Exploring the Odissi Spirit
Sate Kelinci Pak
19 Jan & 2 Feb
Odissi dance performance
20-22 minutes including announcements
Exploring the Odissi Spirit will be a pure Odissi based dance performance in open spaces in Little India that interacts and responds to the space around us. This performance uses the visuals of Odissi dance and sound of Odisha music to explore its own surroundings (lights, shadow, space, audience etc) and create the imagery.
Soumee De is an Odissi dancer and co founder of ETHOS: exploring an Odissi Spirit, a community of odissi dancers that aims to inspire, propagate, develop and influence the spread of Odissi and related arts & music disciplines across geographies, cultures and generations. Soumee has more than 30 years of classical dance experiences (in Kathak and Odissi) and currently teaches dance & movement at Shantha Ratii SRI Academy and Temple of Fine Arts. She trains in Odissi under Guru Ratikant Mohapatra from Srjan, Bhubaneswar, India.