Odishi duet enthralls everyone in Khajuraho Festival
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Fourth day of 47th Khajuraho Dance Festival commenced on Tuesday with a duet Odissi dance performance based on Ardhanarishwar, Pallavi and Dashavatar by Vinod Kevin Bachchan and Vrinda Chaddha. In the same sequence, Anita Sharma and company presented Krishna Vandana, Sathriya group on theme of Leela Purushottam and Leela Govindam and Priya Srivastava presented Kathak dance.
Dance performances organised on Maa Jagadamba and Kandariya Mahadev premises proved a treat to the eye. Audience at Khajuraho dance festival were left spellbound and spiritually enchanted by the mesmerising performances.
Vinod Kevin Bachchan and Vrinda Chaddha Padam, who performed duet Odissi dance, are senior disciples of Ranjana Gauhar. Kevin has acquired extensive training in various regional folk styles of Odisha along with South Indian dance art Kuchipudi.
Vrinda Chadha has acquired national scholarship of Ministry of Culture for Odissi Dance. Both artists have performed at different forums in India and abroad in an amazing harmony of rhythm and physical poses. Anita Sharma is a proven artist of Assam’s Nritya Satriya. She has acquired Satriya dance training from Padma Shri Nrityacharya Jatin Goswami.
Apart from being an “A” grade Doordarshan artist, she has been awarded with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2014, Devadasi Award, Nritya Vidushi Samman etc. Priya Shrivastava has captivated innumerable audiences in the country and abroad with her innovative style of Kathak dance. She has been honoured for bagging first position in Akhil Bharatiya Kiran Mahotsav held in city of Katni in 2011 and Gold Medal for best performance in National Open Youth Festival.
Priya Srivastava has performed in various prestigious ceremonies like Chakradhar ceremony, Rana Kumbha festival, Kalidas ceremony. Art lovers witnessed the best classical dance spellbinding performances at the Khajuraho Dance Festival with total concentration.