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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.
Born in 1977, Dipti Routray received her training in Odissi dance from an early age under the tutelage of Guru Durga Charan Ranbir. She has completed her Sangeet Visharad from Akhila Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, rune and Nritya Bhaskar from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. Dipti received the national scholarship from the Department of Culture, Government of India to specialize in Odissi dance. Dipti has performed in major dance festivals within the country including Konark, Nishagandhi, Haridas, Puri Beach, Khajuraho, and Swarnotsav, organized by the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi at (Ahmedabad). She has performed in Kazakhstan on India's 50th Independence Day organized by ICCR, and also in Venezuela, Colombia and Germany.
Here, she performs an Oriya abhinaya.