Saswat joshi is an internationally  acclaimed  Odissi dancer and choreographer, born and brought up in Titilagarh, Boalangir dist. He has learned Odissi under the able  guidance of Padmashree Kumkum Mohanty and Padmashree Ileana Citaristi, he has 30 years of learning experince and his abhinaya in Astapadi has got many recognisastion  in world foroum.

The branding partner for  Odisha  Tourism /Culture for promoting  Odissi  and Folk dance culture  through  out world. He has got  Sangeet Ratna with gold medal in Odissi dance from Rabindra  Bharati  University , Kolkata.He has got national  scholarship  from Ministry  of Culture  Govt. Of India.   Saswat was seen in the film   ” the journey” by Hollywood  director  Sandrine  da Costa in the year 2012.

Mr joshi is a well known name in the film industry  as choreographer  and in the reality  show industry  as Dance Master Saswat. His performance in the film Koun  Kitney Pani Mein(rangabati)  had got wide acclamation in whole over  world.. And he became the Rangabati king of Bollywood.

His own festival  Aekalavya , tribute  to guru shishya  paramapara created  lot of awareness  in classical dance and created  a wonderful  platform  for youth.  He has already organised the Aekalavya dance festival in Malaysia, U.A.E, Dubai and Singapire.He is now associated  with Tamilnadu  tourism  for Incredible  India  project.  He has opened  many Odissi institutions  in India and abroad for promotion  of classical and folk dance in Italy, Hungary,  Japan,  France  and United Kingdom. He is the founder/director of Lasyakala  dance vision.

He has joined  as guest faculty  in Rajasthan  central University.  He has performed  already  in 32 countries and whole ever India.  He perfomed with his team last year in 49th OSA convention , Michigan.

He awarded as” Youth Icon” by Odia society  of United Kingdom and “The Artist” by Musee Guimet,  France,

His performance  in the ballet  Nirvana as Gautam  Buddha on the birth anniversary  and 2600 year celebration  of Gautama Buddha  got wide acclaimed in  all Asian countries.

. He is the choreographer of many bollywood film and trained many actors from the industry like, Radhika apte, Kunal kapoor etc,

.His bollywood debut and presence Rangabati from the film Koun Kitney Pani Mein was bluckbuster hit..

Now this year ,The  Month  of May he created history and brought loural for the state. He performed the famous sambalpuri dance infront of world famous Eiffel tower ,Paris.. The most popular viral Video of the world   And the whole odisha and India is proud of Him.

He also perfomed in many iconic towers of the world such as Petronos Towers, Malaysia, Merlion park,Singapore, Kuwait   towers Kuwait, Burj Khalifa Dubai, Colossioum in Italy, Red squre in Russia, and many more.

He is now the brand promoter of Odisha Tourism, and face of Soulful Odisha, Manyavar, Boyanika and Utkalika..

Saswat Joshi in Dance

Saswat Joshi has dedicated himself to the rhythms of dance which became vibration of his life. He has performed widely throughout India & abroad.

He has performed at major dance festivals and venues across the world including Japan, UK, Canada, Europe and India. He has participated in many workshops on Odissi dance in South Korea, Europe, Italy; Japan.His performance reflects the emotion of Odissi dance.

Saswat is known for   expression and technical perfection in Odissi dance.

Saswat Joshi performs in Mangalacharan, Batu, Pallavi, Abhinaya and Mokhya.

For Saswat, Odissi is more than a dance for; it is a means of expression and joy.

He has dedicated his life towards Odissi dance.Saswat is a devoted and passionate disciple of Odissi dance and is under the guidance of the renowned dancer and teacher, Padmashree Dr.Ileana Citaristi, India.

Brought up in Odisha in an atmosphere of dance and music, Saswat has been trained in odissi research center with diligence, discipline and dedication.

Saswat Joshi is Gold medalist in “VISHARAD”,Graduate degree from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh University.

Saswat holds   Master’s Degree in English Literature from Sambalpur University.

Sangeet Ratna -2005-2007.Post graduate degree from Bangiya Sangeet Parishad,Rabindra Varati University.During the year 2000 the dedication & passion for dance brought Saswat to the Odissi Research Center Bhubaneswar, where he has taken the in house course internees, also got the state scholarship from Govt.of Odisha. Saswat is the recipient of national scholarship from Govt. of India -Ministry of culture 2007-09.


