Dance as Yoga: The Spirit and Technique of Odissi


Rekha Tandon


Niyogi Books

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Niyogi Books

Publication Year 2017


ISBN-10 938528584X

Hard Cover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 25X18X1.5
Weight (grms) 778

Dance as Yoga addresses the background, technique and embodiment of the odissi dance form. It describes odissi’s mechanism for creating, dispersing, and expressing energy, as well as some early experiments in choreography that extended its accepted parametres with reference to Choreological Studies. It is meant for both performers and audiences to better appreciate the reasons for the restraints inherent in such dance forms and, by doing so, have an informed appreciation of innovation that builds on traditional strengths.

Rekha Tandon

Rekha Tandon is a choreographer and researcher in odissi with an interdisciplinary background. She has a BA in architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, an MA in History of Art from the National Museum in New Delhi, and a PhD in Dance Studies from Laban, London. She is the cofounder and Artistic Director of Danceroutes, now working at Skandavan beside Auroville, in Tamil Nadu, India.