Director: Aruna Mohanty
Duration: 00:16:46; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 11.021; Saturation: 0.260; Lightness: 0.100; Volume: 0.541; Cuts per Minute: 1.014
Summary: The 3rd International Odissi Festival was organised by IPAP between December 26 - 30, 2006 in Bhubaneswar. Dedicated to the memory of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, the festival also saw the construction of a gigantic open-air dance theatre in the Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya campus. The daylong performances included leading and upcoming Odissi dancers. The festival also made space for seminars, Odissi music and lecture demonstrations.
Nurtured under the able guidance of Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, Aruna Mohanty has been a student and Secretary of Orissa Dance Academy. She is a recipient of various awards, including the Mahari Award 1997, Sanjukta Panigrahi Memorial National Award 2001, Fellowship by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, and an award for her contribution to the field of Odissi Dance, from Utkal University, Orissa. Apart from dance, Aruna has also established herself as an excellent choreographer. Some of the items in her repertoire include the dance ballet “Shrusti O Pralay”, “Varsha Abhisara”, “Shravan Kumar”, “Samrat Kharavela” & “Kanchi Abhijan” etc. Widely traveled to countries like Canada, USA, South America and some of the European countries, she is an advisor-member of Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.
Here she performs an Oriya abhinaya.