Odissi is the classical dance form of Orissa, the picturesque state located in the Eastern part of India. The sculpturesque and frieze dance poses are found in the beautiful temples of Orissa and date back to the second century B.C. Odissi movements are characterized by the "s" shape the body makes in a tribhanga pose. The dance is accompanied by a North Indian style of music, punctuated by the folk-like rhythms of the two-headed drum (pakhawaj). In the 20th century, especially after independence, there began a great interest in the revival of this classical dance, as a result of which Odissi has been exposed to all of India, as well as internationally. Its gracefulness and lyrical beauty have made it tremendously popular not only with students and performers, but with dance connoisseurs and audiences around the world.
Iroquois teachings as passed down through the oral tradition. This deeply personal, greatly informative book by Tom Porter, a Bear Clan elder of the Mohawk nation, brings together a lifetime of experience in service to Native people, with thoughts on everything from the Iroquois creation story and colonialism to casinos. If you can only read one book this year, there's no better choice than this story of a beloved elder who has never failed to honor and uphold the wisdom of his ancestors.
An introduction to the classical dance of South India in the Tanjore style. Kamala Cesar, disciple of T. Balasaraswati, performs segments from each of the items in the traditional Bharata Natyam concert repertoire: Alarippu, Jatisvaram, Shabdam, Varnam, Padam & Tillana. Explanations follow each segment. The video also includes demonstrations of how the dance is learned, an explanation of its connection with music, and information on the historical and cultural contexts of the dance.
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