Director: Madhavi Mudgal
Duration: 00:12:55; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 8.572; Saturation: 0.204; Lightness: 0.098; Volume: 0.584; Cuts per Minute: 7.892
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.
Born in 1986 into a family of musicians, Arushi Mudgal was exposed to music and dance through the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, an institute started by her grandfather Padmashri Pt. Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya and headed currently by her father, Padmashri Madhup Mudgal. She started learning Odissi dance formally at the age of five from her aunt Padmashri Madhavi Mudgal. She has passed the Visharad examination of the Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal in Odissi dance and the Madhyama Purna exam in classical vocal music. Arushi has toured extensively in India and overseas as part of her guru’s dance troupe. Her most significant performances have been in Brazil, France (Theatre de la Ville), Germany (Berlin Festspiele) and Morocco (Fez Festival), where she had the honour of dancing with the legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and Madhavi Mudgal as part of a recital which illustrated the continuity of the Indian dance tradition through three generations. Arushi has performed extensively as a soloist at various prestigious festivals within the country. A graded artiste, she has performed for Doordarshan (National TV) at Delhi and Ahmedabad, and is also empanelled with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. She is a recipient of the Indian President’s Bal Shree Award, 2002 by the National Bal Bhavan, Delhi, the Original Mind Award, 2002 in the category of Performing Arts, and the Sanatan Nritya Puraskar in 2006.
Here, she performs Bageshree Pallavi, choreographed by Madhavi Mudgal.