Skin, Makeup & Glow

Makeup and prep for stage is a long and precise process. It takes hours to build on the layers of makeup that will brighten your face and keep it that way throughout a very demanding stage performance. The top layer of stage makeup usually melts away with the focus of harsh lights on the dancer’s … More Skin, Makeup & Glow

Are you Dancer Fit ?

Dance is a blessing to us in more ways than I can list. The one I appreciate the most is that dance gives us a better understanding of ourselves. Every body is different. The one and only way to keep yourself fit is to understand how much of what your body needs. Keeping ourselves fit is about … More Are you Dancer Fit ?

Celebrating Artists – Ashwini Raghupathy

In an attempt to find an odissi summer workshop I googled Odissi+Bangalore and what popped up was a video of the world’s 1st odissi flashmob! Conceptualized and executed by Ashwin Raghupathy, bunch of beautiful dancers break into a pallavi performance in the middle of Bangalore’s plush UB city courtyard. Absolutely fascinated and extremely jealous of … More Celebrating Artists – Ashwini Raghupathy

Odissi Jewelery

Odissi is a visual art form creating dynamic visuals on stage with the help of costume, make-up and jewellery; this is exactly where ‘Aharaya Abhinaya’ steps in. Odissi dance is complemented by intricate filigree silver jewelry pieces. Filigree, in French, means “thin wire,” and in Oriya it is called Tarchasi. This highly skilled art form … More Odissi Jewelery

Dance Shlokas

Namaskariya Shlokaआंगिकम भुवनम यस्य वाचिकं सर्व वाङ्ग्मयम आहार्यं चन्द्र ताराधि तं नुमः (वन्दे) सात्विकं शिवम्  Translation Your body is the movement of the world Your words resonate through the entire universe The Moon and the stars are your ornaments I salute you Shiva, the embodiment of truth The Namaskaria Shloka helps us better understand the … More Dance Shlokas