The Jayantika movement comprised of Gurus Pankaj Charan Das, Debaprasad Das, Mayadhar Raut and Kelucharan Mohapatra. They shaped the revival of the Odissi art form whose antecedents date back to 2nd century BC.

Kathakali performer and teacher Keezhpadam Kumaran Nair has taught items to several stars including Ranjan, M G Ramachandran, and the famous dance trio Lalitha, Padmini and Ragini.

In Orissa, there are manuscripts, which deal with the dance of Shiva, giving a detailed description of the tandavas as also the details of the manner in which the tandava is to be executed. (Kapila Vatsyayan Indian Classical Dance)

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