A celebrated artiste and a star performer, Chandana Raul is synonymous with the Indian classical dance: Odissi. She began learning Odissi from the tender age of 7 years under the tutelage of Smt. Dr. Vidyut Kumari Choudhary. Chandana continued learning diverse aspects of the classical dance from a galaxy of eminent gurus like Padam Shri Guru Gangadhar Pradhan and Guru Shri Durga Charan Ranbir. Her grooming culminated in graceful movements beautiful postures, captivating expression and scintillating style which creates a visual phenomenon. Apart from her technical virtuosity she displays a unique skill and versatility while depicting varied emotions and thus exceeds in the Abhinaya aspect of dance.

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Honours and Awards

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Children Choreography

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International Festivals

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National Festivals and Program Participation

Why Dr. Chandanaa Raul?

  • A celebrated artiste and a star performer, Chandana Raul is synonymous with the Indian classical dance: Odissi.
  • Worked as Odissi dance teacher/ choreographer at Sourav Sangeet Academy Bhubaneshwar, Peene Dance School Bhubaneshwar and Mano Manini Dance & Music School Bhubaneshwar.
  • Chandana Raul organises every year Upendra Bhanja Festival at Delhi, Dhavleshwar Festival at Cuttack and Aaradhya Samman Samaroh at Bhubaneswar Orissa.

Creative Work Experience

Creative work experience:

(a) Bhool Kahara     –        Oriya feature Film

(b) Pratiksha             –        Hindi Tele film

(c) Kunja                 –        Oriya Tele Film

(d) Nari                        –       Oriya Serial

Dr. Chandana Raul has gained expertise in classical, folk, contemporary and creative expressions which includes:

  • Kashmakash (Delimma)
  • Param Moksha (Fusion)
  • Krishna Ballet
  • Param Yoga
  • World Peace and harmony (Fusion)
  • Sati Pratha – Contemporary Dance (Group choreography)
  • Meera (Solo Dance)
  • Ganga Tarang

Dr. Raul has been working on contemporary choreography for the prime Minister’s Rally NCC/National Games covering around 500 children.

She has choreographed Poems of Rabindra Nath Tatore “Shabola and Manushi” to pays special tribute to Poet Laurette Rabindra Nath Tagore in Raag Rabindra Malhar during his 125 Birth Anniversary Celebrations in 2011-2012.

Honours AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

  • Awarded Junior fellowship by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India- 2001.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Sadhbhavna Award, by govt. of Orissa-2008
  • Pride of India award by Indo American Friends Group, New Delhi-2008.
  • Gupteshwar Award 2007 by Govt. of Orissa.
  • Vishist Odissi Nritya Shilpi Sammaan (By Capital Posters)-2012
  • Nari Kalyan Sammaan ( by Nari Kalyan Samiti)-2012
    • Panel artist of
    • Panel artist of Doordarshan.
    • Jury member for awarding scholarship in Odissi dance by Govt. of India.
    • Lecture demonstration by CCRT in Gangtok 2005.
    • Lecture demonstration by CCRT in Itanagar 2006.
    • Worked as Choreographer / Dancer and actress in different I.E.T. programmes, Radio Plays, Doordarshan programmes, Dance Dramas, Stage Theatre, Telefilm, T.V. Serial, Feature Film, etc.
    • Performed in documentary on Padamshree Guru Sri Pankaj Charan Das sponsored by Doordarshan.
    • Performed in documentary based on Padma Vibhushan Guru Shri Kelucharan Mahapatra.
    • Performed in documentary on MAHARI sponsored by Doordarshan.
    • Performed in documentary(Karaghat) on Director Sh. Dola Govinda Rath.
    • Performed the role of Durga in the Dance drama “MAA DURGA” by Doordarshan.
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International & Domestic Festivals

  • International festivals

  • Festival at Bangladesh by ICCR in 2006
  • Festival at China
  • Festival at Indonesia
  • Festival at Muscat
  • Festival at France
  • Festival at Budapest(Hungry)
  • Festival at Barcelona(Spain)
  • Festival at Mexico-21cities
  • Festival at Panama
  • Festival at Cuba
  • Festival at Dominic Republic

