Art Vision presents
12th Sangam Festival
Rabindra Mandap, 7pm
September 13, 2016 Bhubaneswar

August 22, 2016

Art Vision is organising the 12th Sangam Festival, a confluence of dance on the 13th of September at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, at 7pm.
The festival is 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. Every year, two styles of dance come together on the same platform to showcase recent and innovative works. While Odissi is a constant factor, the other classical style varies every year.

This year the festival opens with AKSHARA, a new presentation by the Art Vision repertory group. Choreography is by Ileana Citaristi, music by Laxmikanta Palit and original Odia poetry by Devdas Chhotray. It is meant to be a homage to the Odia alphabet, whose round letters are considered to be born out of three original sunya or zero, which represent the entire universe. But will the small kids who learn to draw them in their childhood understand the philosophy behind it? They can only read the letters which they find in the shapes offered by the natural landscape around them.

The second item of the evening is offered by Swati Daithankar and troupe from Pune. TEJONIDHI is an audiovisual presentation in Bharatanatyam style inspired by the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda. The script, concept and choreography are by Swati while the music is by Dhananjay Daithankar.
The third presentation is KARUNA, an Odissi homage to Mother Theresa by the Art Vision dance troupe. This is the story of a woman who, at a certain point of her life, leaves everything behind to follow a call towards the unknown, carrying with her only her unshakable faith and her love for the poorest of the poor. From one she became many, hundreds, thousands who wanted to follow in her holy path. The dance composition is a humble tribute to her. Concept, choreography and costumes by Ileana CItaristi, music by Laxmikanta Palit and lyrics by Devdas Chhottray and Prafulla Kumar Misra.