Odissi Dancer Arushi Mudgal

Arushi Mudgal
Born in 1986 into a family of musicians, Arushi has been fortunate in having an in-depth exposure to music and dance through the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, an institute started by her grandfather Pt. Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya and headed currently by her father, Padmashri Madhup Mudgal.

She started learning Odissi dance formally at the age of five from her aunt Padmashri Madhavi Mudgal. She has passed the Visharad Purna examination (equivalent to a graduate degree) of the Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal in Odissi dance and the Madhyama Purna exam in classical vocal music. She did her schooling from Carmel Convent, Delhi, completing her 12th standard board examinations with a distinction in all the subjects that she appeared in. Later, she enrolled as an Honours student in Sociology at the Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi, before taking up dance full time.
Arushi has toured extensively in India and overseas as part of her guru’s dance troupe. Her most significant performances have been in Brazil, France (Theatre de la Ville), Germany (Berlin Festspiele) and Morocco (Fez Festival), where she had the honour of dancing with the legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and Madhavi Mudgal as part of a recital which illustrated the continuity of the Indian dance tradition through three generations. She has performed in South-East Asia, North America and England on ICCR tours, and has represented India in Mauritius as part of a delegation under the cultural exchange programme of the Govt. of India, in August 2002.

Arushi has performed extensively as a soloist at various prestigious festivals within the country and abroad, including the Festival of India, Greece (I.C.C.R.), Festival of Indian Music and Dance (Remscheid, Germany), ‘Stirring Odissi’ International Odissi Festival (Malaysia), Umang Festival at National Centre for Performing Arts (Mumbai), the Pandit Durga Lal Festival (Delhi & Kolkata), Kartik Fine Arts (Chennai), Brahma Gana Sabha (Chennai), the 3rd International Odissi Festival (Bhubaneswar), HCL Concert Series (Delhi), Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Festival (Bhubaneswar), Kerala Kalamandalam (Trivandrum), Udayaraga Festival (Bhubaneswar), Nritya-Pratibha Festival organised by Sangeet Natak Akademi (Shillong), Arpan Festival (Delhi), Raindrop Festival (Mumbai), Sa Ma Pa Sangeet Sammelan (Delhi), and the Young Dancers’ Festival organised by the Attic (Delhi). A graded artiste, she has performed for Doordarshan (National TV) at Delhi and Ahmedabad, and is also empanelled with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. She has conducted dance workshops in London, Manchester and Singapore. She is a regular performer for SPICMACAY, and has given numerous lecture-demonstrations in Delhi, various cities of Rajasthan, Dehradun and Mussourie.

In 2008, Arushi was invited by the famous contemporary dancer Pina Bausch of Wuppertal Tanztheater to perform at the Internationales Tanz Festival in Dusseldorf, Germany. She also performed at Theatre de la Ville, Paris and various other cities of France, Belgium and Austria as part of a recital named ‘Famille Mudgal’, and the Fall for Dance Festival in New York & Los Angeles, USA.

Arushi was awarded the first Touring Fellowship by Milapfest, UK for 2010-11. She toured UK in May 2011, giving highly-appreciated performances in Liverpool and Manchester, a lecture-demonstration in Leeds, and a workshop in London.

Besides this, Arushi is also a recipient of the Indian President’s Bal Shree Award, 2002, the Original Mind Award, 2002 in the category of performing arts, the Sanatan Nritya Puraskar, 2006, the Young Women Achievers’ Award by the Young FICCI Ladies Organization in 2011, and the Chitra Kala Sangam Samman.

नमस्कार,अगर इस जीवन परिचय में आपको कोई कमी या कोइ नई बात जोड़नी/घटानी हो तो अछुती इस पेज का लिंक विषय लिखते हुए  हमें इस पते पर ई-मेल करिएगा.ताकी हम इसे अपडेट कर सकें-सम्पादक