Participated in Major Festivals in India

Major Festivals participated in India

  • First Solo Dance Recital at Jaipur – 1982
  • Boita Bandan Utsav at Jaipur – 1983 to 1987
  • National Youth Cultural Festival at Karim Nagar (A.P.) – 1984
  • Utkal Sanskiritik Parishad Sunabeda Orissa – 1984
  • Orissa Sangeet Natak Academy – 1985
  • Interstate National Integration – cum – Cultural meet at Himachal Pradesh – 1985
  • Lingraj Temple at Bhubaneshwar – 1989
  • Utkal Diwas at Balasore – 1990
  • Jaydev Samaroh at Cuttack – 1991
  • Sambhalpur Festival – 1992
  • Bhanja Samaroh at Behrampur – 1993
  • Konark Festival at Puri – 1994
  • Beach Festival at Puri – 1995
  • Andaman Deep Mahotsav – 1995
  • Rashtriya Yuva Utsav at Calcutta – 1996
  • Ahmedabad Oriya Cultural Association – 1997
  • Purba Festival Baroda – 1997
  • Utkal Divas at Sundergarh, Orissa – 1997
  • Utkal Divas at Dehradun – 1998
  • Kalinga Bhawan Inaugural Ceremony at Madras – 1998
  • Kalahandi Festival Orissa – 1998
  • Congress Adhiveshan Calcutta – 1998
  • Zink Hindustan Ltd. At Udaipur – 1999
  • International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi – 1999 to 2005
  • Kumaon Autumn Festival, Nainital – 2000
  • Phool Walo Ki Sair at Delhi – 2001 to 2004
  • Mahila Kalyan Sangathan, Varanasi – 2001
  • 3rd World Congress Seminar at AIIMS, Delhi – 2002
  • Autumn Festival at Nainital – 2002 to 2004
  • World Population Day, Delhi – 2002
  • Parliament Annexure, New Delhi – 2002
  • Air Force Silver Jublee at J & K – 2002
  • Sindhu Festival at Leh & Laddakh – 2002, 2003
  • Krishan Lila Dance Drama at Siri Fort, New Delhi – 2002, 2004
  • Arunanchal Pradesh Festival – 2002
  • Handloom Expo at Kanpur – 2003
  • Sur Mahotsav, Pithoragarh – 2004
  • Almora Festival – 2004
  • Santosh Trophy, New Delhi – 2004
  • MTNL Health Mela, New Delhi – 2004
  • Katra Festival – 2004
  • Mohan Upreti Punya Tithi Mhotsav, Almora – 2004
  • Lucknow Festival – 2005
  • Iscon Temple Festival, Delhi – 2006
  • Festival at Kamani Auditorium, Delhi – 2006
  • Festival at Iscon Temple, Patna – 2006
  • Utkal Diwas, Chandigarh – 2007 & Gupteshwar Festival Orissa – 2007
  • Madan Mohan Malviya Jayanti, Banaras – 2007
  • Iscon Samiti, Banaras – 2007
  • Organised Upendra Bhanja Festival at Delhi2007,2008, 2009
  • Dhavleshwar Festival at Cuttack2007,2008, 2009
  • Ganjam Festival – 2008
  • Utkal Diwas, Delhi – 2008
  • American Embassy, Delhi – 2008
  • Indo American Foundation day, at IICC New Delhi – 2008
  • Chamber of commerce at New Delhi- 2008
  • Times of India Celebrations at Siri fort New Delhi- 2009
  • Vikramshila Festival at Bihar- 2009
  • Cuttack Festival (orissa) – 2009
  • Trade Fair at New Delhi – 2009
  • Sankat mochan Festival at Banaras (U.P.)- 2009
  • Navratri Festival at Katra (J&K)-2009
  • NTPC Programme at Delhi-2010
  • Flower Exhibition at Panipat-2010
  • Air Force celebrations at New Delhi – 2010
  • DRDO at new Delhi -2010
  • Parliament Annexe – 2010
  • Kavi Samrat Upendra Bhanja festival, new Delhi-2010
  • Manipur, Army festival-2011
  • Vishakhapatnam, Devipuram Odissi Concert-2011
  • Festival organised by Navy at Cochin-2011
  • Sai Sandhya organised by CMI at Siri forte New Delhi-2011
  • Function at RML Hospital New Delhi-2011
  • Tribute to Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore at New Delhi-2011
  • NRI DAY at Phd. Chamber of commerce at New Delhi- 2011
  • Utkal Diwas at New Delhi-2012
  • Upendra Bhanja Festival at -2012
  • Kumar Purnima Utsav, Berhampur Orissa-2012
  • MCL foundation celebrations, Sambhalpur Orissa-2012
  • IGNOU foundation celebrations New Delhi-2012
  • Durga Puja Utsav, New Delhi-2012
  • CSBF cultural evening New Delhi-2012
  • Golden jubilee celebrations Govt. Boys high school Bhubaneswer-2012.
  • Dhableshwer Festival, Orissa-2013
  • President security guard function, Delhi-2013
  • Jagannath Rath Yatra Festival, Tyag Raj Nagar New Delhi-2013
  • National Physical Laboratory celebration New Delhi-2013
  • Bahuda Festival, Hauz Khas (Delhi)-2013
  • NTPC Function Noida-2013
  • CBI Annual celebrations New Delhi-2013
  • Nari Kalyan Sammaan Samaroh-2013
  • A tribute to Kavi Samrat Upender Bhanja & Swami Vivekanand at India habitat Centre New Delhi-2013
  • Aaradhya Samman Samaroh ( a dacne& music tribute to those who worked for the empowerment of woman) , Orissa -2013
  • Dhableshwer Festival, Orissa-2014
  • Function at DRDO New Delhi-2014
  • Rath Yatra Festival at Hauz Khas New Delhi-2014
  • Bahuda Festival at Tyag Raj temple New Delhi-2014
  • A tribute to Kavi Samrat Upender Bhanja at India habitat Centre New Delhi-2014
  • Aaradhya Samman Samaroh ( A dance& music tribute to those who rendered selfless service to the society) , Orissa -2014
  • Dhableshwar Festival 2015

 


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