Raka Bandyo - Bhakti Fest Midwest
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Raka Bandyo


Raka Bandyo began studying the classical Indian art form of Odissi Dance in 1984 with Guru Sangetta Mohapatra Kar, a longtime student of the most renowned Odissi master Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. She has performed for years as a solo artist and with groups at cultural event and celebrations. In 2003 she began teaching Odissi dance and continues to do so now in Madison, WI. In her classes she helps students explore the mind body connection, balance, the ancient hand postures known as mudras, rhythmic steps, expressions, and the mystical descriptions of gods, goddesses, humanity, and nature.