Shubhada Varadkar

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Shubhada Varadkar is an exponent of the Odissi form of Indian Classical Dance. A disciple of the late Padmavibhushan Guru Shri Kelucharan Mohapatra, Shubhada Varadkar is the recipient of the Senior Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Shubhada has performed at various festivals including the Elephanta Festival, Kalidas Festival, Ellora Festival, Pune Festival, Art in Action Festival UK, Natyanjali Festival Chidambaram, Puri Festival, Mumbai Festival, Taj Mahotsav-Agra, ICCRs Malhar Mahotsav New Delhi, and Virasat Festival to name a few. Shubhada's dance is a fascinating union of eloquent expressions, graceful movements, and captivating postures right out of Odissi's legendary heritage.

For her, dance is not merely a creative art form, but also a means of enriching and developing life. Shubhada's major productions include Kanupriya based on Dr. Dharmvir Bhartis poetry by the same name. Amrutghanu based on Sant Dnyaneshwars literature, Journey to Divinity based on the life and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda, Prakriti Nartan based on Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao's music, and Miracles of Splendours on Kalidasa's Ritusamharam, and Ravindranath Tagores Chitrangada. Her dance productions are well-received for their rich tapestry of music, choreography, and literature. Within the boundaries of the traditional format, she has enthralled the audience with her artistic excellence and creative spirit.

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