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Oriyas of Greater Seattle organizes Odissi dance performance

Oriyas of Greater Seattle organizes Odissi dance performance

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Shibani Patnaik (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Oriyas of Greater Seattle, a newly incorporated nonprofit promoting awareness of Oriya culture and arts, organized “Samsara: The Cycle of Life” last month at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, featuring famed Odissi dancer Shibani Patnaik. Odissi is a classical form of dance from India and is one of the oldest dance forms in India. “Samsara” musicians included Rupak Kumar Parida as a vocalist, Bijaya Kumar Barik on the mardala, Ramesh Chandra Das on the violin, Jabahar Mishra on the flute, and Jaydev Das. The show generated about $1,000 in proceeds, which will benefit the Summer Youth Leadership Program at the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation and TASVEER’s Independent South Asian Film Festival. (end)

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/1Comments (0)

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