Mukteswar Dance Fest 2021 concludes on a high note


Bhubaneswar, Jan 16: The three-day long Odissi Fest at the mag-nificent Mukteswar temple here concluded on a high note with spell-binding performances of Odissi by renowned Oclicsi dancers of na-tional and international repute. It was as if the dancing damsels com-ing alive out of the 10th century monument Mukteswar Temple,

 in-disputably one of the most refined and beautiful temples of Odisha. The evening’s programme was started after lighting of the lamp by Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, minis-tez Odia language, literature & cul-ture and tourism; Shreemaye Mishra, chairperson, OTDC Ltd., Guru Aruna Mohanty, secretary Orissa Dance Akademy;

 Sachin Ramachandra Jadhav, director, tourism and Sangita Gosain, chief executive, GKCM Odissi Research Centre. The first programme of the evening was a chorus in honour of Lord Shiva eulogizing the glory of Lord Shiva presented by music director Guru Srinibas Satapathy and his group. Renowned hearing-impaired danseuse Sonali Mohapatra started 

her programme with Mangalacharan followed by Abhinaya choreographed by Durga Charm Ranbir and music com-posed by Sukanta Kumar Kundu. Her last item was pallavi choreo-graphed by herself Sripunya Mohanty and Pratap Barik performed a duet.

 They pre-sented pallavi choreographed by Guru Aruna Mohanty followed by Abhinaya choreographed by Guru Aruna Mohanty and music com-posed by Guru Dhaneswar Swain. 

The concluding item of the evening was a group Odissi pres-entation by Jyotsnarani Sahoo and the group of Soor Mandi4 Cuttack. 

Their first item was Vandana-Shivamaya followed by Geetabhinay Rasanuraga and the last item was Sudha Nrutya – Keerti Kalabati choreographed by Guru Jyotsnarani Sahoo and music com-posed by Guru Swapneswar Chakraborty. The programme was anchored by En Srinivas Ghatuari and Sanhati Pani. 

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