Duration: 00:06:15; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 346.350; Saturation: 0.168; Lightness: 0.085; Volume: 0.632; Cuts per Minute: 0.480
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.
Rajashree Chintak Behera trained under Guru Durga Charan Ranbir and Guru Harihar Mohanty in the Odissi style of Guru Durga Deba Prasad Das. She is a holder of Visarad-Purna in Odissi Dance from Akhila Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai, as well as an M.A. in Economics from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. She has to her credit several performances in India and other countries. Behera lives in Australia with her family.
Here, she performs sthayee, a pure dance piece that seeks inspiration from Lord Shiva and encapsulates the essence of Odissi.