Odissi Festival on July 31st

Nrityantar is holding its second Odissi festival Naman 2011 on July 31st, 5.30 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleshwaram. This is the second year of the festival. Nrityantar headed by Madhulita Mohapatra organises Odissi dance classes and lecture demonstration and dance performances.

Aruna Mohanty

This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of odissi guru Gangadhar Pradhan (1948-2010), who passed away last year. His disciple Aruna Mohanty will enthrall the audience with her recital on the 31st. The event will also have a performance by Rajashri Praharaj along with young artiste Debashish Patnaik from Orissa.

Guru Pradhan was an odissi exponent and teacher who had a vision about furthering Odissi. He founded the Odissi Nritya mandap in Puri. He had also organised several dance festivals. Guru Gangadhar Pradhan was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1998 and the Padma Shri in 2008.

Aruna Mohanty is a senior disciple of Guru Gangadhar. She also received training from Kelucharan Mohapatra. She performs as a soloist with excellent techniques that will keep the audience engaged.

Debasish Pattnaik

Rajashri Praharaj is an artist from the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Gharana of Odissi. She is an artist who has performed widely as a soloist in India and internationally. She also teaches Odissi along with performing and is a dedicated Odissi danseuse.

Rajashri Praharaj

Debasish Pattnaik the young Odissi artiste from Orissa will be performing. A Post graduate diploma holder in computer application and M.A in (Dance), he is pursuing his passion for Odissi for the last 18 years, having learnt under the late Guru Shri Kashinatha Roul.

Photos and matter from ‘The Odissi Profiles’ and ‘Deb Nrutyam‘.

WHEN Sunday, Jul 31 5:30 pm onwards

WHERE Seva Sadan 14th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore Phone: 23347830

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