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25th August 2017

Bedford Odissi Festival 2017

For the first time in the United Kingdom, a two-week long festival dedicated to Odissi is to be conducted in Bedford under the auspices of 21st Century Education Trust. The festival features world-renowned Odissi exponent Padmasri Madhavi Mudgal, accompanied by her accomplished disciple Shalakha Rai conducting workshops from 25th Aug to 31st Aug 2017, a specially-curated exhibition on the history of Odissi at The Higgins Art Gallery and Museum by Nisha Somasundaram, opportunities for dance teachers to refine their skills, performances and more. There is also a special ghungroo-making workshop in which you will learn to make ghungroos (indian bell anklets) and take them with you.