Director: Deba Prasad Das
Duration: 00:12:22; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 50.335; Saturation: 0.387; Lightness: 0.160; Volume: 0.412; Cuts per Minute: 5.498
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.
Durga Charan Ranbir, disciple of the late guru Deba Prasad Das has done a lot to propagate the school of Odissi his teacher specialized in. His vast experience as a teacher of Odissi for the past 25 years includes work in institutions spread over many places like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, New Delhi, Calcutta and the USA. He was a visiting professor in the Delhi University Cultural Council, has taught in Jawaharlal Nehru Youth Center in New Delhi; Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Sangeet Niketan, Vani Vihar in Bhubaneswar; Lalit Kala Pitha, Alaka Kala Mandap in Cuttack; Satabdi Nrutyayana in Calcutta and Lotus Arts in New York. He runs his own institution Nrutyayan in Bhubaneswar.
Here, he performs an ashtapadi from Jayadeva's 12th century text Gita Govinda, 'rase harimiha vihita vilasam'.