Bhubaneswar: An Odissi dance festival based on Padi was organised by Odissi dancer Dipti Routray at Bhanja Kala Mandap here on Saturday.
The dance festival commenced with Ram Manglacharan and Abhinaya ‘Nahin Ke Karidela’ by Dipti Routray. It was followed by an Abhinaya ‘Mina Narayana’ of Durga Charan Ranbir.
Later, Sangita Dash performed Pallavi, Raag Anand Bhairavi and Abhinaya Naba Nabina. Lucky Prajna Pratisthita Mohanty performed ‘Ki Sobha Go Kunje’. The next item was another Abhinaya by Sasmita Mohanty based on an Odia Song ‘Bhangi Chahan’
The concluding performance of the evening was another Abhinaya by Pitambar Biswal. He was accompanied by Sukant Kumar Kundu, Purna Chandra Swain, Bandita Ray, Harapriya Swain, Niranjan Patra on Vocals, Sibananda Barik on Mardala, Pradeep Kumar Ray on Violin, Abrahim Nanda on Flute and Swapeneswari Chakrabarty on Sitar.
The dance festival sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, was inaugurated by Odissi dance exponent Priyambada Mohanty Hejmadi.