Bhubaneswar:9/9/18: The fourth evening of the OMC Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival 2018, featured a beautiful mix of dance and music with the legendary Pandit Rajendra Gangani’ spellbinding Kathak performance and Ambi Subramaniam’s captivating solo Violin rendition.
The festival has been presenting performances by both established and budding artistes that the Odisha audience has not yet witnessed, giving them the experience of witnessing an exemplary performer as well as the novelty of an upcoming star.
The evening commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp in the presence of eminent Odissi dancers Aruna Mohanty and Pranati Mohanty.
The stage opened with a solo performance by Kathak maestro Pt Rajendra Gangani. He began his recital with Jagannatha Swami Nayana Pathagami Bhava Tume paying obeisance to Lord Jagannath. This was followed by his first main piece, Durga Stuti by Guru Gobind Singhji, portraying the power and grandeur of Goddess Durga.The festival had begun on September 5.