Bhubaneswar, Apr 6 UNI | 4 months ago

Srijan in collaboration with Art Vision will be organising 'Samsmaranam', a three-day festival from April 7 to 9 to mark the 10th anniversary of noted Odisi exponent Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra popularly known as Guruji

Srijan Director Ratikanta Mohapatra said the three-day evening will be embellished by performances by Guruji's leading disciples from inside and outside the country, recreating the ambiance of the Guru-Shishya relationship along with new and innovative choreography

On April 8 and 9 a number of dance recitals by junior and upcoming disciple alike, Odissi music recitals, a film on Guruji, as well as discussion on personal experiences with Guruji by his disciples, friends & colleagues titled 'Remembering Guruji' will be performed.

Mr Mohapatra said ten years have quickly passed by, ten years without Guruji and all of us whom he has left behind have only his memories to sustain us.

"His passion for dance and music inspired all of us to begin a journey in creativity. The demands that he made on us were living proof that only commitment can lead to the green pastures of excellence and accomplishment.

"It is in memory of this wonderful human being and renowned guru that yet again we need Guruji's help to rekindle the spark that he ignited in many of us, his friends, well-wishers, colleagues, and especially many of his beloved disciples who have dedicated their lives to traditional Odissi dance,"

(Posted on 06-04-2014)