Gita Govinda: An Odissi Dance Concert

ACTA - Posted on 30 August 2010

Event Date(s)
6:00 pm

Ektaa Center
2691 Richter Ste 105
Irvine, CA 92606

Ektaa Center presents 'Gita Govinda' a timeless tale of Love, an Odissi dance presentation featuring Sujata Mohapatra and Rajib Bhattacharya accompanied by the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company (Toronto).  Gita Govinda is a complete dance interpretation in Odissi style of the famous Sanskrit poem by the 12 century poet, Jayadeva. Revered as a masterpiece of lyrical and poetic content, it has held the imagination of generations with its rich imagery, its entrancing music and its passionate depiction of the relationship of Radha and (Lord) Krishna. Sujata Mohapatra, disciple and daughter-in-law of legendary Guru (Late) Kelucharan Mohapatra along with Rajib Bhattacharya, also a product of 'Srjan' the dance institution established by the late Guru and his son Ratikant Mohapatra will be featured lead dancers. They perform with the famed Menaka Thakkar Dance Company (MTDC), the first Indian Dance Company in Canada. Established in 1978 in Toronto, the award winning Company includes up to 20 professional dancers trained under Dr. Menaka Thakkar for 16 to 25 years.

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TICKETS: VIP, $25, $18 (Discounts for Seniors, Students and groups of 10 or more)For tickets call (310) 781-7171 or visit*For VIP or group tickets call (949) 300-8912

* Tickets go on sale September 10. For advance VIP seating or groups please call (949) 300-8912.