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Thursday, December 1, 2016

KONARK FESTIVAL’2016 : 1-5 December’2016 ( 6.00 PM to 8.30 PM- Live on DD-Bharati)




The Sun Temple in Konark, about 65 KM from Bhubaneswar, near the sacred city of Puri in Odisha better known as the “Black Pagoda” is a magnificent structure built of black granite designed as the chariot of the Sun God drawn by seven exquisitely carved horses. The temple situated on the Chandrabhaga beach of Konark is famed as a world heritage site.

An Open Air Auditorium with the temple as the backdrop is the venue of the Konark Festival, a major dance festival held annually in the first week of December which showcases a magical parade of the classical and traditional dance forms of India. The objective of Konark Festival is also to promote Konark as well as Odisha as place of tourist destination.A host of celebrated dancers from all over the country perform in the Open Air Auditorium. This year , the festival is a celebration of the much appreciated Odissi, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam, Bharatnatyam, Kathak and Manipuri. 

International Sand Art Festival at Chandrabhaga Beach, Konark which held simultaneously with Konark Festival is also another attraction for tourists.Doordarshan Kendra, Bhubaneswar has made elaborate arrangements to cover the event LIVE over DD-Bharati during 1-5 December’2016 between 6.00 PM and 8.30 PM each day. The Kendra will also telecast the programme from 12.30 PM to 3.00 PM on following days on DD-Odia (2-6 Dec.’2016).This annual event is organized by Odisha Tourism every year. This year , the details of performances will be as follows: 

1.12.16
Odissi
Madhavi Mudgal & Group,
New Delhi.
Kuchipudi
Kishore Musolkanti & Group,
Chennai
2.12.16
Mohiniattam
Nina Prasad & Group,
Kerala
Odissi
Meera Das & Gunjan Group ,
Cuttack
3.12.16
Odissi
Jyotsna Sahoo & Group,
Cuttack
Bharatnatyam
 A.Lakshmanaswamy, Nrithyalakshana,
Chennai
4.12.16
Kathak
 Asim Bandhu Bhattacharjee & Group,
Kolkata
Odissi
GKCM Odissi Research Centre, Bhubaneswar
5.12.16
Odissi
Pitambar Biswal, Suravi Group
 Bhubaneswar
Manipuri
Priti Patel & Group,
Kolkata
Contributed By:Pranabandhu Behera ,pbbehera60@gmail.com

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