International Odissi Festival 2003: Shibani and Shalini Patnaik perform Mangalacharan and Shankara Pallavi
Duration: 00:16:50; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 34.225; Saturation: 0.373; Lightness: 0.403; Volume: 0.407; Cuts per Minute: 41.987
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 and brought up in California, Shalini Patnaik trained in Odissi dance since the tender age of 5. She made frequent visits to Orissa Dance Academy, where she studied under the tutelage of Gurus Gangadhar Pradhan, Aruna Mohanty, Manoranjan Pradhan, and Yudhistir Nayak besides intense study with resident teachers of the Academy in San Diego, California. The California Arts Council awarded her a 'Next Generation Artists' grant for developing new choreographies in Odissi in 2002. The Orissa Society of Americas (OSA) honored her along with sisters Laboni and Shibani with the “Kalashree” Award for their contribution and promotion of the Oriya arts in North America. Shalini has presented Odissi at numerous Indian events, temples, multicultural festivals, conventions, museums, libraries, universities, senior centers, and dance festivals in the USA.
Shibani Patnaik has been extensively trained in Odissi. Her instruction has entailed frequent visits to India to study under Gurus Padmashree Gangadhar Pradhan, Aruna Mohanty, Manoranjan Pradhan and Yudhistir Nayak from the Orissa Dance Academy in India. Patnaik is a popular performer in the USA and India. She performed at the Mukteshwar Festival earlier this year. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Devadasi award.
Here, the dancers perform mangalacharan, followed by a pallavi in raga Shankarabharanam.