Konark Festival: Odissi & Kuchipudi Performances Mesmerise Audience On Final Day

Konark: Odissi and Kuchipudi performances stole the show on the final day of the 33rd Konark Festival 2022.

Pravat Kumar Swain & Group of Nrutya Naivedya from Bhubaneswar performed three Odissi dance recitals of Surya Bandana, Pallavi and Sada Ripu, choreographed by Guru Pravat Kumar Swain. The performances were based on Hindu mythology and Vedic scriptures.

The second half of the show saw two Kuchipudi performances by Jaikishore Mosalikanti & Group of Shivamohanam, from Chennai.

Konark festival final day

The troupe performed Tarangam, depicted on Hindu deity Krishna and Thillana, and based on Raag Kalyani and Adi Talam. The show was choregraphed by Shri Jaikishore Mosalikanti.

The finale of 12th International Sand Art Festival, which was held at Chandrabhaga beach, sand artists who participated in the festival over five days, were felicitated for showcasing the best of this unique artform.

Sand art festival

Monday’s theme was ‘World Peace’ and ‘Tribal Culture’ based on which captivating sand sculptures were created.

Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty of Orissa High Court, IGP Central Range Narasingha Bhol, Chairman Odisha Tourism Development Corporation Dr Lenin Mohanty, Chief Security Officer East Coast Railway PVS Santha Ram, Joint Director Tourism Biswajit Routray and President Orissa Sangeet Natak Akademi Aruna Mohanty were among dignitaries who attended the festival.

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