Bhubaneswar: The 13th edition of the Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav jointly organised by the Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha and the Odisha Dance Academy began at the Dhauli Peace Pagoda here on Monday.
The inaugural evening started with ‘Aikatana‘ – a confluence of Odissi Dance that was presented by 7 Gurus and by the artistes of 7 Institutes namely Srjan, Art Vision, Nupur, Gunjan Dance Academy, Suravi, Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya and Orissa Dance Academy.
The dance was choreographed by Guru Aruna Mohanty and Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra and the script was penned by Shri Kedar Mishra.
The concluding item of the first evening was Martial Art – ‘Kalaripayattu‘ by Belraj Soni and Group from Mumbai.
The second evening started with ‘Tala Vadya Vichitra‘ by Guru Dhaneswar Swain and group.
The next presentation was ‘Bharatnatyam‘ by Vaibhav Arekar & Group from Mumbai.
The last programme of the evening was martial dance ‘Budhayan‘ by Artistes from Malkangiri, Odisha.
The concluding evening started with Manipuri dance by Bimabati Devi & Group from Kolkata. Their presentation was one of the mythological play ‘Devatmayee – The Soul of the God‘.
Second presentation of the evening was Contemporary martial art by Janardhan Raj Urs and Group from Bangalore. Their presentation was ‘Nadanta – the infinite dance of fire and ash‘.
The concluding item of the evening was Maharastra folk dance ‘Lavani‘ by Pramila Kautikrao Suryawanshi & Group.