Dance invites us to gaze upon the body as it intersects space and time. This is the body as living event. The repertoire of Odissi traditionally connects the physical with the divine. This work however, attempts a more concentrated focus on the pure physicality of the dance; the corporeality of the form. Extending and elaborating interstices, those spaces left for the creativity of the dancer, this expression of abhinaya draws on the work of the contemporary Tamil poet Cheran. The dance and the verses from Cheran's war anthology written after the Sri Lankan civil war in May 2009, look at the deep connection one has to one's land, to roots and to loss.