To yquem46: orissa

  • Hello, Patrick!

    Thanks for your critique - yes Odissi is remarkably similar to Bharatanatyam. Perhaps the greatest difference lies in the songs of accompaniment...

    It's an excellent idea to time your visit with a dance festival, if possible. I've heard a lot about the Puri Beach Festival and the Konark Dance festival. Both are spectacular displays of Orissa's dance and culture, although I would imagine the Konark festival to be more pictureque - with a 13th century stone temple as a backdrop...

    Cheers,
    biswaroop

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