Odissi International – 2018

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Bhubaneswar: The capital city is playing host to more than 500 artistes, who have united from across the world to participate in the 9th edition of the Odissi International, that began at the Bhanja Kala Mandap here, on Wednesday.

A number of Odissi Gurus like Durga Charan Ranbir, Naba Kishore Mishra, Niranjan Rout, Ratikant Mohapatra, Gajendra Panda, Pitambar Biswal, Bharat Charan Giri and Manoranjan Pradhan will be performing during the six-day event which will be held in Bhubaneswar from December 5 to 7 and in Kolkata from December 19 to 21.

Hosted by Samskritiki, a cultural organisation, in collaboration with various Odissi dance institutes of the world, the festival encourages the dancers to discover the cultural roots of the dance form, and intends to promote cultural tourism and foster friendship among people of various countries and cultures.

This edition of the festival is dedicated to eminent Mardal maestro Guru Banamali Moharana who passed away in November this year.

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