That evening the seminar was followed by the Panchyakanya Odissi Dance choreographies of Padmashri Guru Pankaj Charan Das as presented by Ratna Roy with Scheherazaad Cooper and Sitara Thobani peforming the pure dances. Odissi musicians accompanying them were Sri Ghanashyam Panda and Smt. Minati Bhanja (voice), Sri Dhaneswar Swain on mardala, Sri Ramesh Das on violin, Sri Jyoti Mishra on sitar, Sri Parasuram Das on flute, and Sri Suryakanta Pani on manjira. The performance was at 6 pm at Purbashree Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake, Kolkata (Calcutta).
Though I would have loved to put up some video frames, my camera and tapes were stolen in Delhi on our way back home. --David
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