Bhubaneswar (OdishaLIVE Bureau): Odissi dance lovers in the Temple city were in for a pleasant evening as the young disciples of Odissi dance at Srjan (Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Nrutyabasa) showcased their talent ‘Upasaranam’ at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar.

The objective of the festival is to discover new talents in Odissi dance and create an opportunity for them to perform on a major platform.”Upasaranam means moving on the path to excellence. It is a commitment to pass on the gifts of traditional art and artistic endevours that we, at Srjan continue to hold in trust.” said Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra, Director Srjan.

Young artistes of Srjan presented their first presentation in Mangalacharan  Ganjesha Bandana  set to taal Aadi Tala and raag Mishra Shudha Bibhas. The dance was choreographed by Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra and music was composed by Pandit Hariprasad Chourasia followed by Pallavi set to Rag-Vasant and Tala-Eka Tali. The dance was choreographed by Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and music was given by Pandit Bhubaneswar Mishra.

Next presentation was Mahadev set to Rag-Raag Malika and Tala – Tala Malika choreographed by Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra with music composed by Debasish Sarkar. Then came Swagatam Krishna set in Raga-Mohana and Tala-Khemata. The music was composed by Oothukkadu Venkat Subbaier and dance was choreographed by Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra.

The concluding presentation was Nrutya Aabhinya Vande Mataram set to Raga- Desh and Tala- Eka Tali. The original music was composed by Shri Jadunath Bhattacharya and dance choreographed by Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. The programme was enjoyed by full-house audience till the end.

The dignitaries who graced the occasion were Dr. Pratibha Ray, Shri Ashok Kumar Tripathy, Guru Lakshmikant Palit, Guru Satchidananda Das and Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra, Director Srjan.


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