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Vaishali Kala Kendra Noida collaborated with Trinayan collective to present “Nritya Yoga” on the occasion of International Yoga Day. The event took place on the Zoom platform.

Through “Nritya Yoga” we want to spread inspiration to connect our younger generation with age-old art forms through Yoga philosophy. Our guest artist Mrs. Bani Dobler from USA presented Bandha Nritya (Yogic Mudras) to show the connection between Yoga and Dance in her presentation and Guru Dr. Jyoti Srivastava, Odissi Danseuse and Founder of Vaishali Kala Kendra also performed Dance and Yoga altogether.

Guru Jyoti Srivastava said that dance and yoga is a great concept where you bring together the skills of dance and yoga, both of which are great as physical exercises. In this current situation dance and yoga are of great benefit to everyone, so We should always adopt the quality of dance and yoga in today’s life.

About Dr Jyoti Shrivastava an Odissi danseuse and Founder of Vaishali Kala Kendra

Dr. Jyoti Shrivastava is an Odissi dance exponent hailing from Delhi. She was born in 1962 to the late Brij Kishore and Mamta Devi. It was in 1972 that the late Guru Shrinath Raut observed an inborn talent in her and hence initiated her into the Odissi dance form. Jyoti’s natural talent and dedication have led her through a life-long love affair with Odissi. In her journey of dance she came under the guidance of three celebrated guru’s Late Guru Srinath Raut, Guru Ramli Ibrahim and Guru Durga Charan Ranbir. As Director of Vaishali Kala Kendra – an institute of Odissi research and training in Noida, Jyoti is responsible for continuation of the styles and compositions of the late Guru Deba Prasad Das. In Malaysia, she has worked with Ramli Ibrahim on several productions of Sutra Dance Theatre Kuala Lumpur. As a Guru A student does not discover a guru, it is the guru who discovers a dancer. This discovery has been in vogue for the last 3 decades. Vaishali Kala Kendra is a temple of dance and music, where many students from India and abroad are trained.

This gurukul has also spread in the form of workshops cutting across national and international boundaries and shining on the global horizon to an amazing possibility. Her students have reached such heights to receive National scholarships, ICCR empanelment and Doordarshan grading. Jyoti took over from where her illustrious guru had left. To continue the legacy she has been organising a festival of music and dance Guru Pranam Utsav for 29 years as an ode to her gurus who dedicated their life in propagating odissi dance.

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