Director: Lingaraj Pradhan
Duration: 00:16:29; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 345.534; Saturation: 0.111; Lightness: 0.106; Volume: 0.546; Cuts per Minute: 8.182
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.
Lingaraj Pradhan is a senior dancer and teacher at Rudrakshya in Bhubaneswar. He has been trained under Bichitrananda Swain since the age of 15, besides being under the direct supervision of Guru Gangadhar Pradhan. He has completed an M. Mus in Odissi from Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya and has been a recipient of the national scholarship from the government. He studied Mardala under the tutelage of Guru Sri Banamali Moharana, Guru Sri Gangadhar Pradhan and is continuing under Guru Shree Dhaneswar Swain.
Here, he performs Ganga, a piece he choreographed himself.