Curriculum vitae

Name: Ileana Citaristi
Address: 1965 Bindusagar (west)
751002 Bhubaneswar
India
Tel (Fax): 91-674-2433779
Mobile: 91-9437003779
Email: ileana5@hotmail.com
Website:
www.kalinga.net/ileana, www.artvisionindia.com

 
Educational Qualification: Doctorate in philosophy with a thesis on 'Psychoanalysis and Eastern Mythology'
 
Artistic Qualification: Dancer and choreographer (Odissi, Chhau)

Founder secretary Art Vision Dance Academi,
Bhubaneswar

'A' grade artist Doordarshan
 
Formal training: Five year experience as actress in traditional
and experimental theatre in Italy

Odissi dance training under Padmabibhushan
Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra since 1979

Six years training in Mayurbhanji Chhau
under Guru Sri Hari Nayak; title of 'acharya'
from Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyaly, Bhubaneswar
 
Innovative choreographies: - Echo and Narcissus ,(solo), Bombay, 1985
- The wreck, (solo), New Delhi,1988
- Icarus, (group), New Delhi, 1991
- Maya Darpana, (group), Bombay 1993
- Pancha Bhuta, (group), Baripada, 1996
- The Journey, (solo) New Delhi,1998
- Images of Change, (duet), Bombay, 2000
- Surya Devata, (group), Konarak,2001
- Jarjara, (group), Bhubaneswar, 2003
- Still I rise, (solo), Bhubaneswar, 2005
- Tantra (duet), Bhubaneswar, 2006
- Exploration (duet), Bhubaneswar, 2006
- Karpasa (group), Hyderabad, 2006
- Ekadasa Rudra , Doordarshan (2006)
- Saraha (group), New Delhi 2006
- Bolero (group), Bhubaneswar, 2007
- Rhydhum, (duet), Bhubaneswar, 2007
- I have a dream, (group) Palermo, 2008
- Sparsh, Bhubneswar, (duet)2008
- Mahanadi…and the river flows, (group) Bhubaneswar, 2008
-Partha Sarathi (duet), Bhubaneswar 2009
-Karuna (group) Bhubaneswar 2010
-Maana Bhanjan (group) Bhubaneswar 2011
-Kaala-Timebound (group) Bhubaneswar 2012
-Siddhartha (group) Bhubaneswar 2014
 
Odissi compositions: - Mangala Charan: Kapalika Shiva (1991), Surya Stuti (1995), Shivastakam (2000)

- Pallavi: Bhakula Bharanam (1992), Bimpallasi (1995), Kolavati (2001), Belaboli (2008), Sabda Swara (2015)

- Abhinaya :: Ganga Yamuna (1993), Kubuja (1995), Madhura Bachana (1998), Dasa Mahavidya (1999), Kahi Galle Murali Phunka (2003), Chitrangada (2004), Karna (2007), Sharanam (2008),Lajare Sarigali Aaja(2008), Darshana Muje Dijie Ho(2009),Jhagadi (2010), Megha Manjari (2012),Sajani Galli Mu Lajjore (2013), Gandhari Ashirwada (2014)
 
Collaboration with films: - Research work for A Tribute to Odissi, directed by Goutam Gose, 1985
- Research work for Martial Art of Orissa, sponsored by UGC, 1992
- Research work for Celebration of Spring, sponsored by UGC, 1992
- Dance Direction for Yugant, directed by Aparna Sen, 1994
- Dance Direction for Meenaxi, A Tale of Three Cities, dir. by M.FHussain, 2003
- Dance Direction for Abar Aranye, dir. by Goutam Gose 2003
 
Awards received: - Leonide Massine for the Art of Dance, Italy, 1992
- Rasehswar, Bombay, 1994
- Cine Critic Association Award, Calcutta, 1995
- National Award for Best Choreography for film Yugant, New Delhi, 1996
- Prananath Patnaik Award, Bhubaneswar, 2005
- Padmashree award, New Delhi, 2006
- Sanskiti Siromani, Mumbai, 2006
- Desharatna by Bharati Foundation Trust, Bhubaneswar (2007)
- Lalithakala award by Sri Lalithakala Academy Foundation, Mysore, 2007
- Pandit Jasraj Award for Cross Cultural Understanding, from Rotary Club, Hyderabad, 2009
- Order of Star of Italian Solidatiety (OSSI), from President of Italy, New Delhi 2008
-Odisha Women Leadership award from Odisha Yuve Sanskrutik Sansad, Bhubaneswar, 2012
-Showcase Odisha from Prelude, Bhubaneswar, 2014
-Nalco Karavela Award from Nalco, Bhubaneswar, 2016
 
