Duration: 00:04:31; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 215.185; Saturation: 0.039; Lightness: 0.492; Volume: 0.137; Cuts per Minute: 0.442
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.
Ranjana Gauhar trained in Odissi under Guru Mayadhar Raut. She has performed in India and other countries. She is a recipient of the Padmashree and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. She founded the Utsav Educational and Cultural Society. In 2007, she wrote the book, Odissi - The Dance Divine.
Snippets from a backstage interview after her performance.