Asha Seattle presents...

An evening of Odissi & Indian folk dance from the girls of Adruta Children Home

  • Monday, June 27, 2016 6:30PM
  • Adult: $15.00
  • Youth: $10.00

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Odissi is a classical dance form from the Eastern Indian state of Odisha whose origins can be traced back to several hundred years of ancient Indian temple tradition. This dance form is characterized by its unique hairstyle, head-dress and costumes. It is set to accompaniment of powerful drums, melodic instruments and spellbinding vocals. In addition to Odissi, Jhumur and Sambhalpuri are tribal dance forms that are known for its distinctive music and costumes.

Adruta is a home for destitute unclaimed and destitute girl children in Orissa. Established in 1998, Adruta children’s home currently supports more than 400 children in the age-group of 1-15 yrs. The girls from Adruta Children Home are children who have overcome early abandonment and neglect to become confident, self-sufficient young women. The girls are provided more than basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. Special emphasis is given to extra-curricular activities such as dance, music, meditation, painting, etc. The home has received numerous awards, including the National-level Excellency Award for Social Action in 2006 and memento from the Women & Child welfare Department, Government of Orissa state in recognition of their efforts. Asha for Education, Seattle has supported the home since 2006.

The girls from Adruta Home are ambassadors of fine arts and have enthralled audiences in India, South Asia and USA with their fluency in Odissi, Jhumur and Sambhalpuri dance forms. We look forward to your support.

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