ନୃତ୍ୟ (Dance)

Grand Welcome - Opening Ceremony

Description

A showcase of spectacle, a melting pot of Odisha and Global culture and much more. Promising to leave an ever-lasting impact!

True Spirit of Youth

Description

Millenial generation will put their best move forward and set the stage on fire!

Odissi Fest

Description

The show will feature the pure Odissi classical repertoire performed by solo, duet and group of young and senior artists.

Folklore (Chhau/Tribal dance)

Description

Discover , experience and connect to Odia folk culture

Genesis (Theme dance)

Description

Stir up the audience with your rhythmic rendition of a theme and enthrall them with your moves. Let the dance do the talking!

It’s a wrap - Closing Ceremony

Description

The stage lit with wide spectrum of our magnificent cultural heritage expressing sincere gratitude for coming together to rediscover our roots and ending the celebration at a memorable note!

ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା (Competitive Events)

Subrina Biswal for Performing Arts

Description

Subrina Biswal Performing Arts (Song, Dance, Instrumental) Competition for young talents between the ages of 8yr and 18yrs.
Eligibility Requirements: There will be two groups of participants, Junior(8years to 12 years) and senior(13 years-18 years).
1. Participant must be
      a. A child of a “voting member" of OSA with a primary residence in USA or Canada.
      b. Visitor VISA holders and children of visitor VISA holders are NOT eligible.
2. Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration.

Guidelines

Screening Requirements:

  1. The entries will be accepted strictly on first-come-first-serve basis and quality of the content.
  2. Please send video clips of the entire performance of the participant/group.
  3. Video clips can either be made available online (Google/ YouTube) and emailed to cultural@osa2019.org.
  4. The convention cultural team announces the finalists by a certain deadline which is recommended to be 31st March. Time limits (3min for Solo and 5min for Group) will be strictly enforced in this competition in all rounds and any entry that does not meet the time requirements will be disqualified immediately.

Disclaimer: The OSA Convention Cultural Committee will make the final decision regarding the participations and the groups will be notified of their acceptance formally by email. Please do not proceed to final stage of preparation (buying making props, costumes, recording/mixing music) until you are given the final approval by the convention cultural team.
Each participant/group is required to fill out an application online for the award competition. Each participant must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration.
Categories: All categories of performing arts (Vocal and instrumental music/dance/drama) are eligible except the following: magic, calisthenics, comedy or any other item that does not clearly represent performing arts. Comedy as part of drama or skit is acceptable. All the performances except instrumental music must be in Odia language.
Maximum number of items: Each participant will be allowed one solo and one group Performance maximum. However, no winner can win the same prize (e.g. first, second, third) under the same general category (e.g. song, dance, instrumental etc) in two consecutive years. For group entries, the whole group or selected individuals from the group may be awarded the prize. If the group wins the prize, the prize money will be divided equally among all eligible participants. The same person cannot win through both solo and group participation. In case that happens, the prize will be awarded to the group performance in the interest of more participants and the solo win will be ignored.
Logistics: The date and time will be communicated to participants well in advance.
Award Selection Guidelines: Entries will be evaluated for their talent in technique, performance creativity, overall value and age-performance relationship. Five judges will be selected from the attendees by the event chair in consultation with OSA Vice-president/Award Steering Committee Coordinator and host chapter organizer(s). The judges must have knowledge on performing arts. US IRS rules prohibit close relatives of participants from being selected as judges. In addition to the five judges to be selected from among the attendees, the OSA Vice-president / co-convener will also function as a judge. His/her scores will be used only in the event of a tie; otherwise OSA Vice-president/ co-convener score will not count.
Announcement of Award: Names of participants selected for the award will be announced during cultural Program.

