In this video, Master of Ceremonies Chris Tanaka introduced Sandhyadipa Kar at the 2018 Cleveland Asian Festival. She explained the history and mechanics of Odissi and then introduced her student who performed the dance from India.
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Sandhyadipa Kar and student dancer
Sandhyadipa Kar introduced the next dance which she called Pure Dance. This was another Odissi, a classical form of Odisha Dance from India.
Odissi, a classical form of Odisha Dance from India
Next, Shri Kalaa Mandir Center for Indian Performing Arts students performed a classical dance of India at the 2018 Cleveland Asian Festival. Founder Sujatha Srinivasan specializes in the highly stylized and vigorous classical Indian dance form called Bharathanatyam.
Shri Kalaa Mandir Center dancers
Next was a dance to Lord Vishnu.
This is a Goddess Durga Dance.
This was the finale and the dancers were introduced at the end.
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