International Odissi Festival 2003: Sharanya Mukhopadhyay performs Haragourastaka
Director: Bichitrananda Swain
Duration: 00:09:40; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 34.336; Saturation: 0.277; Lightness: 0.070; Volume: 0.154; Cuts per Minute: 4.445
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.
Sharanya Mukhopadhyay is a versatile performer who has studied dance since she was four. She started learning Odissi under the tutelage of Nandita Behera and later went on to train with Aruna Mohanty, Manoranjan Pradhan and other teachers from Orissa Dance Academy. In India, Sharanya has performed at Vasantotsav, New Delhi, Dover Lane Dance Festival, Kolkata, Konark Dance and Music Festival, Konark. She performed at the 1st and 2nd International Odissi Festivals in the USA, Banga Sammelon, California, Rhythms of India, Hawaii, LA Dance Kaliedoscope and UCLA. Sharanya has also trained in other dance styles like flamenco, hip-hop, Bollywood, Korean dance and African dance.
Here, she performs haragourastaka, an abhinaya piece on Shiva and Parvati choreographed by Bichitrananda Swain.