Bhubaneswar , 15/9 ( Odisha Samachar / Sonali Lenka )- Odisha Biennale- an international festival of art and cross-cultural exchanges brings the amalgamation of diversified cultures across borders. Started as a pilot project in Bhubaneswar, the year 2013 saw over 45 artistes from across Japan and Europe come together and showcase unique performing arts.
With the theme of ‘Mélange’, city based cultural organisation- Mudra Foundation is organising Odisha-Biennale-2015 this 26thOct-1stNov at (National Institute of Fashion Technology) NIFT, spearheaded by celebrated Japanese Odissi and Contemporary dancer Masako Ono. Acclaimed artists from around the globe in the field of performing arts, design, visual arts, craft arts, music, film, and photography shall participate in this year’s Biennale in collaboration with artists from Odisha. Artists from Odisha shall be auditioned by Mudra foundation and trained by the international artists for the performances.
“The aim of this project is not only to develop the production of art but also instil a deeper sense of inter-culturality and understand the importance of cultural communication to breakdown international barriers. The workshops through this biennale will aid as a bridge across cultures and promote cultural diversity through innovation, creativity and expression”, says Masako.
Japanese Butoh dancer Natsu Nakajima, musical duo from Switzerland Wood Vibes, interdisciplinary artist Raphael Perret from Switzerland, Photographer Takayasu Hattori, are some amongst the noted 55 globally acclaimed artistes who would be a part of Odisha Biennale- 2015 and conduct workshops to aid development of culture and arts among artists and art lovers in Odisha.