Art Vision presents
10th Sangam Festival, a confluence of dance
Rabindra Mandap, 7pm
September 11, 2014 Bhubaneswar

August 29, 2014

Sangam Festival has been conceived as an offering of new and exclusive choreographic compositions in two different dance styles in honor of all the gurus who have guided and inspired us in our journey in the world of dance. The month of September has been chosen because of the ‘guru diwasa’ day which falls this month.  Since the year 2005 every year, during this month, the festival has hosted two dance groups in two different dance styles who come together on the same platform to present recent and innovative choreographic works.

While Odissi has been a constant factor, the other classical styles have been presented in rotation; renowned exponents of Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam, Manipuri and Contemporary have alternatively share the stage with the new and innovative choreographies presented each year by Art Vision artists.

“For me it has been a wonderful journey, an occasion for facing each year with the exciting challenge of creating a new group production to be premiered during the festival.  Soon after the first edition it became almost a ritual to start thinking about a new subject to compose for the next edition and to draw inspiration for it from the most different and unexpected quarters.
This year Art Vision will present a production based on Hermann Hesse’s ‘Siddhartha,’   a book which shaped my life in the early 70s as it did to a whole generation of young people on their spiritual journey  in search of a deeper meaning of life. The Odia poetry has been written by Devdas Chhotray and the music has been composed by Annada Prasanna Pattanaik.”
- Ileana Citaristi

The guest artist is Vinitha Netungadi and her troupe Sreerangam. Vinita hails from a family of art and literature from Kerala and has obtained a Post Graduate Degree in Mohiniattam from Kerala Kalamandalam. She will present three of her choreographies, Mukhachalam, an item of pure nritta, Gitanjali, based on the collection of poems by Rabindranath Tagore translated by the  Malayali poet G. Sankara Kurup, and Kekiyattam, the peacock dance.
Date: Sept 11, 2014
Venue: Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar
Time: 7pm