Born and brought up in the family of the traditional art practioners, Kavita Dwibedi ji is the daughter and disciple of stalwart Odissi maestro Late Guru Hare Krishna Behera. She is known for her vision and superb abhinaya. She had the privilege of performing in almost all the major dance festivals of India such as Khajuraho, Konark, Mamallapuram, Natyanjali, Swaralaya, Natyaveda, Vaddakkunthan, Guruvayur, Puri Beach, Vaishali, Hampi, Srjan Festival, Bharat Muni, DIAF, Pushkar, Nishagandhi, Mohana Festival, Taj Mahotsava, Naman Festival, Baidyanath Nritya Mahotsav, Ganga Mahotsava to name a few. A widely traveled danseuse she had a successful ICCR sponsored tour during the 50 th year of Indias Independence celebrations in Scandinavian countries, UK, USA and Australia. Also she had the opportunity to represent India during the 50 years of Diplomatic Relations between India and Japan. In 2007, Kavita ji again was deputed on behalf of ICCR again to Israel, Croatia, Greece, Jordan and Egypt for the 60 th year of Indias Independence Celebrations in the Festival of India. In 2012, she performed in Korea, Japan and Hongkong for the Festival of India on behalf of ICCR. Besides this Kavita ji had been invited by the French Theatre company to participate in their production as a lone Indian artiste. So far in her thirty five years of career She had performed in more than 42 countries. Kavita ji also conducts Lec-Dems on behalf of SPIC MACAY all over in India to promote the awareness of Indian culture and traditions amongst the youth of schools and colleges. A TOP grade artiste of Doordarshan and Visharad in Odissi Dance from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, she is also the holder of Senior Scholarship and Junior Fellowship from the Government of India. Recipient of many awards, she is the Founder Director of her own institution Odissi Akademi, Delhi, where she imparts training in Odissi dance to young aspirants. On behalf of the Akademi she had organised Jayadeva Utsav and Champu Utsav in Delhi. For her contributions in Odissi Dance, Kavita Dwibedi ji has been conferred the prestigious Odisha State Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for the year 2013.


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