International Odissi Dance Festival’s third day witnessed some memorable performances.



Bhubaneswar: The 3rd day of International Odissi Dance Festival witnessed some memorable performances by young, established and legendary dancers in its three sessions.

Morning session guests were Guru Nimakanta Routray, eminent
Odissi Vocalist, Guru Kasturi Pattnaik Noted Odissi dancer, Guru Manoranjan
Pradhan, Odissi dance guru, Utkal University of Culture and Santosh Chatterjee, Deputy Director, Odia Language, Literature & Culture Department.

The morning session featured Group, Duet, Solo performances by Sai Smruti
Kala Kendra (Group), Shantipriya Swain (Solo), Ishita Roy (Solo), Simon
Swain & Anmesha Mishra (Duet), Rajashree Mohapatra (Solo), Neelasha
Das (Solo), Mousumi Sahoo & Prajna Priyadarshani Pani (Duet), Soumya
Safalya Priyadarshini (Solo), Rojalin Nayak (Solo) and Nrutyajyoti Dance
Academy (Group). The dancers had mesmerized the audiences by their
splendid performance.

The afternoon session was started with Solo dance by Sabina Sweta Sen,
Duet dance by Ratikanta Nanda & Deepak Ku Swain and Manoranjan Nayak
& Raseswari Nayak, Solo dance by Sekhar Suman Majhi and Group dance
by Srirdha Kalakunja.

The evening programme was started with Solo Odissi dance by eminent
dancer Madhusmita Mohanty followed by another Solo dance by Rajashri
Praharaj. Duet dance performed by Sarmistha Rani Panda & Nibedita
Maharana followed by Sourav Mohanty (Solo), Aishwariya Singhdev (Solo),
Subrata Roy & Rahul Roy (Duet), Chandrika B Mahapatra (Solo), Atrayee
Dutta (Solo) and the last presentation was Group dance by the students of
Tridhara Institute.

The Odissi lovers in large numbers were delighted by the superb performance of Odissi repertory.

The dignitaries who graced the occasion were Dr. Subas Pani, Former Chief
Secretary, Odisha, Prof. Prasan Kumar Swain, Vice Chancellor, Utkal University of Culture, Atasi Das, Joint Secretary, Odia Language, Literature and Culture, Gajendra Padhi, Principal, B. K. Art College, Sikata Das, Chief
Executive, GKCM Odissi Research Centre and Anuja Tarini Mishra, Administrative Officer, GKCM Odissi Reach Centre

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