Bhubaneswar: The audience in Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar got mesmerized having been transported to a different world. The occasion was Odissi Dance Recital under Horizon Series by ICCR in collaboration with Department of Culture, Government of Odisha.
The promising dancers of Srjan came up with Vinayaka Sarane, an invocatory item to lord Vinayak to do away with obstacles.
This was followed by Synthesis an amalgamation of varied compositions with classical nuances in the tradition of Odissi. The grace with footwork and enchanting gestures had a lasting spell.
The Abhinaya of Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra portraying the character of Shabari from the text of Rama Charita Manasa stole the show of the evening. The devotion and emotion in delineating the character in Odissi dance recital by Ratikanta Mohapatra were inimitable.
Then the artistes of Srjan presented Ardhanariswara marking the fusion of Shiva, the masculine force and Shakti, the feminine energy. The concluding choreography of the evening was Vande Mataram, a salute to mother India.
To the thunderous applause of the audience, the choreography of Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra moved one and all.