Several classical dances, martial art forms, and folk performances on the foothills of Dhauli were the centre of attraction at the 19th edition of Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav-2023 in Bhubaneswar this week. The programme was hosted jointly by the State Culture and Tourism Department and Odisha Dance Academy. Launched in 2003 as two separate festivals, they were merged in 2013 to be conducted as an event to celebrate peace and harmony through music and dance.
Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav
The two-day event showcased Odisha's rich cultural heritage with a number of performances from traditional to contemporary styles.
300 artistes from different disciplines participated in the two-day festival this year.
The inaugural day of the festival witnessed some striking performances by Odissi dancers.
A performance Odissi dancers with the pristine white Peace Pagoda in its backdrop presents a breath-taking view.
On the second day of the festival, audiences were mesmerised to witness enchanting performances by folk dancer also.
Catch a glimpse of one more performance at the Dhauli-Kalinga Festival.