ODISSI-ORISSI DANCE

Modern Odissi

Odissi Dance Acedemy on stage at a Konarak Festival, Image  2001, David J. Capers'Odissi,' the classical style of today in India, has developed from the gotipua repertoire, rather than the mahari repertoire and technique, and overcoming all growing pains, it has finally come into its own and taken India’s dance stage by storm. (excerpts from, Orissi Dance: In the Context of Classical Dances of India, 2nd edition, 1996 Ratna Roy)

For more Orissi history see A Brief History of Orissi at The Evergreen State College.

Above image from a video clip taken during the Orissa Dance Academy's Konarak Festival in 2001. Image has been cropped to reduce space.

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