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Tridhara presents
17th Guru Debaprasad Award Festival 2023
Rabindra Mandap, 6.30pm
October 26-30, 2023 Bhubaneswar

October 25, 2023

TRIDHARA has been organizing the Guru Debaprasad Award ceremony regularly for the last 16 years in remembrance of revered Guru Debaprasad Das. This festival invites reputed artistes across the country and abroad and also critics to disseminate outstanding outputs at the world level through media.

This year, the 17th Guru Debaprasad Award Festival 2023 will be held from 26th - 30th October 2023 at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar from 6.30pm onwards. The entry is free.

Guru Debaprasad Das will always be remembered for his role in the revival of Odissi dance. The objective of organizing this award festival is to confer the awards on legendary Gurus and artistes in the field of dance and music and also showcase and promote Odissi dance, a gharana of Guru Debaprasad taking to the essence of tribal and folk traditions.

The name of institute Tridhara is very apt since the three streams of folk, tribal and traditional Odissi dances are amalgamated in Gurujiís Gharana and they are frequently manifested in Guru Gajendra Pandaís choreography, mirroring both the sensuous lasya aspect and the dynamic tandava aspect.

This year the Guru Debaprasad Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 will be given to Jatin Das, legendary painter, sculptor and muralist. Guru Debaprasad Award 2023 will be given to Ileana Citaristi (Odissi dance), Kamalini Asthana & Nalini Asthana (Kathak), Prathibha Prahlad (Bharatanatyam) and Guru Ramakrishna Talukdar (Sattriya dance). Guru Debaprasad Yuva Prativa Award 2023 will be conferred on Sonali Mohapatra (Odissi dance) and Dipika Priyadarsini (Odissi dance).

On 26th October Tridhara will present group Odissi dance Rama Kathamrutam and trio music recital by Pt. Tarun Bhatttacharya (santoor), Pt. Ronu Majumdar (flute) & Pt. Prosenjit Poddar (tabla).

On 27th October solo Odissi dance by Guru Sonali Mohapatra, Mridangam recital by Yella Venkateswar Rao and sitar & sarod Jugalbandi by Kedia brothers (Pt. Manoj Kedia & Pt. Mormukut Kedia).

On 28th October solo Odissi dance by Bagmishree Das, Duet Mardala by Guru Dhaneswar Swain & Guru Sachidananda Das and classical vocal recital by Pt. Siba Prasad Rath.

On 29th October solo Odissi dance by Ileana Citaristi, group Odissi dance by the students of Kala Vikas Kendra, Cuttack, Duet Sattriya dance by Guru Ramkrishna Talukdar & Rumi Talukdar and traditional songs of Odisha by an eminent singer.

On 30th October solo Bharatanatyam dance by Prathibha Prahalad, Duo Kathak dance by Nalini Asthana & Kamalini Asthana and Flute recital by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia (Vrindavan Gurukul).

The 17th Guru Debaprasad Award Festival 2023 has been sponsored and supported by Ministry of Culture, Government of India; Dept. of Odia Language, Literature and Culture, Govt. of Odisha; ONGC, Vedanta, Royal Midtown Hotel (RMH), MGM Minerals, SAIL and Priyadarshini.

The Award Festival is conducted by Guru Gajendra Panda, Director, Tridhara.

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