Sunday, 9 March 2014

Evolution of Odissi Dance

Here is a beautiful and pithy presentation of the evolution of Odissi Dance.

In the narrative, there is a brief reference to the Chaushathi Yogini temple and visual of this beautiful ancient circular temple. This temple is the subject of my post 'Chashathi Yogini' dated 06.01.2014.  

The narrative also mentions that Bharatanatyam, originating in Tamil Nadu, and Odissi dance, originating in Odisha, are the only two Classical Dance Forms that find a place in Bharat Muni's Natya Shastra. There are 8 Classical Dance Forms in India. The other 6 are, Mohiniyattam, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Manipuri and Saathiya.The narrative mentions that Odissi is the oldest of India's Classical Dances.

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