Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Kathakali, Kathak and Bharatnatyam artistes mesmerize audience


Bhubaneswar: Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Kathakali, Kathak and Bharatnatyam artistes from Odisha and other parts of the country on Sunday evening mesmerized the audience at Rabindra Mandap.

The evening began with the Kuchipudi by Odisha’s Subhashree Patnaik followed by Manipuri dance by Abhisikta Maitra and Tania Chakrabroty of Kolkata.

Pankaj Kumar Pradhan of Odisha performed Odissi while Subhashree again appeared on the stage with an exciting Bharatnatyam performance.

Manoj Pradhan and Suraj Sahoo presented Odissi followed by Kathak by Tarit Sarkar of Jamshedpur. Subhashree, in her Kuchipudi presentation, portrayed Marakatha Manimaya Chela depicting the love between Lord Krishna and Radha. Her adept dance on thali, a performance on the rim of the brass plate, stunned the audience.

In Bharatnatyam, Subhashree portrayed Lord Shiv’s image as the best looking person, casting a spell of charm on the devotees. The “Padam” act saw the danseuse flawlessly portraying sullen Radha’s anger over Lord Krishna for ignoring her long wait to meet her.

Dr Snehaprabha Samantaray, Guru Durgacharan Ranbir, Dr Sangita Gosaini and Dr Bijay Kumar Jena graced the occasion as guests.