Art Vision presents
18th Remembering Guruji
Odissi Research Centre Auditorium, 6.30pm
April 7, 2022 Bhubaneswar
March 28, 2022
Every year on the 7th of April, Art Vision presents REMEMBERING GURUJI, in remembrance of the legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra who passed away on this day in 2004.
The event is meant to showcase some of the choreographic masterpieces composed by the Guru in their pristine form by senior students who learnt the items directly from him. Besides, this is also an occasion for the senior most students to go down memory lane and remember the happy hours spent in the class attending the teachings of the beloved Guru in his own house in Cuttack in the 80s and 90s.
Guruji used to say that until one of his students will continue dancing he will be alive among us. His legacy is continuing and expanding all over the world and we, who have been lucky to learn from him and to be with him for so many years, have the great responsibility to pass on his dances the way he taught us.
This year the senior dancers participating are, besides Ileana, Sikhata Das from Cuttack, who has been with Guruji since the inception of the Odissi Research Centre in 1984, Nandini Ghoshal and Rina Jena from Kolkata, who started to learn from the Guru in the early 80s when he was associated with the Padatik Dance Centre in Kolkata. The musicians accompanying the program have also a long association with the Master having worked with him in many of his compositions; they are Sangeeta Gosain, vocal, Satchidananda Das, mardala, Ramesh Chandra Das, violin and Srinivas Satapathy on flute.
Date: April 7, 2022
Venue: Odissi Research Centre Auditorium, 6.30pm
The program will also be live-streamed on the Facebook page of Art Vision.