Mukteswar Dance Festival

Mukteswar Dance Festival

The magical performances, star lit skies at the backdrop of the temple reminds you of the glorious cultural heritage, immortalized so skillfully in Odisha's Temple Architecture.This year enjoy the enthralling performances from 14th - 16th January at the Mukteshwar Temple

About the event

The Mukteswar Dance Festival organised by Odisha Tourism is one of the Marquee events of the Temple City. The event is an effort to showcase the cultural heritage of Odisha to the world and is held each year from 14th Jan to 16th Jan. The event was first held in 1984 and since 2004 has been held every year.

The festival celebrates Odissi dance one of the oldest classical dance forms in the country and so beautifully captured in the in the form of danseuse's enacting various mudras in the centuries old temples of the state. Odissi over the years has gained immense popularity globally for the graceful movements and high spiritual quotient attached with each dance composition.

Connoisseurs of classical dance across the world witness the performances by the maestros enacted amidst divine settings. Over the years luminaries of Odissi dance like Sujata Mohapatra, Aruna Mohanty, Ratikant Mohapatra, Madhvi Mudgal to name a few have graced the festival.

Programme 2019

The graceful moves, the trinkets' of the anklets and symphony of music against the backdrop of the magnificent temple makes for a magical evening.


  • Chorus (Shiva Vandana)

    GKCM ORC, Bhubaneswar

  • Solo Odissi

    Surupa Sen, Bangalore

  • Duet Odissi

    Rajiv Bhattacharya & Subikash Mukherjee, Kolkata

  • Group Odissi

    Pravat Kumar Swain & Group (Nrutya Naibedya), Bhubaneswar


  • Chorus (Shiva Vandana)

    Rupak Parida & Group, Bhubaneswar

  • Solo Odissi

    Lingaraj Pradhan, Bhubaneswar

  • Duet Odissi

    Lipsa Satapathy & Y. Asha Kumari, New Delhi

  • Group Odissi

    Sutapa Talukdar & Group (Gurukul), Kolkata


  • Chorus (Shiva Vandana)

    Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya (Shri.B.K Jena )

  • Solo Odissi

    Janhabi Behera, Bhubaneswar

  • Duet Odissi

    Tapan Kumar Sahu & Bidya Biswajita, Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar

  • Group Odissi

    Meera Das & Group (Gunjan Dance Academy), Cuttack

Stepping on The Stage

This year's ensemble is ready to leave an imprint at the famous 10th century temple with their grace, poise, deftness and composition. Mark your calendar and join in for the cultural extravaganza.

Stepping
on The
Stage

This year's ensemble is ready to leave an imprint at the famous 10th century temple with their grace, poise, deftness and composition. Mark your calendar and join in for the cultural extravaganza.

Janhabi Behera

& group, Bhubaneswar

Meera Das

& Group (Gunjan Dance Academy), Cuttack

Pravat Kumar Swain

& group, Bhubaneswar

Lipsa Satapathy

& Y. Asha Kumari, New Delhi

Rajiv Bhattacharya

& Subikash Mukherjee, Kolkata

Previous Years

2015

Mukteswar Dance Festival

2016

Mukteswar Dance Festival

2017

Mukteswar Dance Festival

2018

Mukteswar Dance Festival

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