Saswat Joshi

Blazing a trail to popularize and preserve Odissi, dance phenom Saswat Joshi has mesmerized global audiences with scintillating performances from Asia to Europe, even gracing iconic stages like the Eiffel Tower. Trained from childhood under Odissi masters, this prodigy rapidly garnered laurels for his virtuosic interpretations of rhythm and expression.

Yet as founder of Lasyakala Institute, Saswat’s mission uplifts others too – by nurturing the next generation of disadvantaged dance proteges and resuscitating fading folk forms during the pandemic. Honoured with the National Culture Scholarship and beyond, this consummate artist integrates innovation and inclusion to ensure the endurance of India’s ancient dance heritage.

Through stage mastery and social conscience alike, Saswat Joshi takes Odissi to soaring new heights.