Director: Kelucharan Mohapatra
Duration: 00:13:47; Aspect Ratio: 1.364:1; Hue: 11.811; Saturation: 0.189; Lightness: 0.109; Volume: 0.121; Cuts per Minute: 3.044
Summary: The 2nd International Odissi Festival was organised by IPAP between August 28 - 31, 2003, in Washington D.C. Dedicated to the memory of Guru Pankaj Charan Das, who passed away in June 2003, it brought together Odissi dancers and scholars from all over the world.
Aloka Kanungo has been a dancer, actor and AIR artist since childhood. Initially trained by Guru Raghunatha Dutta and Guru Mayadhar Rout, she blossomed into a dancer under the tutelage and watchful eyes of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. She received “Nritya Shree”,”Nritya Visharad” and “Nritya Praveen” from Kala Vikash Kendra, Cuttack. She has received many prestigious awards , including the Shiromoni Puroshkar and the Mahari Award. She runs her own institution, Shinjan Nrityalaya, in Kolkata.
Here, she performs sakhi he, an ashtapadi from Jayadeva's Gita Govinda, choreographed by Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.