On Sunday evening, the University hosted an Odissi dance recital by Arushi Mudgal, one of the finest Indian Classical Dancers, at the Auditorium of Academic Block V, Tapesia Campus as a part of an initiative by SPICMACAY.
Prior to each dance performance, she would speak about various dance postures and what they represent, making it easier for an audience who are not well versed in Indian classical dances to understand and follow the dance steps. Her ability to capture the attention of the audience was remarkable and confirmed by a rapturous applause now and then from the audience. The Vice Chancellor, Fr (Dr) Stephen Mavely expressed his admiration saying, “I did not take my eyes off her throughout her performance!”. The same was the experience for the whole audience last evening.
Arushi was selected as one of the Top Ten Dancers of 2018 by the New York Times. After watching her performance in New York, Alastair Macaulay, Chief Dance Critic of the New York Times, wrote: “I was amazed by how fully she seemed one of India’s most remarkable dancers.” She has performed at prestigious festivals in France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, UK, USA, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, and others.