Bhubaneswar: The five-day International Odissi Dance Festival is underway and Odissi dancers from various parts of the world are showcasing their talent at the festival at the Rabindra Mandap here.
The five-day festival, hosted by the state culture and tourism departments is organised by the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre.
The festival was initiated in 2006 by the Odissi Research Centre to help dancers, trained under different gurus and from different parts of the globe, to interact, improvise and learn from each other.
As many as 250 dancers, along with 200 musicians, are performing. The festival is having two sessions everyday.
The festival features solo, duet and group performances by artistes from the US, Russia, Japan, China and 10 Indian states.