Combining dedication to the practice of this classical Indian dance form with a modern sensibility, the ensemble will draw upon their diverse backgrounds to present an evening of solo and group pieces which reflect the broad spectrum of Odissi as an art form. Odissi is recognised for its sculptural poses and lyrical articulation of the body. Intricate rhythms and detailed hand gestures join with evocative expression.
Choreography ranges from the abstract interplay of music and movement to the weaving of narratives dealing in universal themes of love, loss, conflict and devotion.In a programme demonstrating the variety of their art form, the Odissi Ensemble explores the interaction of the spiritual and sensual through the vibrancy and vitality of classical Indian dance.
Dance artists: Katie Ryan, Khavita Kaur, Shatarupa Chatterjee, Sitara Thobani, Kali Chandrasegaram