Deadline

March 31st’ 2019

Champu, Chhanda and Odissi Music

Description

Unique competition to promote and recognize the classical singing of Odia musical
treasures including Odissi, Champu and Chhanda by young Odias
Preamble about Champu, Chhanda and Odissi music

Odissi
Odissi music belongs to the genre of Classical music of India and has its origin in the state of Odisha. Out of five main branches of Indian Classical music such as Avanti, Panchali, Udramagadhi, Hindustani and Carnatic, Udramagadhi exists in the form of Odissi music. Odissi songs traditionally depict the love and frolics of Radha and Lord Krishna. The classical Odissi dance is also performed with Odissi music. All songs of Odissi are sung in specific ‘Raagas’ and ‘Taals‘. The typical singing style of Odissi starts with a short ‘Aalap’, followed by the main song ‘Prabandha’. ‘Taan’ is used in the form of ’Sargam’ and it usually comes at the end of the song. It is set to the beats and pauses of the ‘Taal‘. Most of the Odissi songs are written by the renowned lyricists such as Jayadev, Kavisamrat Upendra Bhanja, Banamali, Deenakrushna, KavisuryaBaladevRath, Gopalakrushna, Birakishore Dev etc.

Champu
‘Kavya’ with admixture of both prose and poem are known as Champu. In a Champu composition, every stanza starts with the same alphabet. This is sung in ‘Raaga’ and ‘Tala‘. There is no Taan in this style of singing.
Chhanda

The main characteristic of these verses is the stress on rhythm. Every ‘Pada’ of a Chhanda is sung in the same swara. Singers sing from the Odia language epics of Ramayana, Mahabharata and from the Indian Puranas.
Champu, Chhanda and Odissi (CCO) Competition – Vocal
Odissi, Champu and Chhanda music competition is a part of the various competitions since the year of 2009. It was started in New Jersey. The competition is to promote and recognize the classical singing of Odia musical treasures including Odissi, Champu and Chhanda by young Odias in North America. This program is conceived by Mrs. Lata Misra.
Eligibility for CCO Vocal

  • There are two age groups for participants: 1- Junior (7 to 12 yrs old) and 2- Senior (13 to 18 yrs old)
  • Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration
  • Multiple Participants belonging to any particular OSA Chapter are allowed

Guidelines

Rules & Regulation:

  • There are 4 instruments that can be played in this competition. They are Harmonium, Tabla, Flute and Sitar.
  • Each participant is required to fill out the sign up form (Cultural Page of https://www.osa2019.org/) and send to cultural@osa2019.org by 31st of March.
  • Each participant/participants can choose any one type of song from Odissi, Champu and Chhanda
  • They also can choose whether they will sing through Karaoke CDs or live accompanists.
  • All Participants must participate for a rehearsal with Harmonium and Tabla accompanists, just one day before the convention at the convention place. Convention cultural committee will arrange the accompanists. The venue/time will be intimated to all participants through email or phone.
  • Since the CCO will be completing ten years and the number of participants are growing. In-case of high volume of entries there would be a preliminary round. The venue/time will be intimated to all participants through email or phone.
  • Participant can sing the song in the competition by memorizing the song or directly reading the song
  • Each participant/group can perform a maximum of 4 minutes.
  • All participants have to seat together at the competition dais
  • No judges will be selected from the chapter which will hold the convention.
  • A panel of three judges with decent knowledge of Odissi/Champu/Chhanda music will judge the competition. A relative of the competitor cannot be a Judge. A visiting Artist from Odisha will be the best person (if possible) to become a Judge for this competition. The Judges will focus on Sur, Tala and Laya and pronunciation.
  • Judges decision is final
  • Any question about the CCO Competition can be emailed to cultural@osa2019.org

Prizes
Cash prizes will be awarded to the participants for each group. Additionally,
certificates will be given to all the participants by the Convention cultural
committee.

Deadline

March 31st’ 2019

Pramode Patnaik Inter-chapter Drama

Description

Promotes traditional culture of Odisha through dramatic representation. A very popular program with Odia drama enthusiasts. The artists enthrall the audience with their impeccable acting skills.
Eligibility Requirements:

    1. Participant must be
      a. A “voting member" of OSA with a primary residence in USA or Canada.
      b. Visitor VISA holders are NOT eligible.
    2. Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration.

