Jyoti Shrivastava


Odissi dance exponent

Jyoti Shrivastava

Jyoti has cultivated a life long devotion to Classical Indian Dance since her first performance at the very early age of four. She has studied under some of the most revered Gurus : Valmiki Banerjee, Durga Charan Ranbir and Srinath Raut. She also studied Mohiniattam, Manipuri and various folk dance forms. She earned an M. Phil in classical music which gave her a more indepth understanding of dance. She is also an avid Yoga practitioner. However, of all these pursuits, her heart is captivated by the Odissi dance form. Jyoti has received various Scholarship fellowships titles and awards for her expertise in this field. "SRINAGAR MANI" was conferred on her by Sur Singar Samsad of Bombay. She has worked for two years with Guru Ramli Ibrahim in Malaysia. During this period, she assisted in the productions of his Sutra Dance Theatre. She has also done indepth research and training on the style and compositions of Guru Deb Prasad Das in her capacity as the Director of the Nehru Institute of Odissi Research and Training in Delhi. She has organized international seminars, symposia and training programmes for aspiring young dancers.


Jyoti Shrivastava

Jyoti has given performances extensively throughout India and abroad, including in Festivals. The talented artiste's performances include :-

  • DEB PRASAD DAS FESTIVAL in Bhubaneshwar – 1987
  • HARI DAS SAMMELAN in Bombay – 1990
  • KLALKA KALKAR in Bombay – 1989
  • " ADORATION " in Malaysia – 1992
  • ODISSI ALIVE in Malaysia – 1993
  • Guru Pranam Utsav in Delhi – 1994
  • Kartik Fine Arts Festival in Madras – 1995
  • Krishnna Gana Saba in Madras – 1996
  • KIN KINI festival in Bangalore – 1997
  • ICCR's Horizon Series in Delhi & Lucknow – 1998
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi's Odissi festival in Bhubaneshwar- 1998
  • She has also performed in Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Muradabad in India and abroad in Sri Lanka (recently sponsored by the ICCR), Mauritius, U.S.A. & Canada.


Jyoti Shrivastava

Jyoti has dedicated her dance skills to the cause of young dancers whom she trains to keep alive the testimony of dance over the years. She strongly feels that this art has to be passed on to aspiring youngsters, so that it is enriched with experience and lives eternally. This can be in a dance school where students take up dance as a full time vocation and reside there while they train and perform. She herself would love to continue performing irrespective of time and age because she believes that she can "dance to the grave".


Jyoti’s dance is evocative of the vibrant energy which characterised Deba Prasad’s vision of this style : Leela Venkataraman, The Hindu

Jyoti Shrivastava impressed with her fine inconographic postures : N.K. Mudgal, Evening News

All the items she undertook had a clarity of lines and an array of emotive range. Her Ashtanayika was clearly etched and well enunciated : Ashish Khokar, The Times of India

Jyoti’s control over rhythm is unfaltering and her sense of movement uncluttered : Shanta Serbjeet Singh, Hindustan Times

Outstanding Odissi performance by Jyoti. She captivated one with her graceful sweeps, fluidity in movements and hastas : N. Hariharan, Times of India, Bombay

Jyoti Shrivastava in Odissi shows remarkable maturity : Ashish Khokar, First City Magazine

Watching her one is inadvertently transported to the realm of her world where Krishna, Radha and the Gopis truly live : Ramli Ibrahim, Hallowed Diversions

The most hardened critical arteries would have thawed with the charmingly persuasive abhinaya of Jyoti’s Ashtanayika : Leela Venkataraman, The Hindu

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