Director: Bichitrananda Swain
Duration: 00:14:44; Aspect Ratio: 1.779:1; Hue: 10.601; Saturation: 0.093; Lightness: 0.088; Volume: 0.284; Cuts per Minute: 6.577
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.
Tala Madhurya is a composition of pure dance. This dance piece is composed of sculpturesque poses, intricate footwork and composite body movements. It is devoid of expressions. Only a rhythmic tala pattern is followed, supported by a melody or raga. But the focal point of this pure and abstract dance without thematic content is the "Purush Ang", that imbibes male stylisation in to Odissi form. It deviates from the dominance of the feminine form and gives prominence to the male dancers and the masculine form in Odissi.
The dancers here are Ramesh Chandra Jena, Yudhisthir Nayak, Pabitra Kumar Pradhan, Lingaraj Pradhan and Amulya Balabantaray. Tala Madhurya is choreographed by Bichitrananda Swain. The music composition is by Ramahari Das and rhythm composition by Dhaneswar Swain.