ODISSI DANCE LECTURE & WORKSHOP SERIES
Wed, May 8th 2019 through Sat, May 11, 2019
Scotiabank Dance Centre (map)
An entry-level Odissi Dance technique and study session, suitable for dancers of all backgrounds and experience levels, as well as yoginis and all that are curious.
One of the Indian Classical dance forms, Odissi has been preserved and then revived as a sacred form of temple dance dating back through millennia. The metaphors expressed through the body in this dance, make it akin to yoga. Its form embodies sacred geometry. These geometries are drawn through movement, hand gesture and percussive footwork, transforming the dancing ground into a mandala.
Facilitated by Dr. Elena Catalano, an Odissi dancer and scholar visiting from London, UK. She holds a PhD from the University of Durham and is a senior lecturer at Kingston University teaching dance anthropology, Odissi and yoga. Elena regularly performs pieces of traditional Odissi dance repertoire and collaborates with other artists to create original choreographic work.
www.elenaodissi.com : www.bhumidance.com