Ollywood popular actress Archita Sahu is going to perform Gitagobinda through Odissi today evening (5th Dec) at the Konark Festival, who was always aiming to perform at this festival.
“It’s a privilege for me to portray Gitagobinda through Odissi composed by My Guru, Shree Pitambar Biswal at THE KONARK FESTIVAL…Wish Me Luck !!” said Archita Sahu.
Sun temple of konark is always popular among the culture and tour loving people across the world, the Odisha Tourism Development Corporation and Odissi Research Center jointly organised the world famous Konark dance festival from 1st to 5th December every year on the open air auditorium in the backdrop of the majestic Sun temple in Konark, Odisha in India. Konark dance festival was organized for the first time in 1989 by late Odissi Padmashree Guru Gangadhar Pradhan. The only aim behind this festival is to bring in many performers into its cultural family and creating of international cultural friendship and brotherhood.
This festival has established its own uniqueness in the sense that talented dancers and their troupes of national and international reputation join and perform Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathak, Manipuri, Mohiniattam, Chhau and other tribal, folk and classical dances on the fascinating stage of the Konark Natyashala. It is a common platform to witness various forms of Indian classical dances. For five days, this World Heritage Site echo’s with the beats of Phakawaj, the tune of flute and the rhythmic sounds of ghungroos combine to transcend one into a fantasy. The pits of the platform opened to the sky resembling some sorts of stage performance in the famous Shakespearean era.
A sand art exhibition and a crafts fair are also arranged during the Konark dance festival which serves a wide variety of delicious cuisines, variety of handicrafts and magnificent handmade sand statues by sand artists. This fair also adds more fun to the dance festival thus making it a perfect site for a family get together and a cheerful experience to tourists.