Shiro Bheda : Classification of Head movements in odissi

Head movements are called shiro Bheda. The head movements refer to the head positions, while expressing a particular bhava. There are nine types of head movements. Application: Pride, paralysis, inaction, affection, anger (narasimha Avatara) Application: Shyness or modesty, sorrow, bowing, evil thought, fainting,looking at objects on the earth, a plunge into the water (kalia) Application: … Continue reading Shiro Bheda : Classification of Head movements in odissi

Stay connected, stay relevant

How many roles do dancers play? Not on stage but offstage. Away from the limelight and away from what you see from the outside. Being a classical dancer I have come to realize that staying relevant and staying connected are my biggest challenges. When I say ‘connected’ I mean putting yourself out there. Make yourself accessible … Continue reading Stay connected, stay relevant