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 Indias
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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