This fall, Bjayini Satpathy has returned to New York to present what she has been developing in her home studio just outside of Bangalore in India. Satpathy, a consummate artist of the Odissi form of classical Indian dance, is renowned for her 25 years as a leading dancer and director of training for the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble. But now she is forging a new chapter. In 2018 at age 46, Satpathy left Nrityagram impelled by the desire to explore her potential─both as a soloist and as a choreographer. She began the laborious and often lonely effort of planting her own garden of creation.