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Bijayini Satpathy 3_Photo by Allan Mathe

Bijayini Satpathy

Abhipsaa-a Seeking

The transcendence of form:

new explorations in Odissi Dance


Concept & Choreography: Bijayini Satpathy

Music Composers: Srinibas Satapathy, 

Sarah Meeran, Dhaneswar Swain.

Performer: Bijayini Satpathy

Musicians: Roopa Mahadevan ( Vocal), Sai Raman (Tabla),

S Kavichelvam (Mridangam), Vishveshwar (Flute),

Srinibas Satapathy (Flute), Sarah Meeran (Violin)


Producer: Claudia Norman for The Generators

Lead Commissioners:

Duke Performances at Duke University

Baryshnikov Dance Center (BAC)


Additional support for Abhipsaa-a Seeking was made possible by

New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project

With lead funding from: 

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

North American Tour 
Bijayini Satpathy is the foremost global master of Odissi dance. Abhipsaa-a Seeking, is her first original choreographed work and expands the form and its impact by integrating contemporary and Western music and staging in collaboration with three composers, five musicians, a costume designer, and lighting/set designer. Bijayini’s intricate movement and unusual combination of live instrumentation moves Odissi beyond its existing norms of presentation. Hailed by The New Yorker for “exquisite grace and technique” and by choreographer Mark Morris as “among the top five dancers I’ve ever seen,” Bijayini is one of the most recognizable names in Indian dance today. She has performed the world over both solo, and as the principal dancer of  the acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, all over the world and has received many national and international recognition.  

The world premiere of Abhipsaa-a Seeking will take place at Duke Performances, followed by a residency in Salisbury, MD, and the New York City premiere at Baryshnikov Arts Center. 
All dates TBA.   
Additional dates are now being accepted.
3. Bijayini Satpathy. Photo Credit_ Mahe
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