chowk_odissi

Odissi training at Chowk includes building the basic form of the dance followed by learning a repertoire created by the late guru Kelucharan Mahapatra, a pioneer of Odissi's reconstruction.

The training progresses in three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. The primary instructor is Chowk's Artistic Director, Raka Maitra, while select advanced level students also support instruction.

Private, one-on-one classes are also offered. Please register here with your contact details.

Odissi
Beginner
Mondays
19:00 - 20:00
Tuesdays
19:00 - 20:00
Odissi
Intermediate
Wednesdays 17:30 - 18:30
Thursdays 19:00 - 20:30
Odissi
Advanced
Mondays 20:00 - 21:30
All Levels Saturdays 11:00 - 12:00

Since the 1950s modern reconstruction of the Odissi dance form has been based on many practices traditional to the east Indian state of Orissa. Among these were the defunct dances of the mahari devadasi, dances of the gotipua, sculptures from the temples in Puri and Konark, Oriya musical compositions as well as the Sanskrit treatise on performance, Natya Sastra.