And(¨th)ro~femme! (andthro_femme) wrote,


one of the numerous classical indian dances, 'odissi', (which´s local-traditional origins are in orissia, eastern india) had kind of raised my attention since i was first confronted. {till now, exculsively on screens or in books...} well,,, i finally got my chance to see an entire performance in near future which i considered as a good reason for dedicatin' an entry on this page to the authenticity and beauty of this art; -don´t you think? - (howerver: can´t wait to see szirmay dancing!)

» [...] delicate torso movements in a rythmic and lyrical way blending harmoniously with the scintillating and lilting music of odissi gives a spell-bounding experience and a tranquiliting effect on the observer.«

» [...] the dance is inspired by the chiselled beauty of temple sculptures or the sculptures depict the act of dancing is a conundrum'.«


—facial processes:¬
9 moods or/and sentiments in Indian classical dance, called "rasas". they are: srngara (love), hasya (laughter), karuna (sadness), raudra (anger), vira (pride), bhayanaka (fear), bibhatsa (disgust), adbhuta (wonder), and shanta (peace). Rasa is two-fold, experienced by the dancer and the audience. Situations are depicted using the state of the rasa, called bhava.:,,,,,,, ...

—physical processes:¬
I. exercises to prepare the body.
II. technique:
    a. feet positions
    b. head movements
    c. eye movements (!)
    d. neck movements
    e. torso movements
    f. body bending
    g. hand gestures
    h. arm movements
    i. body positions
    j. poses
    k. movement patterns
    l. walks
    m. steps
    n. jumps
    o. spins

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