School of Indian Classical Odissi Dance
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Pursuing Passions Through Disturbing Times: Odissi Through a New Lens
Tune in for a LIVE #ArtsAcrossAmerica performance! 💻🎶 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents 𝑷𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒖𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑷𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝑫𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒃𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑻𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔: 𝑶𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒊 𝑻𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒂 𝑵𝒆𝒘 𝑳𝒆𝒏𝒔, featuring the dancers of Nrityalaya, School of Indian Classical Odissi Dance, who have built strength during strange and unsettling times through their passion for their art. Arts Across America is brought to you by Facebook. Support Nrityalaya, School of Indian Classical Odissi Dance 🔹 Venmo: @Nrityalaya Presented as part of Arts Across America—a live performance series presented Mondays through Fridays to uplift & showcase artists from across the country. Learn more at http://kennedy-center.org/artsacrossamerica/
Nrityalaya - Millennium Stage (August 29, 2015)
Presents a repertoire of traditional dances featuring the unique ancient Odissi style. Odissi is a graceful, elegant, and subtle style that focuses on highly flexible body bends called “Bhangis,” vivid torso movements, intricate technical steps, and self-expression or Ahbinaya. A master class will precede the performance, including a demonstration of the basic stances, torso movements, turns, and jumps. Audience members will be invited to try neck motions, hand gestures, and movements imitating animals such as the peacock, elephant, tiger, swan, fish, and turtle. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb