Kala Krishna performing
Kala Krishna performing
Bhubaneswar: The two day festival to mark Guru Debaprasad Das Samman at Rabindra Mandap was concluded on Tuesday.

Veteran Odissi dancer Dr. Minati Mishra was the Chief Guest in the second evening.

Odissi dancer Reela Hota performing
Odissi dancer Reela Hota performing
The evening started with a scintillating performance of ‘Abhinaya’ by Odissi dancer Reela Hota. Later ‘Andhranatyam’ by Kala Krishna took the evening to a different level altogether.

It is noteworthy to mention that ‘Kala Krishna’ is one of the very few dancers in the tradition where males dance in woman’s garb. The dance form has a beauty of its own and is close to Kuchipudi.

Kala Krishna performing
Kala Krishna performing
The evening concluded with a ballet ‘Chirantan’ by Tanushree Shankar and her troupe of dancers that left the audience mesmerised.

It is noteworthy to mention that the in inaugural evening of the program on Monday, internationally acclaimed Odissi exponent Dr. Minati Mishra was conferred with the Guru Debaprasad Das Samman for 2011.

The event was organised by city-based organisation Tridhara.