Festivals organised: - Festival of Arts for the Environment, Bhubaneswar, 1995
- Festivals of films for Performing and Visual Arts, Bhubaneswar, from 1996 to2001
- Dance with the Camera, special package of films on dance in MIFF 2002,2004,2006
- Kalinga Mahotsava, a national festival of Martial Dances, Dheuli, yearly since 2003
- Sangam, a Confluence of Dance, Bhubaneswar, 2005, 2006, 2007,2008, 2009,2010,2011,2012
-Remembering Guruji, yearly since 2008
 
Publications: - The Making of a Guru, Kelucharan Mohapatra, his Life and Times,Manohar Publisher, New Delhi 2001

-"Traditional martial practices in Odisha", Subhi Publication, New Delhi, 2012
-"My Journey A Tale of Two Births" 
Manohar Publisher, New Delhi 2015
 

Fellowships and Grants: - Scholarship for dance from External Affairs Ministry, Italy from 1981 to 1983
- Scholarship for dance from ICCR, Cultural Exchange Program, from 1983 to 1985
- Fellowship from IGNCA for study of Martial Art of Orissa, 1991
- Senior Fellowship from Ministry of Culture, Gov. of India,1996
- Production grant from Ministry of Culture, Gov. of India, yearly since 1997
- Salary grant from Ministry of Culture, Gov. of India, yearly from 1997
- Ford Foundation Grant, 2007-2009
 
Articles published: - 'Guru Kelucharan Mobapatra', in 'Kala Vikash Kendra Journal', 1983, Cuttack
- 'Odissi: a flower without the fragrance?' in 'Sunday Observer', October '83, New Delhi
- 'Is tradition a burden?' in 'Indian and world arts and crafts', 1984, New Delhi
- 'Krishna or Godot' in 'N.C.P.A. journal', June 1984, Bombay
- 'The devadasi tradition' in 'The Heritage', Dec.'85, Madras
- 'Devadasis of the Jagannath Temple' in 'Sruti', June\July '87, Madras
- 'T'ne stage a Temple' in 'Know India', Sept.'88, New Delhi
- 'The paika dance of Orissa.', in 'The Heritage', Nov. 198 8, Madras
- 'La danza degli dei', in 'La danza', 1988, Italy
- 'La simbologia del gesto' in 'La danza', 1989, Italy
- 'In celebration of Spring', in 'Know India', March '90, New Delhi
- 'The music of Chhau dance', in 'Chaittra parva souvenir', April 199 1, Baripada
- 'The five elements in Danda nata', in 'Perception of bhutas in oral tradition', Feb.'92, New Delhi
- ' Training in Indian dance' in 'Performing, Arts', July 1992, Jakarta
- 'Hereditary foot-soldiers from Orissa', in 'The India Magazine', June 1992, New Delhi
-'Chhau dance and its wider adaptability' in 'Chaittra parva souvenir', April '93, Baripada
- 'A devadasi in the Temple of Shiva' in 'Orissa review', May '94
- 'Ashes and thorns' in 'Saturday Times', April '94, New Delhi
-'Dussara at Manikagoda' in 'The Statesman', Oct.'94, Calcutta
- ' A trip to the adivasi land', in 'Orissa review', April '95, Bhubaneswar
- 'An artists village: Raguraipur', in 'Know India', May '95, New Delhi
- 'Tribal dance' in 'All India magazine', Sept.'95, New Delhi
- 'Male dancers in Odissi', in 'Snuti’, Dec.'95, Madras
- 'Destination: India', in The Open Page, 2002, Denmark
- 'Jayadeva's love poem; endless source of inspiration for Kelubabu', in Sruti, June 2004, Madras
- ' World Folklore: Orissa', in Encyclopedia of World Folklore, 2005, U.S.A.