Odissi a Romantic and Spiritual Journey Through Dance
A Free Introduction to a Romantic and Spiritual Journey Through Dance
Odissi described in the revered ancient Hindu text Natya Shastra, is the oldest surviving dance form of India on the basis of archaeological evidences.
Honouring its origin in the Hindu Temples of coastal Orissa, “Mangalacharan” rightfully heralds the afternoon repertoire, as the dancers invoke the blessings of Lord Jagannath.
This is followed by Gairika’s solo performance- Megh Pallavi: elaborating on the romantic mood of the warm rainy season. Conceived and composed by Guru Ratikant Mohapatra.
The finale is brought up by Gairika and Sutapa’s duet on the rich and vibrant “Brahma” instrumental and vocal composition by the contemporary Carnatic Progressive Rock Band- Agam.