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About Sushant

Sushant Maharana is a budding talent, a well-trained Odissi dancer. Dance has been an integral part of his life for the last 25 years. Sushant is the inheritor and proponent of his illustrious father Odissi maestro Guru Shri Trinath Maharana. He has been brought up in an atmosphere of dance and music. He has been trained under his father with deep dedication and discipline.

A dancer of vision and versatilit, Sushant is known for his intense, dynamic and energetic performance. His "Nritya" and "Abhinaya" have a proportionate blend of skill and commitment which reflects in his presentations. He is capable of taking dance to new heights. Sushant is committed towards undiluted and authentic approach to Odissi.

Sushant is a dedicated teacher of Manjari Odissi Nrityalaya; a school set up by Guru Shri Trinath Maharana that teaches Indian classical dance forms and music. He is founder and choreographer of a troupe - Nrityamanjari; a group of performing artists.




Sushant Maharana, Odissi, Chhau, Manjari Odissi Nrityalaya

Highlights

  • Doordarshan Artist (B Grade).
  • SANGEET NATAK ACADEMI scholarship holder for Chhau Dance.
  • Performed in SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI & ICCR shows.
  • Founder of NRITYAMANRAJI Dance Group.
  • Dance Director of MANJARI ODISSI NRITYALAYA.



Sushant Maharana, Odissi, Chhau, Nrityamanjari

Training

  • Sushant got his training in Odissi dance from his father Odissi maestro Guru Trinath Maharana.
  • The credit of Sushant's vigorous acrobatic movements in his dance performance goes to his expertise in Chhau dance under the tutelage of                   Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee - Guru Shri Shashadhar Acharya.
  • In addition to Odissi and Chhau, he has also been trained in Kathak by Late Guru Shri R.S. Verma.


Sushant Maharana, Trinath Maharana, Odssi
Sushant Maharana, Shashadhar Acharya, Seraikella Chhau
Sushant Maharana, Odissi, Chhau, Kathak

Achievements

Sushant Maharana has been a scholarship holder in Chhau dance from Sangeet Natak Akademi. He is also a Doordarshan artist. He has performed extensively in various programmes in India and abroad - Switzerland, Canada, London, France, Myanmar and South Korea. A widely travelled dancer - Sushant Maharana has participated in almost all the major festivals of India and abroad. Few recitals which are close to Sushant's heart are -


  • Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh),
  • Konark (Odisha)
  • Kala Ghoda (Mumbai)
  • Rukmini Devi Festival (Delhi)
  • Neemrana Fort Festival (Rajasthan)
  • Albaz Virasat Festival (Karnataka)
  • Triveni Mahotsava (Delhi)
  • Yuva Mahotsava (Shimla)
  • National Youth Festival (Mumbai)
  • Chakradhar Samaroh (Raigarh),
  • Indradhanush-ICCR (Delhi)
  • Chhau Festival (Bhuvaneshwar & Chennai)
  • Noopura Dhwani Dance Festival (Kerala)
  • Kite Festival (Delhi)
  • Hampi Festival (Karnataka)


Performances With Distinguished Dance Personalities & Cultural Societies:

  • SNA Awardee Guru Trinath Maharana
  • SNA Awardee Guru Shri Shashadhar Acharya
  • Guru Shri Sukanta Kumar Acharya
  • Padamshree Smt Ranjana Gauhar
  • Natyacharya Smt Jayalakshmi Ishwar
  • Padamshree Smt Geeta Mahalik
  • Smt Parvati Dutta
  • Smt Ipsita Behoora
  • Ms Daniela Dolci (Switzerland)
  • Ms Goura Prema
  • Ms Papiha Desai
  • Sangeet Natak Academi, New Delhi
  • Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi
  • ICCR, New Delhi
  • Doordarshan, New Delhi


Sushant Maharana, Shashadhar Acharya, Seraikella Chhau

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