Vinod Kevin Bachan
“Nayika Ke Manobhav” Concept
Odissi in its formative stage as part of
Jatra had the role on Nayika or heroine
performed by only men. Once the structuring
and framing of Odissi started by the Gurus
they created and performed items based on
Nyika Bedha. Today we find this aspect of
Odissi dance on a decline and there is a division
in the gender in Odissi presentations on stage.
In the present times only female dancers are
performing Nayika based themes while the latter
shy’s away. To bridge the gap Vinod with the guidance
and under the watchful eyes of his
Guru-Padmashree Ranjana Gauhar, is attempting
to explore the tradition of the dancer who is a
devotee seeking the supreme. Thereby symbolising
with the Nayika who is eternally related to her
beloved, the Lord. These compositions are set to the
tune of the literary work of Jayadev, Surdas,
Swati Tirunal and Vidyapati. Vinod will bring to
the stage the different emotional states of Nayika .
Date/Time- May 15th, 2019 7;00pm
Venue- Stein Auditorium,India Habitat Centre
Vinod Kevin Bachan is a senior disciple of
Padmashree Guru Ranjana Gauhar,
a world renowned Odissi exponent, promoter of Art,
writer and film maker and President- Founder at
Utsav Ranjana’s Dance Academy. Vinod as a child
had stepped into the world of Odissi under the
tutelage of Guru Mandira Balkaransingh of Nrityanjalit
theatre in Trinidad and Tobago West Indies.
Kevin then made his journey to Odisha to study this
timeless art form under the Deba Prasad Das style of
Odissi in Bhubaneswar for a number of years. It was his
thirst for more that drew him to his present Guru who
has molded him and made him the dancer that he is today.
Kevin has also had extensive training in the south Indian art
form of Kuchipudi as well as various regional folk of Odisha.
As a young budding artiste, Kevin with the grace of his
Guru Ranjana Gauhar has performed in various platforms
in India and abroad and has received various awards and
positive critique for his performances. Kevin is presently a
scholarship holder under the Ministry of
External Affairs- Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
As a student of Yogic sciences, Kevin possesses a special
creative ability to express himself through movement under his
Gurus guidance. He has learnt to harmonize body movements
to rhythm of musical accompaniment developing a special skill for
rhythm and music. Multi-skilled and able to translate those skills
into movement that expresses ideas and stories. On the whole
Kevin’s training is deep and holistic.
Under the Guru-Shishya parampara, Kevin is involved in the
special methodology for teaching Odissi dance developed by his Guru.
In his artistic journery, Kevin dreams of reaching out to the infinite sky of Odissi dance.
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