Jayantika presents
Nritya Parampara
Triveni Kala Sangam
July 6 - 8, 2017 New Delhi

June 28, 2017

To mark the 87th birthday of a living legend of Odissi, Guru Mayadhar Raut, his disciples present NRITYA PARAMPARA. He was part of the Jayantika movement that was instrumental in getting classical dance status for Odissi. He learnt directly under Rukmini Devi at Kalakshetra in Chennai, is a master of Natya Shastra and Abhinaya Darpana and enriched the Odissi dance form with the abhinaya element.

"Mayadhar's main contribution would seem to be in the field of abhinaya where the Odissi legacy was not particularly rich. Direct translation from word into the vocabulary of gestures, made the art of suggestion unknown and elaborating on the given text through sanchari embellishments was absent. Mayadhar's interventions not only brought in the techniques of sanchari into Odissi abhinaya, but he also innovated new mudras to increase the existing thin vocabulary of gestures. The entire sub text woven round the main sahitya line, which has become such a part of Odissi abhinaya owes its beginnings to Mayadhar's guidance."
- Leela Venkataraman

Dates: July 6 - 8, 2017
Venue: Triveni Kala Sangam Chamber Theatre, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi
Time: 6.30pm

July 6

Inauguration by chief guest Mridula Pradhan
Manipuri by Chetna Wahengbam (disciple of Kamaljeet Wahengbam)
Odissi by Jayanti Chakraborty Sarmah (disciple of Madhumita Raut)
Bharatanatyam by Nitya Balasubramanian (disciple of Jayalakshmi Easwar)
Odissi by Mala Desai (disciple of Guru Mayadhar Raut)

July 7

Chief guest: Priya Hingorani
Odissi by Priyanka Venkateswaran (disciple of Madhumita Raut)
Kuchipudi by Babita Phukan (disciple of Meenu Thakur)
Odissi by Aadya Kaktikar (disciple of Guru Mayadhar Raut and Madhumita Raut)
Chhau by Shubam Acharya (disciple of Shashadar Acharya)

July 8

Chief guest: Debjani Chakraborty
Contemporary dance by Shifali Taakiya (disciple of Kishore Sharma)
Odissi by Naimisha Pradhan (disciple of Madhumita Raut)
Odissi by Srabanti Bandyopadhyay (disciple of Madhumita Raut)
Bharatanatyam by Pratibha Nair (disciple of Sharmishta Mallick)

Info: madhumitaraut@gmail.com