Indika: Odissi Ensemble & Vaishali Trivedi

25 Jul 2017 | 7:30pm until 9:30pm

The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

I 2017

In a special two-part concert, Odissi Ensemble and Vaishali Trivedi take to the stage to showcase some of the most beautiful classical Indian dance styles.

Part One – Odissi Ensemble, Gods & Mortals

Kadam Pulse presents the Odissi Ensemble in Gods and Mortals, an evening of powerful and moving dance to soulful music. For the first time, UK based musicians join the dancers to bring you classical dance with the freshness and spontaneity that only live music can provide. Elena Catalano, Katie Ryan, Maryam Shakiba and Kali Chandrasegaram make up the quartet of dancers with accompanying musicians Ranjana Ghatak (vocals), Parvati Rajamani (spoken rhythms), Gurdain Rayatt (percussion) and May Robertson (violin).

Renowned for its sculpturesque form and sensuous grace, odissi entrances with its crystalline geometry and powerful narrative. The stories of the g​ods are metaphors for humans with their everyday struggles and occasional triumphs. The specially arranged choreography of the Ensemble’s presentation keeps the classical form updated for the twenty-first century.

Part Two – Vaishali Trivedi

Vaishali Trivedi has emerged as a Kathak dancer with a distinct style. She is a pioneer in contemporary Kathak and breathes new life into the art form, whilst remaining grounded in tradition.

Vaishali will be performing two pieces. The first is inspired by the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and his life. The piece attempts to portrait human forms to convey beauty and grace, without its mythological context. The second is based upon the Sufi culture, which is a “science of the heart”. It is an attempt at seeing and also seeing oneself.


Odissi Ensemble (Odissi Dance)

Vaishali Trivedi (Kathak Dance)

Please note, smoke and haze may be used during this performance.

Box office information


The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HP


0151 291 3949


6 Responses to Indika: Odissi Ensemble & Vaishali Trivedi

Mafalda Mas

June 13, 2017 at 9:54 pm

I would like to know when are the Kathak worshop happening and how much is it. I’m interested to attend Rajendra Gangani and Vaishali Trivedi Workshop.

I’m a Kathak dancer from Spain, if you can also give some information about accommodation.

Thank you so much

Mafalda Mas

June 13, 2017 at 9:55 pm

I would like to attend the Kathak worshop. Can you send me information about it. Dates and price

Thank you so much


July 20, 2017 at 7:47 pm

Hi, is it possible to buy tickets on the door? Thank you

    Stephanie Martin

    July 23, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Whatever tickets are not sold online will be available at the door – we therefore can’t confirm how many that will be until online sales end. I hope that helps.

sonam patel

July 25, 2017 at 6:37 am

Is this years events avwilable to stream like last year. I am unablento attend personally as i am out for work but i would still like to catch the shows. Please advise

    Stephanie Martin

    July 30, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Sorry Sonam, we were not streaming this years Indika festival. Live streaming will return for some of our Autumn Music for the Mind and Soul concerts however. Hope this didn’t cause too much disappointment!

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