Odissi Repertoire And Artists

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Odissi Repertoire And Artists

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is this piece: A piece that typically signifies the dancer’s entrance to the stage.
    • A. 

      Mangalacharan

    • B. 

      Pallavi

    • C. 

      Moksha

    • D. 

      Abhinaya

  • 2. 
    Abhinaya: A expressional dance, or a nritya, piece that shows a depiction of deep emotion expressed in a song.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is this piece: A pure dance, or nritya, piece that acts as an offering to Lord Batuka Bhairava, (Lord Shiva).
    • A. 

      Pallavi

    • B. 

      Moksha

    • C. 

      Batu

  • 4. 
    Pallavi: The piece that concludes the repertoire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is the order of an Odissi repertoire?
    • A. 

      Abhinaya, Batu, Mangalacharan, Moksha, Pallavi

    • B. 

      Moksha, Pallavi, Mangalacharan, Abhinaya, Batu

    • C. 

      Mangalacharan, Batu, Pallavi, Abhinaya, Moksha

  • 6. 
    Young boys trained in the craft of Odissi dance.
    • A. 

      Gotipuas

    • B. 

      Devadasis

    • C. 

      Mana/Tehai

  • 7. 
    They were the original temple dancers who were "Serviettes of God". They were dedicated to a deity or a temple.
    • A. 

      Devadasis

    • B. 

      Mudras

    • C. 

      Tribhangi

  • 8. 
    Mudras: Also called hastas, are hand gestures used to emote and tell stories about the gods, goddesses, heroes, etc.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The ending sequence that is repeated to designate that the ending of the piece or of a section, usually in 3 sections.
    • A. 

      Ghungroos

    • B. 

      Mancha pravesh

    • C. 

      Mana/Tehai

  • 10. 
    Tribhangi: The concept of Tribhang divides the body into three parts, head, bust, and torso.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A remarkable dancer who has completed 18+ years of training under the tutelage of her guru, late Kelucharan Mohapatra.
    • A. 

      Sujata Mohapatra

    • B. 

      Pankaj Charan Das

  • 12. 
    A pronounced artist whose integral role in the revival of Odissi named him the “Father of Odissi dance”.
    • A. 

      Kelucharan Mohapatra

    • B. 

      Pankaj Charan Das

  • 13. 
    An incredible Odissi dancer who initially learnt Kathak and Bharatnatyam.
    • A. 

      Sharmila Biswas

    • B. 

      Madhavi Mudgal

  • 14. 
    A revered Odissi dancer who was one of many who aided in the revival of the dance form.
    • A. 

      Sharmila Biswas

    • B. 

      Kelucharan Mohapatra

  • 15. 
    An outstanding Odissi dancer who is known for both her incredible performances and choreography
    • A. 

      Madhavi Mudgal

    • B. 

      Sujata Mohapatra

    • C. 

      Sharmila Biswas

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