kira kira life Traditional Odissi Performance by Vishnu Tattva Das

Traditional Odissi Performance with
preeminent dancer and scholar Vishnu Tattva Das

Sunday, October 18th, 2015 from 4 to 6 pm in Haiku, Maui
(directions to the venue will be sent via email upon a ticket purchase)

$35 including light refreshments by Star Anise Catering

Limited to 50 seats.
No ticket sales at door.
Tickets are non-refundable.

Questions? Contact Akari at or call at 808-280-5729.

Ticket sales ended

About Vishnu Tattva Das (

Sri Vishnu Tattva Das is a dedicated artist who has devoted himself to perfecting the art of Odissi. Vishnu began his training in dance with Smt. Jhelum Paranjape, director of Smitalay Dance Company in Mumbai, India. He then traveled to Orissa for intensive studies with Padmavibhusan Kelucharan Mohapatra at the Odissi Research Center in Bhubaneshwar.

Vishnu is recognized as one of India's prominent male Odissi dancers and choreographers, and has received acclaim for his performances throughout India, Italy, Canada, and the U.S. He has presented hundreds of solo performances, lecture-demonstrations, and master classes. He has also collaborated, choreographed and performed with many dance artists in India and the U.S.

Vishnu brings to his chosen art form a vision of beauty, refinement, grace and spirituality, imbued with a divine inspiration, which permeates each step of his dance.

He is the founder-director of Odissi Vilas: Sacred Dance of India, formally known as Sri~Krishnasraya, and is a founding member of Kala Sri Sangha, a group of professional Odissi dancers in the San Francisco Bay Area whose interest is to collectively promote Odissi dance.

Vishnu has performed throughout India, including the following venues:
Tata Theater, NCPA: National Center for the Performing Arts, Nehru Center, Homi Bhabha Auditorium and on Doordarshan National TelevisionHe has performed throughout Italy , and the U.S. and Canada with Festival of India.

Performances in the San Francisco Bay Area include:
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
U.C. Berkeley
Stanford State University
Solo Guest Artist with Ballet Afsaneh:
Festival of the Silk Road : Dance, Music, Poetry of the Silk Road, Mexican Heritage Plaza
Caravan of Dreams, Marin Center Showcase Theater
Institute of Noetic Sciences
Pt. Reyes Dance Palace
Open Secret Cultural Center
Osher Jewish Community Center
Theater of Yugen, Noh Space
Cultural Integration Fellowship
ITA (International Transpersonal Conference), Palm Springs, for the Centennial Celebration of Joseph Campbell's birthday.
About Odissi

Odissi, one of the classical Indian dance forms, originated in Orissa, northeastern India. Odissi was born in the temple of Lord Jagannath, “Lord of the Universe,” and was danced by Maharis, the temple dancers. When the temple system came under threat, the dance form was transplanted to the villages and performed by young boys called Gotipua. In late 40s, gurus revived Odissi, and over time, it has found new life on the stages of India and around the world. Odissi blends tandava (masculine energies) and lasya (feminine energies) through fluid hand, eye and torso movements, and exciting rhythmic footwork.