Rediscovering the Cultural Heritage of India
Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar September 15-16, 2014, (Monday-Tuesday) 6.30 pm Onwards
The Sampoorna Geetagovinda Festival will be the first ever stage performance in vocal rendition of all twenty four prabandhas, geetas or songs of Geetagovinda in entirety covering all the padas or stanzas.

Festival Highlights

The Sampoorna Geetagovinda Festival will be the first ever stage performance in vocal rendition of all twenty four prabandhas, geetas or songs of Geetagovinda in entirety covering all the padas or stanzas.

This will follow the music composition of Dr Subas Pani for ‘Sampoorna Geetagovinda’. Four senior Odissi Gurus will present these songs with their students and colleagues, specially trained for this festival. The two day festival will have four sessions, two each evening and each session of approximately one hour will feature six songs in vocal music.

Geetagovinda Prtisthana is collaborating with Utkal University of Culture, Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya and Guru Kelu Charan Mahapatra Odissi Research Centre to present this unique festival. Odissi Guru Shri Sukanta Kumar Kundu, Guru Shri Keshava Raut, Guru Shri Bijaya Jena and Guru Sushree Sangeeta Gosain will present six songs each with their students and other artistes in solo, duet and group formats. The festival will feature gurus along with senior, experienced, young and a few very young artistes. The singers will be accompanied by senior gurus and experienced and young musicians on mardala, khol, manjeera, venu, sitar and violin.

Backdrop

Sri Geetagovinda Pratisthana, is celebrating the devarpan & lokarpan of Odia book ‘Sampoorna Geetagovinda’ by Dr Subas Pani with two back to back complementary festivals of performing arts - Ashtapadi & Sampoorna Geetagovinda at Bhubaneswar from 12th through 16th September, 2014. These feature Odissi dance recitals and vocal renditions of all twenty four songs of Jayadeva’s Geetagovinda in solo, duet and group formats in new choreography and music composition – a first ever unique cultural event focusing on a single text –“Geetagovinda”, a Sanskrit Classic of twelfth century by saint poet Jayadeva that is one of the trasures of the World Cultural Heritage..

The Odia book ‘Sampoorna Geetagovinda’ provides a critical edition of authentic text of Jayadeva’s Geetagovinda with variant readings, anvaya, word by word meanings and a prose translation along with a comprehensive introduction and includes complete musical notations of all songs and slokas.