Brainfeed in Association with STS India in conversation with Young 9 YO Odissi Dancer Soumya Priyadarsini
Arnay Agarwal: Soumya, please tell us about yourself.
Soumya : I am 9 years old Odissi dancer. I study in 4th Grade Kendriya Vidyalaya. We Stay in Berhampur, Odisha. My hobbies are dance and drawing.
AA : Tell us about your dance journey. What motivated you to peruse dance. Apart from you, Is any one in your home is Odissi dancer too?
Soumya : My dance journey started in early childhood when I was only 5 years old. I was learning dance by watching television. My mom motivated me to learn more. But no one our in my family is ODISSI dance apart from me.
- AA. What was your first achievement in dance? And what age did you receive first major award. And how you felt about it.
Soumya : I won my First dance competition a Dist level dance competition at the age of 6 years organised by Kranti Berhampur. Odisha. I was very much happy on received of first dance award.
AA : Would you like to tell us about your teacher/ Guru who helped you in learning the ODISSI dance.
Soumya : I am learning ODISSI dance under the guidance of Satya Maharana sir from 2019. My Guru name are Manjula Mam,Priyansha Mam and Archita mam. I am learning modern dance.
AA : There are so many forms available for dance.Apart from ODISSI which form is your favourite form.
Soumya – Other than ODISSI. I like to perform Modern, Semi classical and folk dance.
AA: Let ‘s talk about your awards, I know you have received tons of awards. Can you tell me how many awards you received and what are those?
Soumya : I have won more than 40 awards for participating in National and State level online dance competition and different dance festivals. Some of them are Talent of Odisha, Nachle Bihar, Nrutya Maharathi and Nrutya Niranjana 2021 by Kashi Kathak Kendra Mumbai,ITT got talent awards,Lords award,PRK cultural Academy Telengana,NCN kalakshetra Telengana,Jyoti, Educational society New delhi,Kanak Kala Kendra Dehradun National Dance Sports competition Mumbai Ground work Kolkata Utkal yuva sanskrutika sangha Cuttack Odisha and many more.
AA : Who is your inspiration?
Soumya – My parents and teachers are my inspiration to perform well. My role model is famous ODISSI DANCER Sujata Mahapatra ma’am.
AA : What are your dreams and your future.
Soumya: My dream is to become a famous ODISSI dancer and popularization of Odissi dance.