The Odissi Profiles: Sitara Thobani

Sitara ThobaniSitara Thobani first began dancing at the age of 8 under the direction of Lata Pada in the Bharatnatyam tradition। She began her studies in the Odissi tradition under the esteemed Dr। Ratna Roy in 1997. Since then, Sitara has undertaken intensive training in India at the Nrityagram dance school as well as in the heart of the Odissi style in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Sitara has performed at many cultural and art events in Canada and the United States, including the International Odissi Conference in Washington D.C. in August, 2003.

She has also performed at the Diamond Jubilee Hall in Dar-es-Salaam, the Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania, as well as in Calcutta and Delhi। A recipient of a Canada.


Author: ismailimail

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2 thoughts

  1. Its wonderful to see our Ismaili youngsters being trained in Indian classical dances. I would love to attend her performance if she at any time performs in Los Angeles area.

    I took Bharat Natyam classes with my daughter for 8 years and got the opportunity to perform a few times at local and public functions.


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