The first rendition in Kathak by the group of Singh, an accomplished Kathak practitioner of the Raigarh School, was 'The Divine Krushna' depicting Lord Krishna's Childhood activities adored by all the Gopis for Rasleela.
The next recital was 'Shiv Om' that described the culmination of the process of creation followed by Shakti Swaroopa, saluting Indian women power. The final presentation was Anubhuti, the Raigarh Kathak a unique form that emanated from the Raigarh Royal family.
The second set of performances were of Odissi, led by Sharmila Biswas, a noted classical danseuse and Odissi choreographer. Odissi by the repertory Dancers of Odishi Vision and movement centre presented Darshan a four part production celebrating Lord Shiva creating Tandava and Parvati creating Lasya.
The second item was Kalashree depicting the beauty of Kalaa, the Art, followed by Shinagar and Ecstasy of celebration.
The second day of the festival started with lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the RDC Central Division Mahendra Kumar Mallick. Odia Language, Literature and Culture Director Bijaya Kumar Nayak, Director and Special Secretary Tourism Odisha Archana Patnaik were present on the occasion.
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