Monday, April 28, 2014

Odissi Dance recital

Had been for the Art Hop in Pune yesterday.  Been reading about it for some time in Pune Mirror and I thought I should take a look.
To visit 30 workshops in 14 locations is a challenge and I am sure none could have visited all the location in a day.  I managed to have a glimpse of most of them and if anyone asks me “What did you like the best?” I would say The Odissi dance at Oakwood Senses.


It was really mesmerising. I thought I would click some pictures along with some video clips (for my blog) and move on to the next location, but once the performance started I just let it roll and finally captured all the recitals that they had to offer.


I liked the way they went about it with one young lady explaining the meaning of the dance recital


and another dancer enacting what was being said.



Then came the actual performance by Ms Aparna and Ms Varda.


The stamping of the feet and striking a pose is clearly visible in the video  which is the special characteristic of this dance (known as the Bhangas -stance)  It was a pleasure to watch their synchronised movement.

The applause at the end of each recital was not as loud as it should be, probably because of the thin crowd (due to the distribution of people over many locations) added to the fact that many were holding a camera (like me) 
Was not very happy with the lighting, but then the light engineer had to show his "skills" I suppose.




At the end of the performance it was nice to see the audience come over and congratulate the duo.



In the morning I saw the same group practice and give a demonstration at the Oakwood Bistro




Am attaching the videos that I compiled on them. 





19 comments:

Joel Manuel said...

Amazing pics and video !!! Eagerly waiting for more, especially the Salsa photos and videos..

Arlee Bird said...

I don't keep up with dance as much as I did when my daughters were younger. Mostly I watch the dancing in old American movie musicals. I have enjoyed seeing the dance numbers in the few Bollywood musicals I've watched. Also on occasion I'll flip on a TV station that sometimes shows music videos of Indian songs and they include dancing. I enjoy the sound of the music and the colorful costumes. And of course watching the lovely ladies is always a treat.

Lee
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aparna gandhi said...

Thank you very much for the amazing write up... We thoroughly enjoyed performing for Art Hop.. Looking forward to seeing you again... a & v...

Gail Dixon said...

So colorful and interesting. Thank you for sharing! :)

Debbie said...

omgoodness, what beautiful, colorful costumes!! sounds so fun!!

Kelly said...

So pretty! I love their clothes. Thanks for sharing the video and the pictures.

B. said...

heloooooooooooooo... how are you .. remmeber me :)

beautiful pics and look at all those colours ..

Bikram

Sangeeta Tiwary said...

Can't see the video here in office, but I am sure it'll be amazing. Wonderfully caught on camera - as usual :-)

Arpita Tiwary said...

Loved the pics and the video!

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carol l mckenna said...

What a wonderful event and gorgeous photos ~ Love dancing of all kinds.

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Rama Ananth said...

Pune seems to be a very happening place. I really enjoyed all the pictures and the videos.

Rajesh said...

This sure is superb dance festival.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful dance and dancers...they really do tell a story with their dance. I can't imagine how anyone could attend all that many events!!! I'm glad you concentrated on this lovely one.

Varda said...

Thank u sir for capturing our event so beautifully n for posting it. We just love to dance n it reflects in our vedio oclipping. Thanks a lot ....... -Varda n Aparna

Anita said...

So lovely that you have shared about Odissi - the classical dance that's called "sculpture in motion".
I'm very proud that I'm born in the state of Odisha & in our incredible India where this dance evolved :)

orvokki said...

Interesting post. And so beautiful dancers, as I can see in videos (which are lovely)
And now I founded new dance to my dance blog :) Can I use one of your video?).
Have a nice spring
Hugs

Haddock said...

Oh yes most welcome Orvokki. A good way of showcasing the Odissi dance to the world.

Feathers on Fish said...

I like the way you talk/write.

Shalet Jimmy said...

Lovely....