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Odissi: The Sacred Dance
Lisa and Simi, two Odissi dancers who have practiced the dance form here in Northern VA, will illustrate the breathtaking beauty of the dance, demonstrating how it reflects the motifs of ancient Odisha temple sculpture as well as the poetry of Oriya music.
This engaging lecture-demonstration will include audience participation and introduce the language of Odissi, from body positions and basic movement to the “Language of Expressional Dance” with hand gestures and facial expressions. This will be followed by Odissi dance performances by the duo. All Ages.