Odissi dance is an expressive classical dance that takes one through the fullest range of emotions. This devotional dance has been passed on from guru todisciple for over 2,000 years, making it the oldest known temple dance still in practice. Originating in the temples of Orissa (East India), Odissi dance is taught as a means of worship and personal surrender. This style of classical Indian dance is praised for having distinctly feminine postures, with
exaggerated hip curvatures and graceful movements of the torso.
*This DVD is intended to augment, not replace the traditional system of learning classical Indian dance from a Master.
A brief history of Odissi classical dance. two prayers to use at the beginning of your dance practice, and three bonus chapters on isolated body movements. Tribungi 1-10 Stepping Exercises with breakdown of steps into upper body and lower body. Plus a live performance section (clips from The Pushkar Temple Dance Festival 2008).