PERFORMANCES IN INDIA

Over the last decade Nandini has performed widely in India and abroad. In 1992, Nandini's performance at the First South Asian Festival of SAARC Countries held in Kolkata, was widely appreciated. She has also performed at the Dance Festival of the Dover Lane Music Conference (1994), Uttarpara Music Conference, the Udayshankar Festival and in several important festivals of Kolkata. In other parts of the country, some of her significant performances were at the Nrityotsav '94, Allahabad, organized by the NCZCC; the Dussehra Festival, Mysore; the Nrutya Parva, Bhubaneswar, organised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi; the Salangai Natham, Thanjavur, organised by South Zone Cultural Centre; the Pradakshina, New Delhi, in celebration of Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra's 75th. birth anniversary; 18th Konark Dance and Music Festival (2003); Bharat Utsav in Manipur organized by the EZCC (2004); Dhanbad Kala Mahotsav (2005 & 2006); International Odissi Festival in Bhubaneswar organized by IPAP (2006) ; programmes organized by the National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai and India International Centre, New Delhi (2007); National Festival of Odissi Dance and Music, Bhubaneswar, organized by Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre, [2010]; Kinkini Festival, Bangalore, [2011]; Khajuraho Festival (2012).
   
     
     
PERFORMANCES ABROAD

Nandini’s first performance outside the country, was in the Festival of India in Germany, 1992, as a significant member of Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra's Odissi troupe. In 1996, Nandini's solo performance at the 16th. North American Bengali Conference, Houston, USA, was greatly appreciated. Some of her other significant solo performances were at the Shahid Divas Celebrations, Bangladesh, 2002; Durga Puja Festival at Chicago, 2003; dance performance organized by Mayo International Relations Association, Rochester, U.S.A., 2003; International Dance Day, Granollers, Spain, 2004 ; a series of performances at the Forum Barcelona 2004, Spain and at the Kali Puja celebrations, Boston, USA, 2007. She has also performed with her own troupe –the Saveri Odissi Dance Troupe at the Bangamela Chicago, U.S.A., 2005, Ananda Utsav, Toronto, Canada, 2005 and in the ICCR sponsored tour of Indonesia, Philippines & Australia, 2015.
   
PERFORMANCES IN DANCE-DRAMAS
(Directed by Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra)


As a senior disciple of Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra Nandini has played major roles in several dance-dramas choreographed by him. Among others she has played the roles of Sita in Mothhamoni Pradan (Kelucharan Utsav, Bhubaneswar); Radha in Utkal Mayura Moni (Beach Festival, Puri); Sita in Dashanan (Ganga Mahotsav, Varanasi; Krishna Gana Sabha, Madras; Dover Lane Music Conference, Kolkata,); Radha in Kishoror Chandranan Champu (Doordarshan); Subhadrangi in Chandashok (Kelucharan Utsav, Bhubaneswar).
 

STAGE PRODUCTIONS

With her troupe- the Saveri Odissi Dance Troupe, Nandini has produced and choreographed the dance dramas Tapaswini based on the Sanskrit poet Kalidasa’s Kumar Sambhavam and Aranyatanaya based on Kalidasa’s
Abhigyana Shakuntalam. She has produced and choreographed Rabindranath Tagore’s Bhanusingher Padabali as an Odissi dance drama.



TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Nandini has been teaching regularly and conducting dance workshops in her own school in Kolkata – Saveri Odissi Dance School and also in Nehru Children's Museum. She has also conducted classes, dance workshops and lecture demonstrations in Spain and U.S.A. including in the Theatre Institute, Barcelona, Spain, the Triveni School of Dance, Boston, U.S.A. and St. Olaf College, Minnesota, USA. She has taught Odissi dance in a 36 episodes lecture program produced by EMRC in accordance with the UGC syllabus.


PERFORMANCES ON TELEVISION

As an A-grade artiste for Indian Television (Doordarshan), Nandini has given several recitals for Doordarshan National as well as Doordarshan Kolkata. She has choreographed and performed along with her troupe in a number of special programmes of Doordarshan including in the celebration of the Birth Centenary of Kazi Nazrul Islam; in the celebration of the Monsoon Season, 2006 and Geetobitan, 2007.
Nandini has performed as a dancer in the documentary film, 'The Origin and Tradition of Odissi' directed by Shri M. M. Patnaik in which Smt. Sanjukta Panigrahi was the choreographer.
She has performed in major roles in several dance dramas made for Doordarshan, directed by Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra, namely Kishoror Chandranan Champu, Kaivarta Prasanga and Sitaharan.

Click on the links below to watch Nandini Ghosal's Odissi dance performance :
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WSlHJTeyZ4A&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=SX395ph-ZUc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jGb-hy7BiY