Guidelines

    1. The duration of the drama is limited to 18 minutes only (no exception); only 2 minutes will be provided for prop setup which makes the total time to be 20 minutes for each participation.
    2. Minimum 4 participants from 2-3 family per entry.
    3. One drama per each chapter/state/region will be eligible to compete in this category.
    4. It must come through the president of the concerned chapter or from an OSA life member.
    5. The entry has to have a different name & title than pre-registered dramas. Please check and confirm with the convention cultural team before you choose the drama.
    6. Each group should arrange their own props or instruments for competition.
    7. Any specific audio or light requirements need to inform while registering and convention cultural team will decide and let know if possible to provide such.
    8. Since the number of entries need to be limited due to time constraints, the convention cultural team may use additional screening requirements.
    9. The deadline for entries for submission is 31st of March which is decided by the convention cultural team.
    10. For any questions, please contact convention cultural team at Cultural@osa2019.org.
    11. Disclaimer: The OSA Convention Cultural Committee will make the final decision regarding the Drama entries and groups/chapters will be notified of their acceptance formally by email.
  • Logistics: The date and time will be communicated to chapters/participants well in advance.
    Award Selection Guidelines: Entries will be evaluated for their talent in technique, performance creativity, overall value and age-performance relationship. Five judges will be selected from the attendees by the event chair in consultation with OSA Vice-president/Award Steering Committee Coordinator and host chapter organizer(s). The judges must have knowledge of Drama/Theater performances. In addition to the five judges to be selected from among the attendees, the OSA Vice-president / co-convener will also function as a judge. His/her scores will be used only in the event of a tie; otherwise OSA Vice-president/ co-convener score will not count.
    Announcement of Award: Names of winners for the award will be announced during cultural Program.

    Deadline

    March 31st’ 2019

    Rising Star for Kids

    Description

    Here we come the little bubbles of OSA families to rock the stage. The target participants are tiny-tots, pre-school age and early elementary age children.
    Eligibility Requirements: There will be two groups of participants, Deimos(3 years to 5 years) and Phobos(6 years to 8 years).
    1. Participant must be
           a. A child of a “voting member" of OSA with a primary residence in USA or Canada.
           b. Visitor VISA holders and children of visitor VISA holders are NOT eligible.
    2. Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration.

    Guidelines

    Screening Requirements:

    • The entries will be accepted strictly on first-come-first-serve basis.
    • No participant may participate in more than one item in the Rising Stars event.
    • The duration of all items must fall within the following criteria:

    o Group Performance (Max 4 min)
    o Solo Performance (Max 3 Min)

    • Participants are encouraged to represent an OSA Chapter.
    • Application submission deadline is March 31st 2019.

    Disclaimer: The OSA Convention Cultural Committee will make the final decision regarding the participations and the groups will be notified of their acceptance formally by email. Please do not proceed to final stage of preparation (buying making props, costumes, recording/mixing music) until you are given the final approval by the convention cultural team.
    Each participant/group is required to fill out an application online for this competition. Each participant must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration. Rules and Guidelines:
    Categories: All categories of performing arts (Dance, Music, Vocal, instrumental, Acting) are eligible.

    • In case of large number of entries there will be an elimination round.
    • Group performances will be given priority over solo performances.
    • For any questions, please contact convention cultural team at Cultural@osa2019.org

    Logistics: The date and time will be communicated to participants well in advance.
    Judging Criteria: Three judges will be selected from the attendees by the event coordinators.Attempts will be made to select a very diverse panel of judges representing different age groups, different OSA chapters, different interests and will include male and female judges.
    Announcement of Award: Names of participants selected for the award will be announced during cultural Program.

    Deadline

    March 31st’ 2019

    OSA Got Talent

    Description

    An amazing platform to showcase your talent in Performing Arts. The target participants are upper middle-school, high school, college students and young adult attendees.
    Eligibility Requirements: There will be two groups of participants, Junior(8 years to 13 years) and senior(14 years to 25 years).
    1. Participant must be
          a. A child of a “voting member" of OSA with a primary residence in USA or Canada.
          b. Visitor VISA holders and children of visitor VISA holders are NOT eligible.
    2. Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration.

