Source: narthaki.com; Author: Lalitha Venkat; Photo Courtesy: Lalitha Venkat

28th Konark Dance and Music Festival from Feb 19 – 23 was organized by Late Guru Gangadhar Pradhan’s Konark Natya Mandap. The festival was inaugurated by Suresh Goel (Director General, ICCR) along with Swami Shankarananda Giri (President, Konark Natya Mandap) and Ashok Kumar Tripathy (Principal Secretary, Tourism, Govt of Odisha). The main program of the rather chill evening commenced with ‘Nrityopahara’ by Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant and the Shankarananda Kalakshetra ensemble from Hyderabad. In the city of the Sun god, the pleasant Bharatanatyam recital commenced aptly with ‘Surya namaskar,’ an ode to the Sun. The other dancers of the evening were Krithika Varsha, Nilosri Bhattacharya, Aditi Rao, Aditi Nigam and Srinidhi.

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