Odisha Channel Bureau
BHUBANESWAR: The valedictory evening of the 13th Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav was really a splendid one leaving the connoisseurs mesmerised here on Wednesday.
The evening started with Manipuri dance by Bimabati Devi & Group from Kolkata. Their presentation was one of the mythological plays Devatmayee – The Soul of the God.
The dance was speculation both Vedic and Archaic and the divinity is derived from the puranas as well as the local folklores. The production was involved movements of classical Manipuri dance, Manipuri folk dance and movement of Manipuri martial art Thang-ta.
The music was a harmonious blend of the indigenous Manipuri music, Nata Sankirtana and chants from Vedas and Puranas. The item was concept and choreographed by Bimabavi Devi.
Second presentation was contemporary martial art by Janardhan Raj Urs and Group from Bangalore. Their presentation was Nadanta – the infinite dance of fire and ash.
Nadanta is mixed media performance work, where dance interacts with visual and auditory design to recreate the cosmic dance of fire. The performance was of light and fire, the soul, the mind and a collective consciousness. The concept and choreography was made by Janardhan Raj Urs and Madhu Nataraj Kiran.
The concluding item of the concluding evening was Maharashtra folk dance form Lavani Nrutya by Pramila Kautikrao Suryawanshi & Group.
The dance was the combination of traditional song and dance accompanied by the beats of Dholki.