On the foot hill of Dhauli peace pagoda, Bhubaneswar (India)
Tala VadyaVichitra: Guru Dhaneswar Swain and Group, Bhubaneswar
Guru Dhaneswar Swain is an internationally acclaimed Mardala player known for his effortless execution of melodious strokes. The Odissi mardal as an individual instrument with a supporting grammar has created an immensely significant place in the musical history of India. Due to the pioneering efforts of Guru Swain Odissi mardala has established with an individual, distinct status. Adorned with innumerable awards, Swain has many research articles to his credit modifying certain aspects of typical Odissi musical phrases and patterns prevalent in the villages. Widely travelled across the world with his brilliant rhythm compositions and accompaniment, he has infused deeper expressiveness for the recitals of the best of Odissi dancers and singers.
For his contribution in the field of Odissi dance music he has been conferred with prestigious Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.
Bharatnatyam : VaibhavArekar& group, Mumbai
Vaibhav Arekar belongs to the new generation of intense dance artists, whose art and life is guided by the vision of promoting, producing and projecting Indian classical dance as a contemporaneous art. Utmost dedication and dynamism is imbued in his profile as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, producer, actor, educationist and an administrator. He is trained under virtuoso teachers -Smt. Saroja Srinath and Smt. Tangamani Nagarajan and his mentor Dr. Smt. Kanak Rele.
Sankhya Dance Company, founded by Vaibhav Arekar- its artistic director, is a professional dance company energized and inspired by young dancers. Apart from extensive Indian tour Vaibhav, as a soloist and, with his dance company have been invited to perform in Japan, Brazil, Canada, USA, Poland, Russia,Germany, France, Australia.
SHIVA : (item synopsis)
A creative choreographic piece performed in the Bharatanatyam style presents different facets of Shiva.
Shiva is the Ultimate Brahman. He who is Nirguna-niraakara (formless) but, ofcourse for the mortals, perceived as saguna- saakaar (one with a form). Hence He seen as Nataraja; Gangadhara; Neelakanth; Bhoothnath.
He is Ardhanari-nateshwar. In Hinduism, the divine personality of godhead has two halves- the material and the spiritual; the female energy and the male principle; Prakruti and Purusha, Shiva-shakti.
He is also worshipped as Hari-hara (Shiva-Vishnu). The only god who merges his identity to have this syncretic concept of dual-principle godhead.
Shakti- is the supreme untameable, universal energy. “We bow to you oh! Durga”- the one who is the most splendid manifestation of Devi.Virginal and sublime she contains within her the power of all gods.
The Bhakti bhava’s are various relations that the bhakta enjoys with his ishata-devata, in this case Shiva. The various bhakti-bhav-s are: Madhurabhava bhakti, Kanta-sakti, Sakhya bhakti, Dasya bhakti, Shanta bhakti which are narrated through dance.
Nataraj- the cosmic dancer- represents the constant bio-dance of life-creation, sustenance and dissolution. He who cannot be seen but can be realized through the manifestation of five elements- who maintain a balance within the universe by complementing each other to form a part of the Whole. These Panchamahabhutas i.e. ether, earth, water, air, fire and there dynamics are explored.
BUDHAYAN (The Traditional Martial arts of Kung-fu Guide to Soul)
Guru Binash Kumar Mishra, AOMAA Gurukul, Malkangiri, Odisha
Binash Kumar Mishra, a young and dynamic person with a clear mission of social service. He is a magic Olympian. He represent India in 2009 Beijing Olympic in magic. He is well-known as a martial artist, dance choreographer and magician. He completed his MSW and dedicated to social service for the betterment of tribal children of Malkangiri, a tribal district of Odisha. He is the initiator of AOMMA (All Odisha Martial Arts Academy) a premier organization dedicated to sport, arts, culture, education and social service.
Martial arts cover a broad range of activities that involve fighting techniques, physical exercises, and methods of mental discipline, among other skills. Martial arts originated in the ancient cultures of Asia, and are used today around the world for self-defence, exercise, health, spiritual growth, law enforcement, and athletic competition.