Orissa Dance Academy

Submitted by hnn0016 on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 8:59am
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Odissi Danceis arguably the oldest and the most lyrical of all Indian classical dance forms, which originated in Orissa, an eastern state of India. Its history has been traced to sculptures found in the ancient caves near the state capital dating back to the 2nd century BC. Orissa Dance Academy has earned its status as a premier institute for teaching, producing, and promoting Odissi dance, music and related art forms around the globe. It was founded in 1975 by legendary Guru Gangadhar Pradhan. Orissa Dance Academy’s repertory group has enthralled audiences the world over, including in the U.S., Canada, U.K, Brazil, Peru, Chile, France, Holland, Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, and Germany.

Location: 
Lyceum, University Union, Level 3
Event open to: 
UNT community
Ticket Price: 
FREE for UNT Students, $5 for UNT Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, $10 General Public
For more information call: 
(940) 565-3805
Department or Sponsor: 
Fine Arts Series
Contact Name: 
Nicole Newland
Contact Email: 
nicole.newland@unt.edu
Contact Phone: 
(940) 565-3815
Expected Attendance: 
100 - 500