The Sculpted Blossom is a collection of dance combinations inspired by just a few foundational elements of one classical Indian dance form, Odissi. One of the most graceful and lyrical of all Indian classical dances, Odissi is essentially a series of beautifully sculpted poses and fluid and sensual transitions.
Created for intermediate to advanced level dancers, The Sculpted Blossom explores articulated hand gestures - Mudras - graceful arm patterns, expressive eye and head movements, evocative ribcage isolations, the precise footwork of Odissi, and how all these can be connected to the beautiful hip and torso articulations found in belly dance. Starting with simple drills and short combinations, the program increases in difficulty with longer and more complex dance phrases, culminating in a full-length choreography. Closely interconnected, your dance will flow from the sculptural shapes into more familiar belly dance steps, sometimes layering both elements together.
Running time: 135 min