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Anandotsavam: 2019

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ANANDOTSAVAM: 2019

After our wonderfully successful Indian classical dance performance evening last year, we are excited to announce that for the second time as a part of the Ananda Odissi Festival 2019, we bring you a magical evening of Odissi performances featuring the world renowned Madhavi Mudgal and leading artists Shalakha Rai, Elena Catalano, Mahina Khanum, Tiyasha Dutta Paul & Parvati Rajamani.

Odissi is one of the classical dance forms of India. Originating from the eastern state of Odisha, its repertoire is identified by distinctive melodies, rhythmic patterns and both the feminine curvature of the body (tribhangi) and a masculine square shaped stance (chowka).

Meticulous hand gestures, poignant facial expressions, deliberate rhythms with the feet and perfect balance allow the dancer to focus on the mind and the body to channel all thoughts and emotions towards pristine physical expression and creativity. The dance form lends itself beautifully to fitness, health, mental and physical well being.

It is one of the fastest growing classical dance forms of India in popularity and it is the vision of Ananda Arts to see the increasing development and professionalisation of the art form in the UK as well as bringing it to vibrant new audiences.

For more information please visit our website at anandaarts.com, email ananda.arts.bedford@gmail.com or phone us on 07547727222 (2:30pm onwards).

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