Duration: 00:18:19; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 17.354; Saturation: 0.188; Lightness: 0.124; Volume: 0.189; Cuts per Minute: 2.675
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.
A leading Odissi soloist, Sujata Mohapatra is a disciple and daughter-in-law of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. Sujata has also undergone training at the Odissi Research Center in Bhubaneshwar and is currently guided and supported by her husband Ratikant Mohapatra. In addition to her training in Odissi, Sujata holds a Master's Degree in Oriya literature from Utkal University and has extensively researched temple architecture relating to the dance form.
Here, she is seen performing kede chhanda, an Oriya abhinaya composed by Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. The piece describes the courage, greatness and divinity of the young Krishna.