Luscious Tides of Uttaranga

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Kolkata Mayur Lalit Dance Academy, in collaboration with the ICCR presented Uttaranga, a scintillating festival of pure Odissi recital at Satyajit Roy auditorium, ICCR, Kolkata.  Gautam De, Regional Director, ICCR, and Pandit Nityananda Mishra, were special guests of the show. The evening witnessed captivating performances by four senior students of the Academy, Esha, Trisha, Aditi and Bhamoti, through solo, duet and group recitals. Uttaranga unfurled with a pure dance recital by the four performers – the Bajrakanti Pallavi. The dancers’ feet and expressions vied with the musician’s voice, keeping hectic pace with each other. In a non-antagonistic conflict, the dancers and the musicians proved to be more than a match for each other. Finally, they merged to create the purest art form. The first segment of the solo recitals had the theme of Lord Krishna, where Trisha Chakraborty presented Krishna Tandava and Bhamoti Basu performed Swabhinaya Pallavi Dekhibo pora asore. Other enthralling solo recitals were Durga Stuti by Esha Sengupta and

Yugmadanda Pallavi by Aditi Bose. Ananda Tandava, a hymn to Lord Shiva, was again a duet beautifully depicted by Esha and Bhamoti through careful coordination and strong moves. The evening wrapped up with the vibrant duet number Mare bana dhara by Aditi and Trisha, celebrating the brilliance and splendour of monsoon. Debamitra Sengupta, Director, Kolkata Mayur Lalit Dance Academy, told, although she had conceived of Uttaranga some three years back, this is their maiden show. It is a Launchpad for her students who wish to pursue Odissi professionally. Those who have been learning, say for a decade, or those whom she feels, have the potential to take it forward, would be formally introduced to the fraternity, through Uttaranga. She on her part was introducing her students. If the audience loves them, they are sure to go a long way. She wishes them all the best for their future endeavours.

Pic: Krishnendu Kundu

Report: Anustup Kundu

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