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Pradipti Jayaram Sep 8, 2015 - In a mini auditorium-like set-up, where classes are held, situated inside the lush campus of the New Delhi-based Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication (SACAC), around 38 women students sit in rapt attention.
The Hindu-So I thought, if I have to do choreography, I must have my own group, my own students. Second reason was that I wanted to pass on whatever I had learnt from Guruji (Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra). I learnt it in great details as I stayed with him for more than 20 years till his death. I meticulously reported every item I learnt with their variations and corrections, if any. I was lucky that I learnt from him in the early 1980s when his style and maturity was on top . So all the compositions and the refinements that are being carried on now had matured at that time and I was receiving them all. So I wanted to pass it down. Along the way, there have been a lot of frustrations also.
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All the students of the first batch got married. After giving so much energy and time, they go away. Most of them are girls and their destinies are all similar. In Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s school, I had hardly seen any boy students.
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After 1980 Jena moved to Cuttack and established Kamala Kala Pith to train local young dancers and also dancers who came from abroad to study Odissi.
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