Green Festival Speakers

Urvasi Dance School



Urvasi Dance School presents Odissi dance from the state of Orissa in the western part of India. The Classical Odissi dance is in the littleknown Mahari tradition of Guru Pankaj Charan Das. In the last 10 years, Urvasi Dance Company has focused on keeping the Mahari tradition of Orissi dance alive. Little known in most of India, the tradition is characterized by the lyrical torso movements and the powerful portrayal of female characters from the myths and epics of India.