Abhinna Sundar Gotipua Dance Gurukul
Our voluntary institution is situated at Raghurajpur village (14km from the pilgrimage town of Puri, Orissa), in the residence of Guru Basanta Kumar Moharana & founder Director Guru Sri Laxman Moharana.
Under the Guru's tutelage and guidance, the institute has been working for the promotion and popularisation of the unique traditional Gotipua dance for 10 years.
It has already trained some Gotipua dancers who have become Odissi dancers, Gotipua dance gurus, instructors, etc... in their later life.
This institution also provide the boys with formal schooling up to the 10th class. The boys stay with the Guru in his residence for at least six years to complete the course of training.
Ten years ago, when the Gotipua dance declined and was on the verge of extinction due to lack of sponsorship and to the collapse of the gymnasiums in Puri city, this Institute started a Gotipua dance school in a traditional way where the boys receive the instruction fully residential.
It is nowadays one of the only traditional Gotipua school where the dancers stay at residence with the Guru to receive the technical and spiritual essence of this unique dance. The Institute has just inaugurated his new Gurukul house in January 2010.
Over the years, the Institute has painstakingly developed the dance form to the present level of sophistication and acceptance.
Abhinna Sundar Gotipua Nrutya Parishad, literally on its own, by virtue of their dance performances everywhere, has revived this traditional dance of Orissa, and made it well-known among the people of India and abroad.