Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Past Event - Odissi: Up Close and Personal

An Intimate Performance of Indian Classical Dance

performed by Sonia Lopez

Friday, June 5th from 8:00 - 9:15pm

in the Sky Room

Odissi - Up close and personal is an opportunity to delve into the essence of Indian classical dance, specifically Odissi dance, and show the diversity of the style. Two of the dances that will be presented tell a story related to two commonly known deities of Hinduism: Shiva and Krishna. The two other items are of pure dance, meant to show the grace, flow, and sculpture-like form of Odissi. Indian classical dance is presented theatrically, on stage and in intimate settings as most Indian classical dances were originally temple dances where girls and women would perform these dances as a form of ritual and offering to the Gods and therefore many of the dances are inspired by Hinduism. In India this type of art is often pursued as a path of spirituality.

Tickets: Adults $10 Students $7
Children Under 10 are Free
Please Purchase Your Tickets in Advance as there is Limited Space!

For more information about Sonia and Odissi dance, you may visit her website by clicking here.

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