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Priya Chaudhary
11 Jul 2016

Tribhanga – An Expression of the Beautiful Odissi Dance Form

India is diverse and within the confines of its diversity, there are umpteen number of cultures and art forms which need to be explored and showcased to the common people. In one such attempt, The Teamwork Fine Arts Society and Art Vision are proud to present the Tribhanga Dance Festival which will be held at Kamani Auditorium from 13 – 14 July 2016.

It is the exquisite presentation of the Odissi dance form along with some of the best artworks from the state under the aegis of Art Vision. Art Vision was founded by the renowned artist – Padmashree Dr. Ileana Citaristi in the year 1996. It caters to all the forms of art from dance, music, painting to literature.

As Art Vision completes 20 years since its inception, and this year, you will get a glimpse of the various expressions which are deeply rooted in the Odissi dance form. The dance form is known to be one of the most ecstatic, passionate and highly inspired from the mundane and the sublime things in the world.

There would be a total of four compositions which will be performed by exceptionally skilled Odissi dancers who have been trained by Padmashree Dr. Ileana Citaristi herself. Ileana has not only been close to the dance form of Odissi, but since 1979, she has been living in Orissa and is well-versed with the local culture and language. She has not only excelled in this dance form, but has also learnt the Chhau dance of Mayurbhanj. She knows the Odissi culture and has come to praise it as well and this is why she is doing her bit to promote this amazing culture and dance form.

About the program

The show will open with the production of Saraha on 13th July. This act will tell the story of the Saraha who was the founder of the Tantric discipline in the Tibet region. Catch a glimpse of this production by clicking here. The music has been composed by Anwar Khurshid and Laxmikanta Palit.

After this, you can witness the production of Kaala, which is a dance on the concept of time and will deeply enthral you. This dance production has text by Devdas Chhotrai and music by Annada Prasanna Pattanaik. Have a sneak peek at this performance here.

The second day will be filled with dance forms that will tell the tales of famous people and plays. The first production is Karuna, which will tell the story of Mother Teresa, promising to be a gripping performance. Take a look here. The production is written by Devdas Chhotrai and Prafulla Kumar Misra and put into music by Laxmikanta Palit.

The final production of the festival will be based on the novel of Hermann Hesse  which is called Siddhartha. This production is equally mesmerizing. Take a look here.

With such wonderful productions lined up, the festival will take you through the enchanting dance form of Orissa and how it can express different emotions and meanings of life. If you love India’s culture, then you cannot miss this amazing festival which has so much to give.

Tags: Arts, Odissi Dance, Tribhanga