has enthralled audiences at various prestigious festivals in India and abroad with her performances and has many awards to her credit.
Namrata is the assistant director of Kaishiki Nrityabhasha, an institution set up by Guru Smt Daksha Mashruwala, working towards preserving and furthering Odissi dance as an art form. She trains young aspiring Odissi dancers in the institute and assists her guru in choreographies and in the operation of the institute.
Indu Santhosh is a Bharatanatyam dancer and founder of Vibhavana Foundation, based in Bangalore. She was initiated into Bharatanatyam at the age of five by Sri Adyar Unnikrishnan and later she started pursuing advanced training under Smt. Shobanaa Bhalchandra. Recently she has also been under the expert guidance of Sri. Vaibhav Arekar.
Indu is a graded artiste of Doordarsan (National Television Channel of India) and holds a Masters degree in Bharatanatyam. She is a serious practitioner of Hata Yoga. Indu currently trains several aspiring students in Bharatanatyam at Vibhavana Foundation.