Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Mouli Pal Indian Classical Dance

Odissi is a graceful and lyrical dance form that engages the audience by creating moods and emotions based on Indian music, literature, poetry and paintings, creating the effect of sculptures coming to life. Originating in the temples of Orissa in eastern India, the dance was performed by "Devadasis"  who were highly educated and skilled dancers and musicians. My presentations bring to life this ancient heritage through pure dance and Abhinaya- storytelling choreographies that are enriching, educational and intriguing.

I have been presenting at Museums, Libraries, Schools, Universities and Cultural Centers for over a decade. I strive to retain authenticity in the art form and yet also evolve to address contemporary social and environmental issues.

I Have Worked With

  • August 2016

    Concert on "India US Cultural Connections". Invited to perform and present about my efforts in promoting Indian Classical dance in USA

  • August 2016

    "Journey to India" a concert transporting the audience to India thorugh dance that brings to life music, painting, sculptures and more.

    Supported by a grant from Mass Cultural Council.

  • April 2016

    Concert featuring my first original work titled "Sheva my precious Treasure" performed by over 40 dancers.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Mouli
Job Title/Position: 
Dancer
Mailing Address: 
1 Harvard Avenue
Wilmington, MA 01887
Physical Address: 
1 Harvard Avenue
Wilmington, MA 01887
Last Name: 
Pal
Phone: 
9783047377

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Traditional
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
2002
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Hindi
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
International Dance Council- CID
Awards: 
India New England Woman of the Year
Orissa Association of New England
Lokvani Award
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Sound arrangement and Microphone. Projector optional
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
5

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
Trained under leading Maestro Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra in Orissa, India
Fee Range Minimum: 
$35
Fee Range Maximum: 
$50