Naba Gunjan

“Naba Gunjan” an initiative of Gunjan Dance Academy which made its debut last year with a aim to provide a platform to the young odissi dancers from all over to showcase their skills, saw an overwhelming response in it’s second year. The well attended event held on 10th June¬† witnessed some tough competition, good dancers & wonderful compositions. The experience was further enriched by the tips & observations made by the esteemed jury comprising of guru shri Ratikant Mohapatra, Smt. Mamta Kar, Smt. Chapala Mishra, Smt. & Nishi Das.
The day long event culminated with a series of performances by the winners of both category and group dances by the young dancers of Gunjan.The event was well managed by Sasmita panda along with Munmun Singh, Swapna Dutta, Swarnamayee Behera,Sweekruti Das, Akankhya Mohanty,& Bhagyashree under the watchful eyes and guidance of Guru Smt Meera das.






Sasmita’s Performance

Sasmita Panda a senior disciple of guru Smt. Meera Das performed in 13th debadasi festival organised by Debadasi Nrutyanjali..

She performed hamsadhwani pallavi which is one of the finest choreography of padmabibhusan Guru Shri. Kelucharan Mohapatra and taba-birahe an abhinay from gita govinda(astapadi) choreographed by guru Smt. Meera Das. Her impressive performance was very well received by the odissi lovers present there… some of them remarked that her hard work, dedication was evident. The style and teachings of her Guru Smt. Meera Das manifested in her performance which is the hallmark of guru-shishya parampara.

We are very thankful to Debadasi Nrutyanjali for giving her this opportunity.