International Odissi Festival 2006: Minakshi Chandra and Shashwati Garai perform Shiva Parvati Shabda
Duration: 00:16:14; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 312.538; Saturation: 0.072; Lightness: 0.114; Volume: 0.501; Cuts per Minute: 11.080
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.
Shashwati Garai Ghosh and Minakshi Chandra are senior students of Sharmila Biswas. They have taught at their guru's institute, Odissi Vision and Movement Centre, and have performed widely in leading roles.
Here, they perform Shiva Parvati Shabda, which shows how the male and female energies in a dancer’s body are a cumulative force. It is a piece choreographed by Sharmila Biswas.