International Odissi Festival 2011: Minati Mohapatra and Anindita Parida perform Madhura Bachana
Director: Ileana Citaristi
Duration: 00:09:55; Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1; Hue: 23.967; Saturation: 0.348; Lightness: 0.093; Volume: 0.125
Summary: The 4th International Odissi Dance Festival in 2011 was held from December 23 to 30, 2011, at Rabindra Mandap Bhubaneswar. The festival was preceded by an attempt to create a world record by having around 550 dancers perform together at Kalinga Stadium. It saw the participation of most major Odissi ensembles in Orissa and a few from outside the state. With performances for over twelve hours each day, the festival featured several hundred performers in solo, duet and group works over eight days. In its scale, the festival offered a bird's eye view of the landscape of contemporary Odissi and its ever-changing nature. It foregrounded new trends in choreography, music and costuming. The seminars during the festival sparked lively debates on issues and concerns in Odissi. One such concern, voiced repeatedly, questioned the definition of tradition within the space of the dance form and the limits it could be stretched to. This raised parallel questions about innovation and experimentation in Odissi - a debate that found itself mirrored in the performances during the festival.
Minati Mohapatra and Anindita Parida are students of Dr. Ileana Citaristi at Art Vision Institute, Bhubaneswar.
They perform an Oriya abhinaya, madhura bachana kahanti bachana, written by Banamali.
A tiff between Radha and Krishna. Radha is convinced that Krishna has spent the night with another woman. She is not won over by his sweet words and lies; she asks him - how is it that your eyes are full of sleep, your face pale, your clothes torn to shreds and your chest adorned with black marks? When all these marks reveal your infidelity, how dare you attempt to convince me with your sweet talk?
Kelucharan Mohapatra gharana