Director: Pankaj Charan Das
Duration: 00:11:37; Aspect Ratio: 1.364:1; Hue: 18.903; Saturation: 0.281; Lightness: 0.087; Volume: 0.166; Cuts per Minute: 1.978
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.
Anita Babu began learning Odissi at school when she was 7. Later, she continued her training at Orissa Dance Academy, where she trained under Nandita Pattnaik, Aruna Mohanty and Bichitrananda Swain. She has performed widely and is empanelled with ICCR. Babu holds an MA in Anthropology from Utkal University.
Here, she performs Naba Durga, an abhinaya that describes the nine different forms of Durga. It is said that these verses are composed by the sage Vyasa.