Bhubaneswar, 07th February 2017 (OdishaLIVE Bureau) – The 13th Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav jointly organized by Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha, Orissa Dance Akademy and Art Vision.  The 2nd evening of the festival showcasing a beautiful blend of classical dance and music with martial dances which regaled a large audience gathered at the foothill of Dhauli.

The programme started with Tala Vadya Vichitra by Guru Dhaneswar Swain and Group. He is an internationally acclaimed Mardala player known for his effortless execution of melodious strokes. Today’s the group performances in music was brilliant in rhythmic compositions and melodious.

The next presentation was Bharatnatyam by Vaibhav Arekar & Group from Mumbai. Their all items were dedicated to Lord Shiva. Their first presentation was Shiva Bandana followed by Ardhanariswar, Hari-hara, Shakti, Bhakti and Nataraj. The dancers are narrated the different facets of Shiva in Bharatnatyam style and exhibiting classical skill and talent much to the joy and ecstasy of the audience.

The last programme of the evening was martial dance of Malkangiri, Odisha “Budhayan“. It was the traditional arts of Kung-fu Guide to Soul. Today’s the dancers fighting techniques, physical exercises and methods of mental discipline are fantastic.

The dignitaries who graced the occasion were Dr.Lalit Mansingh; Shri Satyananda Mishra, Former Presidents of Orissa Dance Academy; Dr. Priyambada Mohanty Hejmadi, Eminent Odissi Dancer; Dr. Subas Pani, Former Chief Secretary, Odisha; Shri R. Balakrishnan, Development Commissioner, Odisha; Nitin Bhanudas Jawale, Director, Tourism; Guru Aruna Mohanty, Secretary, Orissa Dance Academy and Guru Illiana Citaristi, Secretary, Art Vision. The programme was compared by Er. Srinibas Ghatuari and Anuja Tarini Mishra.

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