It was the concluding day at the 15th Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav presented by Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha and organised by Orissa Dance Academy & Art Vision, Bhubaneswar. Reverberating the gospel of peace and rejuvenating the Indian classical, martial and contemporary dances the valedictory evening was really a splendid one leaving the connoisseurs mesmerized.
The programme started with Odissi dance by Madhulita Mohapatra and Group from Bengaluru. Their first presentation was Shivam Dhimahi followed by Hari Samaran Mado. Both the items were choreographed by Madhulita Mohapatra. Next programme was Kathak dance by Rani Khanam & Group from New Delhi. Their first items was ‘Nachat Sudhanga Sri Nanda Nadan’ followed by Yamunastakam. Next presentation was Contemporary Dance Kalaripayattu by Sreejith T. R. & Group from Kerala. The acrobatic movements with the varied traditional weapons displayed by the artistes stunned the audience.
The concluding item of the concluding evening was Make in Odisha presented by Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar, Cornucopia Creations, Bengaluru and Md. Saiful Haque, Moksha, Cuttack. The artistic composition of Make in Odisha engages with a very broad canvas, covering numerous episode of the historical glory and artistic excellence of Odisha.
The Guests of the evening were Maj. General Basanta Kumar Mohapatra; Dr. S. K. Tamotia, Bharatuya Vidya Bhawan Sebtan Joseph, General Manager (HR), NTPC, Dr. Sunil Kothari, Dance Critic Manoranjan Panigrahy, Principal Secretary, Culture Department, Dr. R. K. Pattanayak, Tourist Officer (HQ), Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra, Director of Srjan, Guru Illiana Citaristi, Secretary of Art Vision and Guru Aruna Mohanty, Secretary of Orissa Dance Academy. The programme was compered by Anuja Tarini Mishra and Dr. Srinivas Ghatuari.