Intensely Soul: Transformational Odissi
06 Oct 2012 | Saturday
INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE AND MUSIC – 2012 Australian Première
Presented by Odissi Dance & Music Company and BEMAC
Sydney based Nirmal Jena and his Delhi based sister, Pratibha Jena Singh, present powerful and poignant Odissi dance and music in their first Australian tour together.
Audiences in Brisbane will be mesmerised with soul stirring and energetic dance and music. Representing fourteen generations of performing arts, this brother and sister duo practices their family’s unique style of Odissi pioneered by their father and guru, Surendra Nath Jena of Odisha India.
For Nirmal and Pratibha their art is abundantly more than a discreet tradition from Odisha in India; it reflects the wisdom and knowledge inherent in ancient and diverse traditions of the world, an essential link between the past, present and future. They are passionate about using their dance and music to transform modern societies and inspire a focus on the ‘inner’ or emotional and spiritual capabilities.
Each performance will feature duets, solos and a live music presentation. There will also be a public workshop enabling participants to experience more deeply the essence and power of the arts to influence every aspect of life. Please follow this link for workshop Information & Bookings.
“Odissi is spiritual, refined, and always dramatic.” – William Shoubridge, The Australian
“Pratibha Jena has a radiant, joyous stage personality. She undertakes basic positions with clarity and is neat in her rendition…her dance has an openness which helps her flower on the stage.” – Times of India
“Nirmal Jena, an artist of exceptional individual quality…(his father’s) all-round versatility has obviously been passed on to the next generation, giving an intensely theatrical flavour to Nirmal Jena’s performances.” – Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald
Learn more about Odissi Dance & Music Company, Sydney HERE
Learn more about Guru Surendra Nath Jena HERE
You can purchase tickets through BEMAC from Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
- By phone: 07 3391 4433
- In person: QLD Multicultural Centre, Level 1, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point.
*Tickets will also be available on the night unless sold out. Credit cards and cash accepted.
Performance Time: 7pm
Duration: 1hr 45 min including interval