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Dance

Janhavi has trained in Odissi, one of the 8 classical Indian dance styles, for more than 15 years. Starting her dance education with Smt. Anuradha Gandhi in Pune, she was formally inducted into the world of solo public performances through her Manch Pravesh in the year 2001. Thereafter, she embraced the rigorous Guru-Shishya tradition by learning under Guru Smt. Parwati Dutta at MAHAGAMI Gurukul, Aurangabad. ​

She is also embedded in Bollywood and Folk dance styles from India. 

Dance: Services

Performances

  • KulturSommer Wien Aug, 2023

  • Odissi solo and duet performance in Aura Aurangabad festival, MAHAGAMI, Aurangabad. (2015)https://youtu.be/K9a2kT19hG8

  • House concert in Pune -

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  • Odissi performance and appreciation session in Oxford (2013)

  • Odissi performances in major Indian festivals in Germany and Belgium (2010 – 2011). - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfubip_ganesh-sthuthi-janhavi-dhamankar-gent-diwali_creation  

  • Folk and classical dance for 15 days in the India Pavillion in the Dubai shopping festival. (February, 2003). 

  • Anubhuti - At the national and local level, she has been a part of an ongoing project of MAHAGAMI gurukul viz. Anubhuti - a multimedia art appreciation series carried out in Marathwada region. (since 2005)

  • As part of the MAHAGAMI repertory, she has performed in Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad among other Indian cities.  

She is also embedded in Bollywood and Folk dance styles from India. 

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Workshops

  • Odissi workshop series for Tanz die Toleranz at Brotfabrik, Jan-Mar 2024.

  • Bollywood, Folk and Odissi workshops for ImPulsTanz 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

  • Odissi workshops for UZI Wien 2021, 2022

  • She has also conducted movement workshops in Germany (Weimar, 2006) and Denmark (Copenhagen, 2012).

  • Bollywood and Folk dance workshops for Symbiosis International Centre, Pune.

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Talks

  • Ghungroo - Historical Context and Contemporary Practice, for „Musiktherapie und Gesellschaft“ Symposium, June 17th 2023 MDW, Vienna.

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Teaching

  • Odissi classes take place regularly in Vienna in the Burggarten from Spring to Autumn. Please contact me for more details.

  • I also choreograph Bollywood for any special events. 

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