Founded by Elena Catalano in 2017 and based in London, Bhumi’s ambition is to promote and establish Odissi dance as a contemporary practice, rooted in traditional principles, but constantly evolving through pedagogic, artistic and critical inquiry.
Benefiting from Elena’s extensive dance training and research and by her collaborators’ expertise, Bhumi is becoming a catalyst for new generations of dancers and is engaged in creative collaborations and the production of multimedia works. Led by the belief that dance is a practice that can empower people and positively affect their lives, Bhumi is also involved in educational, community and therapeutic settings, sharing the benefits of movement and creativity with society at large and with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in particular.
Presently, Bhumi offers weekly classes for adults in Odissi and workshops for children, dance lovers, professional movers and community groups. Bhumi’s collaborators are artists and scholars with expertise in Yoga, Hindustani Music, Sanskrit, Indian Folk Painting and Physiotherapy.
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