Sublime Odissi: A confluence of poetry, painting, music and mime
June 9, 2018
This month’s Munroe Saturday Nights’ performance will be Sublime Odissi: A confluence of poetry, painting, music and mime. This evening will explore the connection of Indian Classical dance with paintings, sculptures, music, literature and theater, presented by acclaimed Odissi dancer Mouli Pal. Also featuring eminent visual artist Sunanda Sahay who will be presenting on the Madhubani style of painting. The artists will engage in a collaborative storytelling through their respective art forms.
In Hinduism, whenever the evil forces have created disturbances on earth, Lord Vishnu emerged in the form of animals or human form to restore order. This concept will be presented through a powerful storytelling dance in Odissi style.
Odissi is a lesser known style of Indian classical dance originating from the eastern Indian state of Orissa. The dancer uses hand gestures and facial expressions to express the story and characters. This concept is also featured in a Madhubani painting by Sunanda Sahay. The audience can experience the concept through two traditional art forms. Sunanda's paintings come to life through the dance.
You can reserve your seat here (reservations are strongly encouraged). A suggested donation of $10/person is invited.
The performance takes place at First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Road (at the head of the Battle Green). First Parish is wheelchair accessible, and free parking is available at the rear of the church.
Doors will open at 7 PM and the performance begins at 7:30 PM.
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