The festival program will feature traditional choreography of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and newer choreography of Guru Ratikant Mohapatra in spellbinding solo pieces performed by the senior artists, interspersed with captivating group presentations performed by Guru Shradha students. Guru Ratikant Mohapatra will perform his own choreography of Shabari, in which he will portray the title character, Shabari, an elderly woman who is ardently devoted to Rama and received his attention and blessing due to her devotion to him in the renowned Hindu epic, Ramayana; Guru Sujata Mohapatra will be presenting her powerful Durga, a renowned piece of her father-in-law’s, while Preetisha will present the enchanting Pallavi. Niharika performs Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s Pashyati Dishi Dishi, an expressional piece from the famous Gita Govindam, with this particular one in the role of Radha’s friend and messenger to Krishna urging him to go to her as she is in a state of depression, delusion and dejection.
Join for Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya Festival, a grand treat for the community and all dance lovers!
Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya Festival 2018: September 29, 4 – 7pm; Woodside Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside, CA 94062. https://care.way.com/#/public/14001. www.facebook.com/events/320529335189260/ , www.gurushradha.org