International Odissi Festival 2006: Jyoti Kala Mandir presents Mahisasura Mardini Stotra
Duration: 00:16:52; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 276.505; Saturation: 0.303; Lightness: 0.076; Volume: 0.414; Cuts per Minute: 0.356
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.
Beginning her Odissi career in Orissa, Jyoti Rout moved to the United States in 1993, where she founded Jyoti Kala Mandir. She is an active choreographer with about 45 items to her credit. Many of her students have completed a Ranga Puja and are establishing careers as soloists. Jyoti Rout is still actively performing throughout the United States, India and internationally.
Amanda Geroy began her performing career at the age of six. Her first Odissi guru was Jyoti Rout, with whom she started studying in 1999. In 2000, Amanda spent six months intensively studying in India under the direction of Guru Jyoti Rout and Guru Padma Charan Dehury. During that time Amanda also studied Odissi mardala drum and Oriya language and immersed herself in Oriya culture. Amanda followed up with a second trip to India in 2001 for two months. Amanda finally shifted to India on a long-term basis in December of 2006. Since that time she has been living in Orissa and training under the guidance of Sujata Mohapatra at Srjan, Bhubaneswar.
Here, the duo present Mahisasura Mardini Stotra.