Student Projects/Oddissi dance
Odissi dance is a classical dance that is originated in Odisha. The dance expresses religious stories & spiritual ideas particularly of Vaishanavism. Odissi dance is a dance drama which play out a mythical story using body movement, abhinaya & mudras. The dance include nrita, nritya & natya as well as moksha. The foundation of odissi dance are found in Natyashastra, the ancient Hindu text. The basic dance units described in Natyashastra, all the 108 of them are similar to those in odissi dance. The dance described the theory of tandava dance, the theory of rasa of bhava,expression, gesture, acting skill, standing posture all of which are the parts of Indian Classical dance.