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Life Journey in ‘Kathak,’ Labanyabati in ‘Odissi’ enthrall audience at Konark Fest

Konark, Dec 4: On the fourth evening of Odisha Tourism sponsored Konark Festival audience witnessed depiction of ‘Bhaba’ in Kathak and Odissi recital on Sunday. 

Renowned Kathak exponent Ashimbandhu Bhattacharjee and the artistes of Upasana presented ‘Parikrama’ a soul-stirring choreography described the journey of life. Life always remains as an infinite track between the blurred past and the un-harboured future. It is always and endless Parikrama. This theme got beautifully expressed to the thundering applause of the mesmerized viewers. The artistes of ‘Upasana’ enacted the ‘Parikrama’ exhibiting ‘Mandir Parikrama’, ‘Taalchakra Parikrama’, ‘Lila prasanga Parikrama’ ‘Surya Parikrama’ and ‘Anandarasa Parikrama.’

Soon after the artistes from Odissi Research Centre, Bhubaneswar staged the dance drama ‘Lavanyabati’ based on ‘Labanyabati’ a poetic treatise of the great Odiya poet, Kabi Samrat Upendrabhanja. “Love transcends the barriers of time and continues for ever’’. This adage found a true manifestation in the life of ‘Labanyabati’ and ‘Chandrabhanu’ whose true love continued even after death and that made them tied in wed-loc in the next birth.

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