Odissi Dance Workshop

Day 1: 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Day 2: 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Studio 5

Odissi is one of eight classical dance forms originating from India and from the state of Orissa in eastern India. It is one of the oldest surviving dance forms in existence.

One of the most predominant features of Odissi is its relation to many of the sculptures that can be found in temples around Orissa. Stylistically, Odissi revolves around the Tribhanga as the central posture. The head, torso, and lower body move in deflection, with each part moving in opposition to the one above, thus creating a figure with three bends to its shape. The Tribhanga combines with the Chakua, a square, half-seated pose, to form the core posture of Odissi. Brahmari (pirouettes) are executed through the Chakua, where the dancer will maintain the lower level of this half-seated position.

Suitable for 7 years old and above.

About the Artiste / Group

Lawrence Sackris (Artistic Director of Angika Fine Arts) hopes that the workshop could help to propagate Odissi in Malaysia dance scene.

Recommended Age

7 years old and above