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My Guru

At the child age Saswat learned his first dance steps from Guru Shantanu Behera.He learnt the basics of dance and postures of Odissi dance with great interest and dedication.  As a child artist he excelled in SAMBALPURI NURTYA (folk art form of western odisha )under Guru Shantanu Behera.The intrinsic talents of Saswat flourished under the great mastereo Padmashree Kumkum Mohanty & then he was closely associated with guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra’s Odissi style known as Kelu Charan GHARANA in the period of 2000-2004.He has received training from many senior disciple of Guruji like Mukti lata Pal,Leena Nanda,Kasturi Pattaink,Minati Pradhan,Shilalipi Parida,Sagarika Mohapatra,Nivedita Jena & Nihar nalini Das .

In 2005 he got an invitation to join “ART VISION” founded by Padmashree Dr.Ileana Citaristi.From that point he has realized that failure needs not be weakness; to fail to try is weakness. Despite your all-out effort in anything you fail succeed, no harm ;carry on; Don’t stop! That unblemished effort must carry you toward the goal .He became a disciple of Dr Ileana also performs with her as dance partner. With lots of devotion & sincerity he became one of the most talented exponents of Odissi dance of the present generation. He has the future prospect having determination & devotion to carry forward Odissi dance in its classical feature & traditional style .He is the senior member cum dancer in ART VISION, also working as a faculty & choreographer. He has worked in many productions of Dr.Ileana & with ART VISION team like Tantra (Duet) Ganga Yamuna (Duet),Dasha Mohavidya (Duet),Chita Ngada (Duet),Parta Sarathi (Duet),Mahanadi (Group),Karpasa (Group),Saraha (Group),Karna(Solo),Manga(Solo)And many more.

He is the director of the blue light dance studio in Bhubaneswar also founded three branches of odissi school in abroad such as Cardiff, United kingdom, Montpellier France, Budapest Hungary.


Performances in India :

  • Konark Dance Festival-Organized By Odisha Tourism & Culture
  • Khajuraho Fest –Organized By M.P Tourism
  • Nadabrahma Fest at Mumbai
  • Udayashankar Dance Fest at Kolkata
  • India Habitat Center ,Delhi
  • Kamani Theater,Delhi
  • Rasa Ranga Fest,Delhi
  • Hampi Fest, Hampi
  • Doverlane Dance Cone ,Kolkata
  • Times Of India Kolkata Fest,Kolkata
  • Kala Ghoda Fest, Mumbai
  • Lasya Fest Of Performing Art ,Mumbai
  • Kamakhaya Fest , Gauhati
  • Lucknow Odiha Day, Lucknow
  • Tanjavur Fest ,Tanjauur
  • Fest For Dance Kalakhetra Chennai, Chennai
  • Spic Macay Tour to North-East India
  • Spic Macay Tour to Hyderabad
  • Krushana Gana Sabha,Chennai
  • International Odissi Fest-Organized By IPAP,Washington DC
  • National Fest For ODC Dance
  • Mukteswar Dance Fest

International Performances :

 Performance tour to South Korea organized by SEOUL, institute of the arts –in the year 2006/07/08.

  • Tour to Europe (Italy) organized by Alain Da Neilv foundation. Performed all the measure theater of Rome, Zagarolo, Bergamo, Venice, Milan in the year 2007.
  • Tour to south Italy (Sicily,Pelermo in Teatro Massimecone one of the biggest theater in Europe)with international caste like Carala Fracci,Sauignjano,Rosella Bressia,Piccone directed by the very famous the legend Beppee Menegatti in 2008
  • Tour to Japan(Osaka Nagoya,Kyoto,Tokoshima,Matsumotto,in the year 2008 invited by the great Bharan Natyan dancer Akemi Sakurai)
  • Tour to Europe for Odissi dance workshop organized by Saraswati Association, Bergamo, Italy in 2009.
  • ICCR tour to Europe with Art vision (Italy & London) in 2010.
  • Solo Odissi dance performance in annual event of Osuk,London & Cardiff organized by the Odiya Society of United Kingdom,2010.
  • ICCR Tour to Thailand And Gulf Countries with his Production “Nirvan Based UN Goutama Buddha Life”.
  • Felicitated by World’s Biggest Music and Art Library Musee Guimet, Paris, France with his Solo Odissi Recital.
  • Saswat joshi is the first odiya who had got a chance to walk in the red carpet of Cannes film festival France for his film based on odissi dance by Sandrine da costa.