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Sujata Mohapatra danse l'Odissi (Pallavi)

14 Février 2014 , Rédigé par Béthune



"Odissi, also known as Orissi (Oriya: ଓଡ଼ିଶୀ oṛiśī), is one of the eight classical dance forms of India. It originates from the state of Odisha, in eastern India. It is the oldest surviving dance form of India on the basis of archaeological evidences.[1][2] The classic treatise of Indian dance, Natya Shastra, refers to it as Odra-Magadhi. 1st century BCE bas-reliefs in the hills of Udaygiri (near Bhubaneswar) testify to its antiquity. It was suppressed under the British Raj, but has been reconstructed since India gained independence. It is particularly distinguished from other classical Indian dance forms by the importance it places upon the Tribhangi (literally: three parts break), the independent movement of head, chest and pelvis[3][4] and upon the basic square stance known as Chauka or Chouka that symbolises Lord Jagannath. This dance is characterised by various Bhangas (Stance), which involves stamping of the foot and striking various postures as seen in Indian sculptures. The common Bhangas are Bhanga, Abanga, Atibhanga and Tribhanga."


Extrait de Wikipedia en anglais: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odissi


Sujata Mohapatra danse ici une autre forme d'Odissi, le Magalacharan, une action de grâces au dieu Ganesha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wX5yHh6DHc


Shiva, dieu de la Danse, incarnation de l'énergie cosmique. Dans sa main droite supérieure, iltient le tambourin, représentant la musique. Dans sa main gauche supérieure, il tient une langue de feu. Les gestes de ses autres mains traduisent l'équilibre éternel de la vie et de la mort.

Légende provenant du livre de Hubert Reeves: Patience dans l'azur (Seuil, 1981-88).  Source de l'illustration: Wikipedia.

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