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Odissi Ensemble @ Darbar Festival

Sun 18 Sept | 3.30pm | Free | The Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall

The quartet of dancers featuring Kali Chandrasegaram, Elena Odissi, Maryam Shakiba and Mahina Khanum, bring to life the devotional aspects of odissi, the classical dance of East India, with sculptural form and sensuous grace.

The stories of the gods are metaphors for humans with their everyday struggles and occasional triumphs. The freshness of the Ensemble's presentation keeps the classical form updated for the 21st century.

The Ensemble will be accompanied by vocalist Ranjana Ghatak, May Robertson Music on violin, and conducted by Parvati Rajamani.

Photo credit: Simon Richardson

Earlier Event: September 11
Odissi Movement Company @ Tiranga
Later Event: September 23
Odissi Classes London