Mangaluru, Jan 15, 2020: A four-day Odissi training and demostration session will be conducted by Odissi exponent Aishwarya Hegde from January 16 to 20.
The workshop that is fondly named ‘Hejje’ is a project for popularising Odissi in regions that have potential to have greater participation of young aspiring dancers to initiate themselves into learning and practice the intricate performing art of Odissi.
Aishwarya is spearheading this initiative through Deepam Dance Academy. The workshop will be held at the picturesque surroundings of the Estate Resorts at Nelligudde Road in Ashwatapuram in Moodbidri.
Hejje – Winter Dance Retreat will provide a unique opportunity for dancers to spend four days secluded from the hustle-bustle of daily life and dive deep into the ocean of dance.
“The four-day workshop will feature a combination of dance theory and practical sessions. Each session will be focused on understanding the structure of Odissi repertoire, Abhinaya (acting in dance) Nayikas (heroines) and their roles in classical dance forms and most importantly sharing of experiences stretched into four days.
Warm-up sessions each day will be a combination of yoga and Kalarippayattu focusing on hip openers and body alignment.
“This is as classical as it could get in a training regimen for aspiring trainees in Odissi,” said Aishwarya Hegde.