Konark Festival second day witnesses ‘Ramayana’ in Balinese


Puri: The second day of Konark Festival witnessed Ramayana Ballet, a tribute to the Sun God in Balinese dance and Odissi recital, respectively.

Balinese Dance Group from Indonesia presented the episode of Sita’s abduction, who was left alone while Ram and Laxman were chasing the golden deer.

The other choreography of Balinese was Selat Segara, the contemporary dance which is commonly performed as a welcome dance to greet the audience and an offering to the deities.

The dancers of Odissi group, Shinjan Nrityalaya spearheaded by Guru Aloka Kanungo came up with a prayer to Soorya Deva who is Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheswar, the trinity in one.

This was followed by Mana Sambhar Pallavi, the pure dance on the composition of Pt. Ramahari Das. The concluding choreography in Odissi was ‘Mahavidya’ ten facets of Shakti, the formidable energy.