Profile of Artist:

Italian by birth, Padmashree Dr Ileana Citaristi holds a Doctorate in Philosophy with a thesis on‘Psychoanalysis and eastern mythology’. She has come to Indian dance after years of experience in thetraditional as well as experimental theatre in Europe.

Ileana has been living in Orissa, India, since the year 1979 in close contact with the people, their languageand culture. Her mentor in the Odissi dance style is the renowned Guru, Padma Vibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra. She is equally at home with the different martial postures of the Chhau dance of Mayurbhanji which she has learnt under the guidance of Guru Shri Hari Nayak, obtaining the title of‘Acharya’ from the Sangeet Mahavidyalya of Bhubaneswar in Orissa.

Her contributions, besides the many performances and lecture-demonstrations given in all the major centers in India, include articles on Oriya culture published in Indian and foreign magazines, research work for film-documentaries on Odissi and Chhau dances and practical dance workshops for dancers and theatre workers which she regularly conducts under invitation by different institutions in India and abroad. She has given performances in all the major dance festivals in India as well as in Italy, Argentina, Poland, France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, USA, Australia , Israel, Spain , Poland., South Korea, Canada, Peru and Portugal.

In Bhubaneswar she is imparting training in Odissi and Chhau dances to local as well as visiting students in her own institution “Art Vision”.

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Name: Dr. Ileana Citaristi
Address: 1965 Bindusagar (west) Bhubaneswar Pin -751002 - Orrisa India
Phone No: 9437003779
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