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Odissi, Kuchipudi dances enthrall audience at Konark Dance Festival

Konark Festival-1Bhubaneswar, Dec 4: The third evening in Konark Dance Festival organized by Department of Tourism, Govt. of Odisha witnessed delineation of characters from Indian Scriptures both in Odissi and Kuchipudi style.

GKCM Odissi Research Centre, Bhubaneswar brought about the unique character from the epic, the Mahabharat, Bruhannala unfolding the episode of the banishment of the Pandavas. To the thundering applause of the enchanted audience the choreography of Prof. Naba Kishore Mishra was presented with perfection.

It paved the way for Kuchipudi presented by Vijayanthi Kashi and troupe of Shambhavi Dance ensemble from Bangalore. The story of two women who have glorified the history of India got lively projected in Kuchipudi. The story of Kanyakumari, the slayer of the demon, Banasura and the story of Rudramma Devi, the ruler of Kakatiya dynasty depicting her prowess got narrated in Kuchipudi tradition.

The evening commenced with the lighting of the lamp by Principal A. G. Devika, Secretary OSNA Dhirendra Nath Mallick, Chief Executive GKCM ORC Prof. Jagannath Kuanr and Deputy Director Tourism Utpal Pati. A literary congregation is convened on 4th Dec. in the complex of the Open Air Auditorium by ‘Konark Sahitya Sansad’ with the support of Deptt. of Tourism.

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