Bhubaneswar: The second day of the three-days SANKALP Classical Dance Festival, organized by SANKALP, New Delhi started with enthralling Kathak dance performances by Pallabi De, a well-known Kathak dance exponent and the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Yuva Puraskar Awardee.
She performed four engrossing items-Bhajan-Shyama Murata Mana Bhayee, BajataTaalDhamas, Thumri-PhoolwanaSejBichaoo and Parans in DrutTeental. Her sublime and versatile presentations captivated the audience.
Manikarnika, the young and extremely talented disciple of Guru Smt. Kasturi Pattanaik; kept the art connoisseurs engrossed with her subtle and fascinating Asavari Pallavi performance. Asavari Pallavi is a unique original creation of Guru Smt. Kasturi Pattanaik; and for the first time, a Pallavi has been composed combining four different ragas- Asavari, Darabari (Sudha deshi), Jounpuri and Adana; instead of a single raga. Since Asavari raga is the central raga in this Pallavi, it is named as Asavari Pallavi. This Pallavi is based onJhampaTaal; with music, rhythm and dance compositions by Guru Smt. Kasturi Pattanaik.
The well-known Odissi dance exponent and the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee, Guru Smt.Aloka Kanungo’s Group from ShinjanNrityalaya gave highly motivated and captivating Odissi dance performances. Sriparna Bose, Paulomi Chakraborty, SuvraMaity, Sarbani Sen, Swaralipi Roy and UrjjaseeBasakstaged three performances-BandeMataram, written by Bumkin Chandra Chattopadhyay-Janani JanmabhoomischaSwargadapiGariyasi; Pallavi, based on ancient, almost extinct Raag ‘TARA’, and DeviStuti that compared the ten avatars of Vishnu with ten “Dasamahavidya”. These enchanting performances are choreographed by Aloka Kanungo, supported by BaishaliKolay.