“Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself”. – Havelock Ellis
Krupa Doshi of Class VIII gave a different dimension to Odissi dancing during the 26th India Theatre Olympiad held at Cuttack from September 1 to 10, 2018. The elegant dancer mesmerized the assemblage with a brilliant performance of Guru Vandana, donning a pair of Roller Skates along with the dancing bells adorning her ankles. Throughout the performance, the young girl gracefully maintained the poise of an Odissi dancer reflecting her hard work and confidence.
The program was part of the Annual International Theatre Festival, 2018 which provides a wonderful platform for countries to strengthen ties through art. The cultural extravaganza depicts the rich, multi-dimensional and varied performing arts of India.
Artists from several countries like Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA, Afghanistan, Greece etc., had taken part in the festival. It was organised by Utkal Yuva Sanskrutik Sangh in collaboration with Dept of Odia Language, Literature and Culture, Govt of Odisha in association with District Administration, Cuttack.