Duration: 00:31:40; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 326.096; Saturation: 0.374; Lightness: 0.199; Volume: 0.505; Cuts per Minute: 1.295
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.
Sutra Dance Theatre was established in 1983 by Ramli Ibrahim to explore, promote awareness and develop traditional and contemporary performing arts in Malaysia through the creation of strong original works. Over the years, Sutra has staged productions that have received national and international acclaim for their excellent and innovative theatre presentations.
From a Sutra Dance Theatre programme note -
The Dasamahavidya are the ten visions of transcendent knowledge, emanating from the metaphor of the Mother Goddess as: Kali (The Devourer of Time) •Tara (Representing Protection, Guidance & Salvation) • Sodasi (The youthful Goddess representing Beauty, Valour & Perfection) • Bhubaneswari (Mother of the World, the cosmic body representing space) • Bagala (Personification of Deceit & Envy) • Chinnamasta (The self-decapitating Goddess representing cycle of life, death & nature) • Matangi (Personification of Knowledge, Art, Music & Culture) • Bhairavi (The Fierce Goddess representing anger and wrath) • Kamala (The Lotus Goddess representing wealth, beauty, love, fertility and devotion) • Dhumavati (The Widowed Goddess, personification of the aftermath of destruction)