Friday, 22 June 2012

Rina Jana’s Odissi recital - Dr. Sunil Kothari

Under the aegis of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in their Horizon series, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s senior disciple Rina Jana from Kolkata gave a delectable Odissi recital on 15th June 2012.

Trained under Kelubabu’s watchful eye, Rina had from a very young age shown potential of being a dancer of merit. She watched Sanjukta Panigrahi and was much influenced by her dancing. She took lessons from her also and at one point she looked like Sanjukta when dancing. Then it was brought to her notice that she had to develop her own individual style and not imitate Sanjukta. That was enough and since then she performs with élan and confidence like a born dancer. 

Read the review in the site


  1. Thanks Sunilbhai for this review.
    I was a bit upset as I did miss the show, however now feeling better reading through your column :-)
    Pranam - Goutam