Pracheeti Dange



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Pracheeti Dange

Pracheeti Dange is a young, talented and a promising Odissi dancer. She has been learning Odissi under the able guidance of renowned Kathak and Odissi exponent, Guru Smt. Yogini Gandhi at the Kalanidhi Institute for the past 12 years. A lead dancer with the Kalanidhi troupe and a soloist in her own, Pracheeti has performed extensively in concerts and major festivals all over the country, such as:
• Odissi International Festival 2013, Bhubaneshwar
• National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai
• Cuttack Mahotsav, International Dance and Music Festival
• Shaniwarwada dance and music festival
• Women in Architecture All India conference, Pune Chapter
• Nritya Sabha dance and music festival
• ‘Prayatna' dance festival

Pracheeti was selected in the Top Ten Talents of the Odissi International Festival 2013 and was conferred with the ‘Odissi Prativa' award. She was invited as a guest artist to perform in Ahmedabad in December 2011 as a part of the international production ‘Geet Govind' Ballet presented by the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company (Canada). She has also been bestowed with the prestigious ‘Nritya Shree' title in 2010.
To acquire an in depth knowledge of the theoretical aspect of dance Pracheeti has succefully completed a Diploma in Nrityashastra from the reputed Nalanda Dance Research Centre, Mumbai. She won the first prize in the national level competition organized by Akhil Bharatiya Sanskrutik Sangh, 2013.

She has been privileged to receive the blessings of legendary maestros – Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Smt. Sujata Mohapatra, Smt. Kumkum Lal and Guru Lingaraj Pradhan, through the various workshops and seminars conducted by them. Pracheeti has also been imparting training to young odissi dancers since July 2009, and is the founder of the Pracheeti Odissi Dance Academy.


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