International Odissi Festival 2003: Urvasi Dance School performs Shankarabharanam Pallavi
Duration: 00:07:21; Aspect Ratio: 1.364:1; Hue: 18.391; Saturation: 0.304; Lightness: 0.087; Volume: 0.091; Cuts per Minute: 2.716
Summary: The 2nd International Odissi Festival was organised by IPAP between August 28 - 31, 2003, in Washington D.C. Dedicated to the memory of Guru Pankaj Charan Das, who passed away in June 2003, it brought together Odissi dancers and scholars from all over the world.
Established in 1975, Urvasi Dance Company has practiced and promoted the research and practice of classical Odissi/Orissi dance in Seattle and Olympia, Washington, USA. In the last 10 years, Urvasi Dance Company has focused on keeping the Mahari tradition, as taught by Guru Pankaj Charan Das, of Orissi dance alive. However, Urvasi has embraced Odissi dancers from other styles as part of the company. The tradition is said to be characterized by the lyrical torso movements (even more so than the style most visible in India) and the powerful portrayal of female characters from the myths and epics of India.
Here the Urvasi dancers perform Shankarabharanam Pallavi, choreographed by Guru Pankaj Charan Das.