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Odissi Intensive Summer School

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Venue: Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: Various

Odissi Intensive Summer School

Join us at our 6 day Odissi Intensive Summer School presented by Kingston University Department of Dance.

The summer school includes:

  • Live performances of classical and contempory Odissi dance
  • Artists talk around evolution of Odissi
  • Film screening of documentary on Odissi
  • Lecture and Masterclasses by Guest scholar/choreographer Ananya Chatterjee from University of Minnesota, USA
  • Intensive Odissi workshop led by Monica Singh.

Full programme*

Thursday 14 July

Yantra - Geometries of the Soul Performance and Exhibition: 6:30pm8:30pm
Nehru Centre Auditorium, 8 South Audley Street, 
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Exhibition of Odissi-inspired drawings, prints and textiles by Sarah Lawton
Performance of contemporary and classical Odissi dance by Monica Singh, Kali Chandrasegaram, Katie Ryan and Ranjana Ghatak.

Friday 15 July

Artist talk: Moving dialogues between past and present, global and local 11.00am12.30pm
John Galsworthy Building, Kingston University, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2EE

Registration: 1.30pm2.30pm
Main reception, Kingston University

Welcome and introduction: 2.30pm3.00pm
Hall, Surrey Club, Dance Department, Kingston University

Workshops: 3.00pm–8.30pm

Saturday 16 July

Workshops: 10.00am–3.30pm

Screening: Performing Konarak, Performing Hirapur: documenting the Odissi of Guru Surendranath Jena (documentary by Alessandra Lopez y Royo) 6.00pm8.00pm
John Galsworthy Building, Room TBC

Sunday 17 July

Workshops: 10.00am–3.30pm

Guest lecture by Ananya Chatterjea, University of Minnesota, USA: 5.00pm7.30pm
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Monday 18 July

Workshop: Developing a feminist language from Odissi by Ananya Chatterjea 10.00am–1.00pm
Hall, Surrey Club, Dance Department, Kingston University
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Workshops: 3.00pm8.30pm

Tuesday 19 July

Workshop: Ananya Chatterjea, Developing a feminist language from Odissi 10.00am1.00pm
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Workshops: 3.00pm8.30pm

Wednesday 20 July

Consolidation of items: 10.00am1.00pm

Lunch break: 1.00pm2.00pm

Workshops: 3.00pm8.30pm

* Programme subject to changes.


We have accommodation available for booking if required:

Seething Wells Hall, Kingston University Residence, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, London KT6 5PJ
En-suite rooms with shared kitchen (limited availability book early to avoid disappointment)
Cost: £27 + VAT per night

Booking instructions:

  1. Click the link:
  2. In the Promotional Code box, please enter: ODS2016
  3. Enter the dates you require.
  4. Follow online payment instructions.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Elena Catalano
Tel: 07446950922


Directions to Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: