About Dance

About myself: Pritika Kalra Gandhi An accompalished Indian dance Choreographer, Performer and trainer, Priitka has specialisation in Indian Classical Dance Odissi, Modern Indian Dance, Bollywood and Yoga. She comes with over 20 years of experience in the field of Indian dance. So far she has taken Indian dance to multiple countries, such as Canada, Switzerland, Hungary, Hong Kong as well as Japan. Pritika is an accredited artist with India’s National Television Channel “Doordarshan” and she has showcased her choreography on multiple occassions in the Channel.

Pritika was conferred an Appreciation Award at the Vasant Utsav held at Bhubaneshwar in March 2019. Pritika is a receipient of the “Nritya Shiromani Award” conferred at the 5th Cuttack Mahotsav, Orissa. Thrice she has been recognised at the Internatonal Woman Leadership Forum, Mumbai, for her contribution to Indian Dance. Received recognitions for contributing in Indian Dance from Women International Network (WIN), Delhi.

Pritika is a choreographer as well. Her latest Improvisation and presentation of Indian Dance on Woman leadership has been performed and well appreciated at the following venues: Women Interntional leadership Forum Annual Award Ceremony, Novotel Hotel, Mumbai 2014 Women Interntional leadership Forum Annual Award Ceremony, Novotel Hotel, Mumbai March 2017 Women Interntional leadership Forum Annual Award Ceremony, Novotel Hotel, Mumbai February 2018 TIE Woman Leadership Summit, Welcome Hotel, Delhi July 2018

A google drive link of my video Showreel footage is as below.. kindly click on it to see the video version of my profile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v35QXVEpEy0

Her other National level performances are mentioned below:

Showcase of Odissi Dance at 49 th International Dance Research Congress, Mumbai, 7-11 December 2016.

Telecast of Pritika’s 10-minute live interview in India’s National Channel Doordarshan in June 2016. Show titled Good Evening India.

Showcase Indian Dance styles [Odissi and Bollywood] at State Bank of India’s Academy Founding Day Celebrations November 18, 2015, SBI Academy Auditorium, Gurgaon,India.

Pritika’s Odissi Dance Recital (30 mins) telecasted in India’s nationaltelecasted in India’s national television DD National in July 2015.

Presented innovative choreography in Odissi style on the theme of Women Leadership and Innovation at the International Women Leadership Forum, 25 April 2014, Novotel Hotel, Mumbai (Performed solo Odissi Dance).

Participated in 5th Cuttack Mahotsavand International Music and Dance Festival, 2-8 January 2014, Cuttak Orissa. (Performed solo Odissi Dance). Was conferred upon the National NrityaShiromani Award at this event.

Performed at the International Odissi Dance Festival, Bhuvaneshwar, Orissa, on 30 December 2013 (Performed Duet in Odissi dance along with Guru SarmileeSengupta)

Participated in Indo-Italian Dance Festival, Pushkar, Rajastha, 2012 (along with Italian Artist Maya Devi and her troupe and local Rajasthani folk dance and acrobat artists.

Pritika and her Troupe put up an Odissi Recital at the EPI Centre, Gurgaon on 23 January 2014.

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES:

Competed in Bahuinia Cup 2013 as part of the Hong Kong Dance Festival held at Hong Kong from 2-4 December 2013. (Performed solo Odissi Dance).

Presented Odissi dance at the 38th Dance Research Congress of CID-UNESCO, Sheraton Tokyo Bay Hotel, Tokyo, Japan (October 2014).

Received Gold Medal for showcase of Indian dance (Classical as well as Indian folk) at ConnectorDancefestival, 7-8 March 2015, Veszprem, Hungary.

Showcased Indian Dance [Odissi, Bollywood and Modern] at India-India Festival October 23-25 and October 29- November 1, 2015, held in conjunction with Incredible India’s exhibit/stall at International Tourism Fairs, Luzern and Lugano, Switzerland.

Won Gold Medal in Dance World Cup, Ontario, Canada, 2011

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