Srjan presents
OMC Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival
Rabindra Mandap
Sept 5 - 9, 2018 Bhubaneswar

August 30, 2018

'OMC Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival' is the 24th  edition of the fest to be held between 5th to 9th September 2018, at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneshwar.
This year eminent personalities will be awarded on Sept 9 with 'NALCO Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award' & 'NALCO Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Yuva Prativa Samman.' The NALCO Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award has been presented on an annual basis in the field of Dance, Music, Theatre & Cinema to exceptional individuals with a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000 to each artiste and a citation. Two such awards are presented each year. Additionally, the NALCO Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Yuva Prativa Samman will be presented with a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 each to four meritorious young artistes in the area of classical dances and Odissi music for their continuous outstanding performances.

After the GKCM Award presentation on 9th September, two new choreographies will be showcased by Srjan. The first one is KIRVANI MADHURIMA, a neo-classical innovation and an amalgam of traditional Odissi with contemporary music based on Raga Kirwani and the second is MAATI, a presentation in Odissi dance derived from an inspiring and popular poem by the iconic Odia poet Sri Radha Mohan Gadanayak. The dance choreography for both the items have been done by Ratikant Mohapatra. The music composition for Kirwani Madhurima is by Dr. Vizarsu Balasubramanium and script by Pt. Nityananda Misra. The music composition for Maati is by Laxmikant Palit and the script adaptation is by Jaydev Das.  On the concluding day of the festival noted film personality Hema Malini will grace the evening.

"NALCO Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award" 
Dr. Satchi Das for Theatre
Guru Lingaraj Behera for Dance

"NALCO Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Yuva Prativa Samman"
Sonali Mohapatra, Bhubaneswar for Odissi dance
Subikash Mukherjee, Kolkata for Odissi dance
Swati Sinha, Delhi for Kathak dance
Rohan Dahale, Mumbai for Odissi mardala

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