Rabindra Mandap vibrated with rhythm & thrill on the concluding day of International Odissi Dance Festival 2023


Bhubaneswar  – It was tremendous response on the concluding day of the International Odissi Dance Festival organized by Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre under the aegis of Department of Odia Language, Literature and Culture. Eminent dancers from across the Globe presenting their Odissi dance in Solo, Duet and Group format in this 5-day long Odissi Kumbh Mela.

The morning session started with the lighting of the lamp by Guru Muktilata Pal, Guru Pitamber Biswal and Guru Jyoti Rout. The dance programme featured Adi Guru Odissi Gurkul Charitable Trust (Group) from Bhubaneswar, Satarupa Saha (Solo) from Kolkata, Maharaja Bhoi (Solo) from Bhubaneswar, Amrita & Sujata Seth (Duet) from Bhubaneswar, Lipsa Dalai (Solo) from Bhubaneswar, Krisha Rath (Solo) from USA, Archana Sahoo & Mamata Bhoi (Duet) from Puri, Mrittika Mukhopadhyay (Solo) from Kolkata, Sefali Pattnaik (Solo) from Bhubaneswar and Puri Dance Academy (Group) from Puri who presented some brilliant performances much to the appreciation of Odissi lovers.

The afternoon session started with the lighting of the lamp by Guru Durga Charan Ranbir, Guru Niranjan Rout and Guru Ramesh Chandra Das. The dance programme showcased Nrutyasudha Dance Academy Trust (Group) from Bhubaneswar, Rohini Yadav & Pragya Sen (Duet) from Kolkata, Satya Prakash Sahoo (Solo) from Bhadrak, Anushka Nayak & Saloni Das (Duet) from Bhubaneswar, Sasmita Das (Solo) from Bhubaneswar and Shatabdi Nrityayan (Group) from Kolkata.

The evening programme started with the performance of renowned Odissi Dancer Sharmila Biswas from Kolkata. She presented BIlasini followed by Barabadhu presented by Sarita Mishra from Bengaluru. Next item was duet performance by Buddhiram Bal & Biswajit Mohapatra from Bhubaneswar. They performed Samhita followed by solo dance by Diptiranjan Baral from Bhubaneswar. Next solo dance was performed by Ankita Rath from Bhubaneswar. She presented Shyama Pherija followed by another duet performance by Diksha Rath & Divya Rath from USA. The next items were Anushree Padmanabha (Solo) from Bengaluru, Yuko Ishizuka & Mai Watanabe (Duet) from Japan and the last presentation was group odissi dance by the students of Shinjan Nrityalaya presented Vandematram and Tara Pallavi. The odissi dance lovers of the city thronged in a large number to this International Odissi Dance Festival.

The concluding evening of the festival was started with the auspicious lighting of the lamp by Aswini Kumar Patra, Honble Minister, Odia Language, Literature, Culture, Tourism and Excise, Sulochana Das, Honble Mayor, Bhubaneswar, Lenin Mohanty, Chairman, OTDC Ltd., Kumkum Mohanty, Odissi Exponent, Sikata Das, Chief Executive, GKCM Odissi Research Centre and Anuja Tarini Mishra, Administrative Officer, GKCM Odissi Reach Centre. The programme was anchored by Dr. Mrutyunjaya Rath.

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