Neighborhood | Community
Time : 4:00 p.m.
Location : Performing Arts Center
Twenty dancers in two renowned troupes from India come together in one rich and colorful dance program.
The Orissa Dance Academy presents Gatha Odissi, performed in the Odissi style from eastern India and featuring principal dancer Aruna Mohanty. References to the Odissi style have been found in historic caves dating back to the 2nd century B.C. Gatha Odissi traces the journey of the Odissi dance form from the temples to the stage.
Sharing the program is Parvathy Menon and Shijith Nambiars Krishna: A Divine Experience, performed in the Bharatanatyam style of classical Indian dance from southern India. The piece demonstrates the energy of Indian music and explores the divinity of the Hindu deity Krishna. The program has been staged in many prestigious dance festivals around the world.