The ROMA ODISSI FESTIVAL is a unique platform that will bring together performing artists from across India and Europe to present tailored dance drama on world peace. The dance dramas are choreographed and conceptualised against contemporary issues ranging from the refugee crisis to armed conflict.
Rome, the centre of art, heritage and culture, presents a perfect stage to capitalise on the power of performing arts to bring forces together to support the ongoing humanitarian response for the highly vulnerable communities, including the refugees.
India and Italy have shown remarkable resilience imprinted in their culture and art traditions. The festival bringing forth maestros as well as young practitioners in one of the oldest Indian classical dance forms will emphasise on synergies and overlaps.
Among the performers will be Ms Ileana Citaristi, one of the leading Odissi performers and dancers, will present her critically acclaimed piece on global peace on this occasion.
Sooraj Subhramanium, a known name in the performing arts domain in Europe will be presenting his choreographies.
Complementing that the event will also showcase unique choreographies set to the dance form of Odissi. Human Story, choreography on the Rohingya refugee crisis, will be presented. The funds raised will support organizing the festival (theatre) and covering the expenses of the artists. The remainder along with all the proceeding from the tickets will be contributed to the organizations (MercyCorps and ICRC) working on the Ukraine crisis.