Kavita Dwibedi- a renowned Odissi dancer of Orissa

Kavita Dwibedi is a prolific Odissi dancer who has been appreciated all around the world for her skills in Odissi dance.

Kavita Dwibedi is a well known Odissi dancer of Orissa and is regarded as one of the most skilful exponent of Odissi dance today in the country. Her father who was also his mentor himself is a respected Odissi maestro, Guru Harekrishna Behera. Kavita Dwibedi holds a post graduate degree in sociology from Delhi University and also has completed Visharad (B.A) in Odissi dance from Gandharva Mahavidyalay.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 Dwivedi is well known for its complete dedication to the Odissi with a traditional and innovative approach to this wonderful dance form from Orissa. 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).

Kavita Dwivedi was recognised for her valuable contribution towards Odissi dance and was awarded a Junior Fellowship by the Department Of Culture, Government of India in 1997. She has also received a scholarship from Human Resource Development of Government of India in the field of Music & Dance. Kavita Dwibedi has now started an institution, Odissi Akademi, Delhi which is working for the development and growth of Odissi dance.

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