Duration: 00:11:58; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 55.409; Saturation: 0.109; Lightness: 0.162; Volume: 0.396; Cuts per Minute: 1.921
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.
Groomed in Odissi in the Guru-Shishya tradition since early childhood, Mayadhar Raut also had the advantage of learning under the direct tutelage of Rukmini Devi Arundale at Kalakshetra for many years. He was a pivotal member of Jayantika, the 1957 group that restructured the repertoire of Odissi before it was declared a classical dance in 1958. Guru Mayadhar Raut has been honoured with-Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Sahitya Kala Parishad Award, Utkal Pratibha Puraskar, Odissi Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Rajeev Gandhi Samman and Kavi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Award.
Here, he performs Priye Charusheele, a self-choreographed ashtapadi from Jayadeva's Gita Govinda, the 12th century epic.