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Kavita Dwibedi

Odissi dancer

Kavita Dwibedi
   Biography
Kavita Dwivedi is well known for her complete dedication to the Odissi with a traditional and innovative approach to this wonderful dance form from Orissa.Kavita Dwibedi has now started an institution, Odissi Akademi, Delhi which is working for the development and growth of Odissi dance. 

Kavita is known for her versatile dance style and excellent abhinaya, some of the most vital things needed to be a good Odissi dancer. 

Kavita Dwibedi has travelled a lot throughout the world and given memorable Odissi dance performance at various countries. One of her most successful international dance tours was the Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR) sponsored performance tour to various countries like Denmark, U.K., Italy, Sweden, Finland, Ireland etc to celebrate 50th anniversary of India's independence in 1997. Kavita Dwibedi has been highly appreciated for her captivating performance at various international events in a number of countries. 

A dancer of deep commitment towards an undiluted and authentic approach to Odissi, Kavita is credited with a number of new choreographies based on traditional chhanda music of Orissa like the much lauded Ritu – Rang (Seasons of Love) and Proshitapatika (Naayika longing for her beloved Naayak). Her other landmarks in choreography are Saptatala Dhyaan, Khajuraho Vaibhav and Jugalbandis with Manipuri, Bharatanatyam and Kathak 

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Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi - Odissi Dancer
Kavita Dwibedi performing in concert
Kavita Dwibedi performing in concert
Kavita Dwibedi performing in concert
Kavita Dwibedi performing in concert
   Career
Kavita Dwibedi is a well known Odissi dancer of Orissa and is regarded as one of the most skillful exponent of Odissi dance today in the country.Kavita is known for her versatile dance style and excellent abhinaya, some of the most vital things needed to be a good Odissi dancer. 

Kavita Dwibedi has travelled a lot throughout the world and given memorable Odissi dance performance at various countries. One of her most successful international dance tours was the Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR) sponsored performance tour to various countries like Denmark, U.K., Italy, Sweden, Finland, Ireland etc to celebrate 50th anniversary of India's independence in 1997. Kavita Dwibedi has been highly appreciated for her captivating performance at various international events in a number of countries. 

Kavita Dwivedi during her professional career also had the honour to perform at all major dance festivals in India. Major dance festivals like Konark Music and Dance Festival, Natyanjali Dance Festival, Soorya Dance Festival, Mamallapuram Dance Festival, Khajuraho Dance Festival and Puri-Beach Dance Festival have been witness to some remarkable performance of Odissi from this leading danseuse. 

Kavita has recieved great appreciation for developing new choreographies in Odissi like Ritu – Rang (Seasons of Love) and Proshitapatika (Naayika longing for her beloved Naayak).

*Choreography:- A dancer deeply committed to the undiluted and authentic style of Odissi, Kavita is credited with number of new choreographic productions :

RITU RANG – (Seasons of Love from the 15th century poet Dinakrushna Das’s Rasakallol)

PROSHITA PATIKA – (Awaiting the heroine, from the magnum opus of Kavi Samrat Upendra Bhanja’s Laavanyabati) based on Chhanda Music of Orissa.

SRI RADHA - based on the modern poetic work of Shri Ramakanta Rath

SAPTATALA DHYANA – Salutations to the Seven Talas

KHAJURAHO VAIBHAV- Ode to Khajuraho

ANANGA RANGA – (Leelas of the Love God)

SAMARPAN – The Surrender

PINGALA - (The Story of a Scarlet Woman) based on the 15th century Bhagabatha Tradition of Singing in Orissa

SAHACHARI – (The Timeless Friend) – based on traditional and modern poetry

Choreographed a special piece for the valedictory function of the National Youth Festival at Hyderabad
Experimental Performances

Jugalbandis with Manipuri, Bharatnatyam, Kathak and Kuchipudi

She has had the privilege of working with the French theatre company Theatre en Tete for producing and presenting the Indian royal story in the theatre-puppetry form in different parts of France.

She has also presented a dance drama, along with noted danseuse Sharon Lowen, based on “Chha Mana Aatha Guntha” the father of modern Oriya literature Fakir Mohan Senapati.

On the occasion of World Environment Day Kavita has done a special Choreography “Vrikshoaham” – The Story of a Tree – for the IOD

On the theme of global warming a special production “Grishma Aasra” was presented at New Delhi.

An aesthetic presentation of paintings of different artists on the theme of Krishna entitled “Krishna Leelamritam.”

   Programs

Odissi - Kathak Jugalbandi by Kavita Dwibedi

A dancer of deep commitment towards an undiluted and authentic approach to Odissi, Kavita is credited with a number of new choreographies based on traditional chhanda music of Orissa like the much lauded Ritu – Rang (Seasons of Love) and Proshitapatika (Naayika longing for her beloved Naayak). Her other landmarks in choreography are Saptatala Dhyaan, Khajuraho Vaibhav and Jugalbandis with Manipuri, Bharatanatyam and Kathak.

Odissi dance recital by Kavita Dwibedi

Kavita Dwibedi is a well known Odissi dancer of Orissa and is regarded as one of the most skillful exponent of Odissi dance today in the country.Kavita is known for her versatile dance style and excellent abhinaya, some of the most vital things needed to be a good Odissi dancer.
   Awards & Achievements
Junior Fellowship and National Scholarship from the Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.

Singar Mani Award 1992 (Mumbai), Sanatan Nritya Puraskar 1994, Guru Singhari Shyam Sunder Award 1995, Mahila Pragati Award 1996, Mahila Shiromani Award 1997, Utkal Pratibha Award 1998, International Women's Day Award 1999, Rashtriya Ekta  Award 1999, Pallishri Samman 2000, Mahari Award 2000 (Orissa), Special Millenium Trophy 2000, Indrani Rehman Award 2001, Pratibha Shree Award 2003 (Orissa), Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhawana Award 2004, Nritya Shiromani Samman 2007, Bhavishyajyoti Award-2007, Bari Gaurav-2008.

Kavita was featured in the Discovery Channel exclusively in the Living Asia programme as an Indian artiste. Interviewed by CNN, Asianet, China, and the Milan Radio Station. 
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