Odissi Video Archives
Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra
Bhavantarana (Full Movie)
Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra is one of the greatest exponents of the classical dance form of Odissi. Like most highly evolved forms of art, Odissi dance draws from the energy of sculpture, painting, literature and its precedent dance forms. Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra was born in 1926 in Raghurajpur, a village in Orissa. He has dedicated his life to refining the dance form by chiselling out an elegant structural niche for it - in all that is sacred in art. Through a series of performances, poetry and excerpts from Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra's life, the film travels back to a time in India where dance was looked upon as a form of prayer. During this beautiful period, dance was not looked considered feminine, when men were also keen patrons and teachers of dance. However, as times have changed, women have gradually taken over this art form.
Odissi Music : Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra & Pandit Bhubaneshwar Mishra
Odissi Music Concert : Japan Tour 1986 One of the only rare video clip of both the great masters of modern day odissi, explaining and demontrating different Talas in odissi pallavi music, The father of odissi dance and mother of odissi music : Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra on Odissi Mardal Pandit Bhubaneshwar Mishra on Violin Kumkum Lal Collection Pad.ma
Srm Sanjukta Panigrahi
Sanjukta Panigrahi - Copenhagen 1996
Courtesy : Odin Teatret : Copenhagen : 1996 : Lecture Demonstration Sanjunani's words: "I have two gurus. The first guru was Guru Rukmini Devi. She said perfect your techniques. Then, my second guru said forget about all the techniques you learned." There are five things that are important for dancers - 1. To know to be a dancer. 2. Sanskrit, 3. Singing, 4. Drumming , the quality to know the rhythm , 5. Literature
Mukhari Pallavi - Sanjukta Panigrahi (Odishi)
A rare recording of "Mukhari Pallavi" by the late Smt. Sanjukta Panigrahi in the Odishi (Odissi) style of Indian Classical Dance from eastern India. Pallavi, or "to sprout or blossom" in Sanskrit, is an intricate pure dance piece in the traditional Odishi repetoire. Both the raga (melody) and steps are systematically developed together by note, structure, and mood to highlight the interplay between dance and music. This item is set to Raga Mukhari and Tala Tripata and was choreographed by the late Sri Kelucharan Mohapatra.
Sanjukta Panigrahi : Ardhanarishwar Stotram
chAMpeyagaurArdha sharIrakAyai karpUragaurArdha sharIrakAya dhammillakAyai cha jaTAdharAya namaH shivAyai cha namaH shivAya || One half shines with golden yellow color like chaampeya flower and other half shines in bright white of karpura. One side of the head is adorned with a beautiful braided decoration and other sports an unkempt jaTaa mukuTam. I bow to Shivaa and Shiva in the form of ardhanaarishvara.