Monday, September 12, 2011

Odissi tribute to Tagore

On the 150th birth Anniversary of Legendary bard Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore; eminent Odissi Dancer Mrs. Dona Ganguly will pay a classic tribute in the form of Odissi here in Bhubaneswar on 12th Sept 2011.

In a press meet here in bhabenswar she gave this information of her plan. She herself with her team mates of Mokhsya Manjari will act in the poem written by Great Rabindra  Nath Tagore. The same has been translated into Odia by Sangeeta Goswamy. The name of the play is “Chitrangada.”  This 1.15 hour duration act will be performed in Rabindra Mandap on Monday evening.

Dona started learning dance from Amala Shankar, wife of world famous Dancer Uday Shankar when she was a kid of just 3 year. It was the turning point of her career when she shifted to Odissi under the guidance of Guru Giridhari Nayek. The most significant development took place when she came across her Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra. Under his guidance, she got opportunity to develop her skill which enabled to prove her talent in Odissi on a number of occasions in several programme held in India and abroad.

Full report here OrissaDiary

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