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Indian Performing Arts Promotions Inc. (IPAP),

5H Center – USA,
and Orissa Society of America (OSA)


Orissa Dance Academy (ODA)

Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Reviving two thousand years of Odissi –

a cultural show featuring a world renowned classical dance group

under the tutelage of Smt. Aruna Mohanty

Do not miss this experience of a lifetime - movement so powerfully beautiful, it touches the soul.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

5:30 - 7:30 pm

at the Cultural Arts Center,

Montgomery College Takoma Park campus
7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910


Pratap Das 301-801-7757 l Subhash Zaveri 301-384-8957

Prakash Sahu 703-689-0591 l Alpana Das 703-591-5099

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As preparation to out future Odissi Festival, we have started publishing all our videos to YouTube and photos to Picassa. We need volunteers who can help us edit the video and photo information online. No video/photo editing experience is required. You will not be editing any videos/photos as part of this. Only updating information about photos/videos that has been uploaded. You can view out complete video archive from 2003 Odissi Festival at Washington DC at

4 DVD 2003 Festival set for 3 Volunteers

As a token of our appreciation, we have 3 sets of our 4 DVD set from 2003 Odissi Festival to hand out to you. Who will be those lucky 3? We need your help and support to spread awareness about Odissi worldwide.


Email us at ipap at with a brief introduction about you and how you can help.

We have exciting events planned for this year and going forward. Stay tuned. If you would like to volunteer to keep running then don't hesitate to offer your help. We need you to spread Odissi awareness worldwide.

We have uploaded our entire 2003 Festival videos to YouTube. Check our channel at

Here are some sample videos

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After a long hiatus & break from Odissi, I found some time to show some love to this website. As you all can guess we run wonderful drupal to power this site. I upgraded to Drupal 6.2 & as a result things could have been broken. Please let me know if u see anything.

Smitalay organises ‘SAMSMARANAM’, a tribute to Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, the epochal Odissi dancer. Guruji’s legacy still continues in the form of his countless students who strive to popularize Odissi in India and around the world.

This year’s edition of ‘SAMSMARANAM’ will see Kumkum Lal from Delhi make a presentation of traditional Odissi. Also, Ratikant and Sujata Mohapatra, along with a few other artistes from Srjan, Bhubaneswar, will present some innovative pieces choreographed using Odissi vocabulary by Ratikant Mohapatra.

Donor passes for ‘SAMSMARANAM’ will be available at the venue from April 5, 2007 onwards. Please do make it a point to attend and join us in savouring sweet memories.

Date: April 7, 2007 (Saturday).
Venue: Manik Sabhagriha, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (W), Mumbai, INDIA.
Time: 6:30 pm.

For further details, contact Guru Smt. Jhelum Paranjape.
(Tel: +91-22-26616398; E-mail