Tridhara and Debadhara present
Debadhara 2015
Dedicated to Guru Debaprasad Das
April 30 to May 2, 2015 New Delhi

April 14, 2015

Tridhara in collaboration with Debadhara is organizing DEBADHARA 2015, a festival of Indian classical dance & music. This festival will be held from 30th April to 2nd May 2015 and features world famous classical dance and music artists from different parts of the country. The Debadhara festival is organized by Debadhara (An academy of Odissi dance & music) under direct supervision of Guru Binayak Panda. This festival is dedicated to Late Guru Debaprasad Das.

The first and second day of the festival will present solo, duet and group classical dance performances at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The closing day of the festival will present Indian classical music by the eminent artists at the C. D. Desmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. All are welcome.

SCHEDULE:
30th April 2015
Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, 6:30pm
The festival will be inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum Natural Gas, Govt of India. The Guest of Honor is Shri Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary Ministry of Home Affairs.

The artists of the evening:

Ranjana Gauhar

Darshana Jhaveri

Saroja Vaidyanathan

Debadhara
- Guru Ranjana Gauhar (solo Odissi dance)
- Guru Darshana Jhaveri (solo Manipuri dance)
- Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan (solo Bharatanatyam)
- Group Odissi dance production GANANAYAK PANCHAKAM presented by principal dancers of Debadhara. Music composed by Prafulla Kar, Rhythm by Guru Dhaneshwar Swain, Dance by Guru Gajendra Panda, Directed by Guru Binayak Panda

1st May 2015
Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, 6:30pm
The second day of the Debadhara Festival will start with the lighting of lamp by the Chief Guest Shri Jual Oram, Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Affairs, Govt of India. The Guest of Honor is Shri Suresh Chandra Panda, Former Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Home Affairs.

The artists of the evening:

Gajendra Panda

Archita Sahu

Jayarama & Vanashree Rao

Uma Sharma
- Guru Gajendra Panda (solo Odissi dance)
- Archita Sahu, Odiya Film Actress (solo Odissi dance)
- Gurus Jayarama Rao & Vanashree Rao (Duet Kuchipudi dance)
- Guru Uma Sharma (solo Kathak dance)

2nd May 2015
C.D. Desmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, 6.30pm
The closing ceremony of the festival will be inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri Shekhar Dutt, Former Governor of Chhattisgarh. The Guest of Honor is Shri Ajay Kumar Kanoujia, Director, Ministry of Home  Affairs.

The artists of the evening:

A. Maheshwar Rao

Chandrima Majumdar

Rosey Brahma

Biswajit Roychowdhury
- Pt. Guru A. Maheshwar Rao (Hindustani Vocal)
- Chandrima Majumdar (Sarod)
- Rosey Brahma (Hindustani Vocal)
- Prof. Biswajit Roychowdhury (Violin)

About Guru Debaprasad Das
Late Guru Debaprasad Das is one of the founders of Odissi dance, well known for his pure and unique style. He was the former professor of Odissi Dance in Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Bhubaneswar. He presented Odissi dance for the first time outside of Odisha and outside of India.

About Debadhara
Debadhara is a pioneering organization which upholds the unique style of Late Guru Debaprasad Das and promotes a synthetic gharana imbibing essence from tribal and folk traditions established in eighties when Guruji was alive. The aim of this institute is to impart training in Odissi dance and to promote the ancient arts of this country. Debadhara has staged performances in various prestigious festivals in India and abroad and organizing workshops. The Debadhara Award is presented to talented classical dance and music artistes. This institute was established in 2003 in New Delhi by Guru Binayak Panda.

About Guru Binayak Panda
Guru Binayak Panda, as Director or Debadhara, started his dance career at a young age of nine, under the able guidance of his elder brother Guru Gajendra Panda. With rigorous training he developed to be one of the foremost custodians of the Debaprasad parampara of Odissi. He has spent almost two decades in making significant contribution to the Odissi repertoire by organizing regular workshops, programs and festivals.  He represents one of the most dynamic young Odissi gurus who is making constant efforts in keeping alive the tradition of Late Guru Debaprasad Das.

The festival is supported by Tridhara, Bhubaneswar, India Habitat Centre and India International Centre New Delhi.

Contact:
Mobile: + 91 9861008127
e-mail: pandagajendra989@gmail.com