Bhubaneswar: Srjan (Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Nrutyabasa) organised ‘Upasaranam’ an evening of Odissi dance showcased by the young and talented artistes of Srjan on 11.07.2017 at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar. The objective of the festival was to discover new talents in Odissi dance and creating an opportunity for them to perform on a major platform. Upasaranam means moving on the path to excellence. It is a commitment to pass on the gifts of traditional art and artistic endevours that we, at Srjan continue to hold in trust.
The young artistes of the Srjan presenting their first presentation was Mangalacharan Ganjesha Bandana set to taal Aadi Tala and raag Mishra Shudha Bibhas. The dance was choreographed by Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra and music was composed by Pandit Hariprasad Chourasia. Mangalacharan was followed by Pallavi set to Rag-Vasant and Tala-Eka Tali. The dance was choreographed by Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and music was given by Pandit Bhubaneswar Mishra. The next presentation was Mahadev set to Rag-Raag Malika and Tala – Tala Malika. The dance was choreographed by Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra and music was composed by Debasish Sarkar followed by Pallavi set to Raga-Megh, Tala-Jhampa, music by Pradeep Kumar Das and dance choreographed by Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra. Evening next item was Swagatam Krishna set in Raga-Mohana and Tala-Khemata. The music was composed by Oothukkadu Venkat Subbaier and dance was choreographed by Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra. The concluding presentation was Nrutya Aabhinya Vande Mataram set to Raga- Desh and Tala- Eka Tali. The original music was composed by Shri Jadunath Bhattacharya and dance choreographed by Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. The programme was enjoyed by full-house audience till the end.
The dignitaries who graced the occasion were Dr. Pratibha Ray, Shri Ashok Kumar Tripathy, Guru Lakshmikant Palit, Guru Satchidananda Das and Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra, Director, Srjan. The programme was compered by En. Srinivas Ghatuari.