World Theatre Class ... Dances!

December 1, 2014

Gulshirin Dubash invited Sreyashi Dey, an Indian classical dancer to instruct the World Theatre students in an ancient classical dance from India. The dance, called ODISSI, is a classical Indian art form dating back to the second century BCE. The students learned how to represent various animals and emotions with their hands. These hand movements were used in the dance to enact a story. I sat in on the last day of the class and the students not only did an excellent job but seemed to really enjoy themselves. They were also very appreciative of the knowledge that Sreyashi Dey shared with them and hoped she would be able to return again.