Masako Ono

Japanese dancer Masako Ono takes Indian dances to the world

Japanese dancer Masako Ono came to India in 1996 to learn Odissi. She decided to learn Odissi as soon as she saw legendary dancer Kelucharan Mohapatra on video in Tokyo. After 14 years, Ono has earned fame not only for her dance but also for her innovative choreography, her lecture and demonstrations on Odissi – one of India’s oldest surviving classical dance forms.