    Guidelines

    Screening Requirements:

    • The entries will be accepted strictly on first-come-first-serve basis.
    • No participant may participate in more than one item in the OSA Got Talent event.
    • The duration of all items must fall within the following criteria:

    o Group Performance (Max 4 min)
    o Solo Performance (Max 3 Min)

    • Participants are encouraged to represent an OSA Chapter.
    • Application submission deadline is March 31st 2019.

    Disclaimer: The OSA Convention Cultural Committee will make the final decision regarding the participations and the groups will be notified of their acceptance formally by email. Please do not proceed to final stage of preparation (buying making props, costumes, recording/mixing music) until you are given the final approval by the convention cultural team.
    Each participant/group is required to fill out an application online for the award competition. Each participant must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration. Rules and Guidelines:
    Categories: All categories of performing arts (Dance, Music, Vocal, instrumental, Drama and Martial Arts) are eligible.

    • In case of large number of entries there will be an elimination round.
    • Group performances will be given priority over solo performances.
    • For any questions, please contact convention cultural team at Cultural@osa2019.org

    Logistics: The date and time will be communicated to participants well in advance.
    Judging Criteria: Five judges will be selected from the attendees by the event coordinators.Attempts will be made to select a very diverse panel of judges representing different age groups, different OSA chapters, different interests and will include male and female judges.
    Announcement of Award: Names of participants selected for the award will be announced during cultural Program.

    Deadline

    March 31st’ 2019

    Odia Speech & Vocabulary

    Description

    OSA’s “Let’s Learn Odia" program conducts an Odia speech and vocabulary competition for
    children age 7 to 21 at the convention. “Our goal is to promote and propagate Odia culture and
    heritage among our children using the fundamental tool of language.
    Eligibility Requirements:
    All children of Odia origin residing in North America (USA and Canada) in the age group of 7 to
    21 are eligible to participate.
    There are two age groups for participants:
    1- Junior (7 to 12 years old) for Odia Vocabulary Contest
    2- Senior (13 to 21 years old) for Odia Speech contest
    Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family
    registration.

    Guidelines

    Guidelines & Procedure:
    The topic of the speech/debate will be provided to the participants by the organizer, three
    weeks prior to the contest day. The subject of the topic should be related to culture and
    heritage of Odisha. The participants should deliver their speech in front of the panel of judges.
    Each speech should be delivered at least for of 3 to 5 minutes.
    The Vocabulary Contest will be for children 7 to 12 years of age. The co-coordinator will provide
    a word list to the participants prior to the contest day to help in the preparation.
    Total duration for the senior category is 60 minutes. (5-7 minutes per participants)
    Total duration for the junior category is 60 minutes.
    Judging/Award Process: Cash prizes will be awarded to the participants for each group.
    Additionally, certificates will be given to all the participants by the Convention Seminar
    committee.
    Judges decision will be final.

    Email : odiavocabcultural2019@gmail.com

    Deadline

    March 31st’ 2019

    ସଂଗୀତ (Music)

    Pronites
    Sangeet Aasara ( Mehfil )

    Guidelines

    Participants:
    The Participants must be 21 or above and must have registered for the OSA convention 2019.

    On spot participation:
    You are required to sign up by 30th April ‘2019.
    On spot participation will be considered subject to availability of time.

    Days of participation:
    Mehfil team will confirm your participation according to availability and theme of the day.
    Other Details:
    Please ensure the music tracks (mp3 format only) / videos (mp4 format only) are emailed to us by May 31st 2019 to osa.50.musical@gmail.com. We will send you an email confirmation and contact you to discuss about your participation by June 15th, 2019.

    Contact us:
    For your convenience all questions needs to be sent to : osa.50.musical@gmail.com.

    Deadline

    3oth April ’ 2019

    Odia Traditional Music
    OSA Anthem
    Bhakti Prabhat

    ନାଟକ (Dramatics)

    Jatra/Opera
    Pala
    Stand-Up Comedy

    ଅନ୍ୟାନ୍ୟ (Informals)

    Antakshari
    Zumba
    Showreel (movie night)
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