Director: Pankaj Charan Das
Duration: 00:46:11; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 10.003; Saturation: 0.191; Lightness: 0.116; Volume: 0.296; Cuts per Minute: 8.184
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.
Glaani Sanghar is a group choreography depicting the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu: When Sankhasura stole the Vedas from Lord Brahma, Vishnu assumed the form of a fish - matsya. During the churning of the ocean by the devatas and the asuras to obtain nectar, Vishnu assumed form of a giant tortoise. When the asuras stole Prithvi, Vishnu assumed the form of a wild boar. He reappeared as Narasimha to kill the King Hiranyakashipu. When King Bali became too arrogant Vishnu appeared as a dwarf to vanquish his pride. When Ravana created havoc, Vishnu killed him by appearing in the Rama avatar. During a period of crisis, he became Haladhar to till the soil. As Gautama, he was disturbed by the suffering of human beings and he became Lord Buddha to preach non-violence and peace. Finally, he assumed the form of Kalki to destroy the evil in the world.
This piece is choreographed by Pankaj Charan Das. Music composition is by Bala Krishna Dash.