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Girl Who Made India Her Home, A Temple Her School To Put Odissi Dance On Global Map!

Jaipur: This is the story of Colleena Shakti, a girl brought up in the US who made India her home, learnt Odissi classical dance here and started running a school…

Odisha’s Decision To Request Centre To Accord Classical Status To Odissi Music Welcomed By Music Gurus
Classical Status To Odissi Music: Gurus Hail Odisha Govt's Push

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Heritage Cabinet’s decision to approach the Centre to accord classical status to Odissi music has been widely welcomed by the Music gurus across the State. Expressing happiness over the cabinet decision, senior Odissi music exponent Ramahari Das said, “This is a much-awaited move by the State government. This form of music is […]

Odisha To Request Centre To Accord Classical Status To Odissi Music

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will request the Centre to accord classical status to Odissi music which is as old as Odissi dance, a minister said. A proposal to this effect was approved by the Heritage Cabinet at a meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and held through video conferencing, on Wednesday. The Heritage Cabinet […]

Twin Fests To Kick Off From Konark Beach Tomorrow

Puri: The 30th annual Konark Festival at the open air auditorium with the Sun Temple in its backdrop and the 8th International Sand Art Festival on the Chandrabhaga beach will begin from tomorrow. A preparatory meeting in this regard was held in Konark under the chairmanship of Odisha Tourism Secretary Vishal K. Dev today. “Like […]

Sujata Mohapatra selected for Sangeet Natak Akademi award

Bhubaneswar: Noted Odissi dancer Sujata Mohapatra has been selected for the coveted Sangeet Natak Akademi award 2017 for her outstanding contribution to Odissi dance. This was announced after the General Council meeting of the Akademi on June 8 at Imphal in Manipur. Apart from Sujata, Chhau Guru Janmejay Saibabu will also be receiving the coveted […]

Odissi doyen Kumkum Mohanty’s special workshop on 'Abhinaya'

Cuttack: Renowned Odissi dancer Padma Shri Kumkum Mohanty whose name is synonymous with Odissi expressions is lending her magical touch at a workshop in Cuttack. Experienced Odissi dancers along with few newcomers are participating in the 10 day workshop where Mohanty is teaching Abhinaya titled ‘Saja Kanja Nayana’. Apart from techniques of the dance, she […]

A slice of Odisha in Australia

Canberra/Bhubaneswar: From ‘Pipili Chandua’ to ‘Konark Chakra’, Australians have found a unique way to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and tradition of Odisha in their capital city Canberra. Odissi music and melodious ‘Jagannath Bhajans’ echoed in the Australian city during a special event -“Odisha on London.” “Odisha on London”, was organized by the local Odia […]

Odissi dancers enthral at Mukteswar Dance Festival

Bhubaneswar: A treat for dance lovers, the annual Mukteswar Dance Festival is being held at the Mukteswar Temple in Bhubaneswar. Odissi enthusiasts coming in large numbers are enthralled to see the mesmerizing performances of some talented and reputed dancers in this three-day festival. On the first day of the event, Namrata Meheta’s solo Odissi performance […]

Antardrishti: In memory of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: The doyen of Odissi dance, legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra is being paid tributes at the two-day ‘Antardrishti’ music and dance festival at Rabindra Mandap. Remembering the Guru on his 92nd birth anniversary, Srjan and Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Research centre is organising this festival. “We are celebrating the 92nd birth anniversary of Guru Kelucharan […]

Odissi International 2017: When Odissi dancers from across the globe come together

Bhubaneswar: The fame of Odissi has reached far and wide with artistes across the world falling in love with this dance form. The ultimate dream of every Odissi dancer is to perform the dance in its home land, Odisha. Giving this opportunity to dancers from across the globe, ‘Samskritiki’ hosted the eighth ‘Odissi International-2017’, an […]

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‘Music in Park’ to enthral aficionados in Utkal Divas

Bhubaneswar: In a refreshing break from practice, Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) will be showcasing Odissi music to commemorate 82nd formation of Odisha as a separate state. As functions of different forms will mark the observance of Utkal Divas elsewhere, the recital of Odissi music to enthral the music aficionados would be the added attraction of […]

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Police registers case against Ileana Citaristi

A case has been registered against the Italy-born Odissi dancer and Padma Shri awardee Ileana Citaristi for allegedly misbehaving with a student at the dance school run by her at Bindu Sagar area here.