Director: Madhavi Mudgal
Duration: 00:08:11; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 48.534; Saturation: 0.109; Lightness: 0.068; Volume: 0.158; Cuts per Minute: 2.688
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.
Born into a family deeply involved in propagating the classical arts, Madhavi was immersed in music and dance from a very young age. Madhavi trained in Bharata Natyam and Kathak under great gurus. Later she turned to Odissi which she adopted as her preferred medium. Her introduction to Odissi took place under Guru Hare Krishna Bahera who trained her in the fundamentals. Later she came under the tutelage of the renowned Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. Through teaching, performing and conducting workshops, Madhavi has been actively involved in propagating the art of Odissi in New Delhi and other parts of India as well as the world. She has trained a number of accomplished students who are performers in their own right. Madhavi Mudgal has received a Padmashri, Sanskriti Award and an SNA award, among many others, for her contribution to dance.
Here, she performs Vasant abhinaya, a piece describing the beauty of spring, which she has choreographed herself.