Odissi dance enthralls audience

The dance performance at Kalamandir depicted various aspects of Ardhanarishwara, Panchabhoota, Sri Krishna and Shiva

 Audience at the Kalamandir was enthralled by the stunning performance of Odissi dance by Madhulita Mohapatra and her troupe which was organised as part of the Utkal Divas celebrations organised by Orissa Association Mysore (OAM) here on Sunday.
The swift movements accompanied by the timely and synchronized rhythm of the anklets held the audience spellbound.
Every movement of the dancers, made the audience feel that the moment was sculpted in time and was similar to sculptures depicted in temples in India. The whole dance drama exploring interesting aspects from epics of Hinduism including Ardhanarishwara, Panchabhoota, and about Sri Krishna, Shiva mesmerised the audience.
Highlighting the mutual friendship between the two states of Odisha and Karnataka, the programme was inaugurated by the playing of the state anthems of both the states.

Emphasising the main objective of coming together, OAM President D K Mishra said that they aimed to propagate the philosophy of Jagannath and thus stress on the need for universal oneness.
Speaking after inaugurating the event, former vice chancellor of Kuvempu University, Dr K Chidananda Gowda, said that the civilized culture with its advanced technology has failed to protect the natural resources for the future generation. Instead of utilising the natural resources we are destroying it and it is thus our responsibility to protect our biodiversity, he added.

Traditional music instruments
“Most of the traditional music instruments were invented with the help of natural rhythmic sounds whose outcome can be found in our natural environment. Such music instruments are still being used in the performance of traditional art forms,” said Dr Sarvamangala Shankar, Vice Chancellor KSGH Music and Performing Arts University.

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