Duration: 00:13:44; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 357.950; Saturation: 0.155; Lightness: 0.133; Volume: 0.464; Cuts per Minute: 0.291
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.
Shibani Patnaik has been extensively trained in Odissi. Her instruction has entailed frequent visits to India to study under Gurus Padmashree Gangadhar Pradhan, Aruna Mohanty, Manoranjan Pradhan and Yudhistir Nayak from the Orissa Dance Academy in India. Patnaik is a popular performer in the USA and India. She performed at the Mukteshwar Festival earlier this year. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Devadasi award.
Here, she performs Ardhanariswara, where Shiva-a is invoked as half-man, half-woman.