Photo Essay

Odissi Dance

Odissi Guru Mrs Sujata Mohapatra

Soul-stirring music, a well-prepared orchestra and imaginative choreography by Sujata Mohapatra produced a mesmerizing effect at CIFA, Bhubaneswar on 1st April 2013

Mrs Sujata Mohapatra, an outstanding Odissi dancer -A pride for Odisha

A distinguished practitioner of Odissi; Ms. Sujata Mohapatra made her initial foray into the dancing arena in her early childhood. Born into a rich cultural background, she grew up in an artistic environment that delicately nourished her creativity and brought out her innate interest in dance.

As the disciple and daughter- in-law of the Late Guru Padmabibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra, the legendary exponent of Odissi, she was blessed enough to inherit his ardent devotion and blind passion for the classical dance form. She has also learnt Odissi and attended research work at the Odissi Research Centre, Bhubaneshwar.

Apart from being an excellent performer; Ms. Sujata Mohapatra is also actively involved in teaching Odissi. Presently, she holds the designation as the Principal of 'Srjan' (Odissi Nrityabhasa), a prime Odissi dance institution founded by Late Guru Padmabibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra.

Sujata Mohapatra

Srjan, 1340, Kapilaprasad, Bhimatangi, Bhubaneswar-751020

Tele/Fax: 91-(0)674-592192

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14 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (2 Apr 2013):

    Voted. Well done, Saroj!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (2 Apr 2013):

    Very interesting, Saroj. Voted !!! The women are lovely in their poses, and you got some excellent shots.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (2 Apr 2013):

    A beautiful narrative and brilliant images.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (2 Apr 2013):

    Very interesting and beautiful shots!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (3 Apr 2013):

    Photo essays like this are why I enjoy JPG! Outstanding!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain said (4 Apr 2013):

    thnak you all...

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Apr 2013):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag said (4 Apr 2013):

    Yeah Rad and voted! excellent story and photos!! Well done Saroj!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (4 Apr 2013):

    FAB photos & story, Saroj! Thanks 4 sharing!

  • Ester van Dam

    Ester van Dam said (4 Apr 2013):

    great reading and mesmerizing shots !

  • Andrew Dutton

    Andrew Dutton (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2013):

    Interesting story and great photos.....gets my vote.

  • Etan Doronne

    Etan Doronne said (6 Apr 2013):

    Saroj, Orissa is high on my list for to-go-to places on my next venture to India. This story, although second hand, will always be one of my first memories from there. Thanks.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (10 Apr 2013):

    Colorful and fascinating. Voted.

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