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Editor's Note

Welcome Dear Readers, to the Winter 2016 issue of Global Rasika, the online initiative launched in 2014 to foster critical thinking and dialogue across the Odissi community worldwide. 336 more words


Rekha Tandon on Odissi: New Metaphors, New Meanings

Dr. Rekha Tandon has successfully carved her own path as a dancer, writer, researcher, and choreographer. Having undergone years of rigorous training in Odissi, her desire to find her individual voice as an artist led her to delve deeper into the study of dance and movement. 4,191 more words


Developing a New Pedagogy for Odissi: the British Scenario

by Elena Catalano

Would it be overtly optimistic to claim that Odissi is entering an unprecedented Golden Age of development throughout the globe? Perhaps not. However, it would be ingenuous to believe that the internationalisation of the form will leave its aesthetics, modes of transmission and performance untouched, ‘traditional’, as some would say, albeit of a fictional and constructed kind of tradition as scholars would answer back, citing Hobsbawm and Ranger (1983). 1,563 more words


Finding Lila: Tales of Odissi in the 21st Century

by Nisha Somasundaram 

Not long ago I attended a seminar on the subject of astronomy and physics written in verse at the university I currently attend. 945 more words


Welcome to the land of artists - Odisha, India

Odisha, India (old name Orissa) is an amazing state in India. Situated on the east coast, with latitude range similar to the state of Maharashtra, makes its weather similar to my home state. 2,345 more words