International Odissi Festival 2006: Shalini Patnaik performs Nachanti range srihari
Duration: 00:12:42; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 24.502; Saturation: 0.225; Lightness: 0.137; Volume: 0.488; Cuts per Minute: 0.157
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.
Born and brought up in California, Shalini Patnaik trained in Odissi dance since the tender age of 5. She made frequent visits to Orissa Dance Academy, where she studied under the tutelage of Gurus Gangadhar Pradhan, Aruna Mohanty, Manoranjan Pradhan, and Yudhistir Nayak besides intense study with resident teachers of the Academy in San Diego, California. The California Arts Council awarded her a 'Next Generation Artists' grant for developing new choreographies in Odissi in 2002. The Orissa Society of Americas (OSA) honored her along with sisters Laboni and Shibani with the “Kalashree” Award for their contribution and promotion of the Oriya arts in North America. Shalini has presented Odissi at numerous Indian events, temples, multicultural festivals, conventions, museums, libraries, universities, senior centers, and dance festivals in the USA.
Here, she performs Nachanti range srihari, a sabhinaya in Oriya.