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Sacred Geometry in Dance and Temple Architecture:
- The presentation discusses common approaches to form between Indian Classical Dance and Temple architecture with specific reference to Odishan temple building and the odissi dance tradition. These arise from the underlying bedrock of cultural knowledge about sacred geometry in the Indian tradition.
Odissi Ė A Dance of Sculpture:
- A discussion that traces odissiís origins as a temple dance ritual using video material of Orissan temple architecture and sculpture.
Making of a Tradition:
- The process of odissiís birth using and transforming indigenous folk resources is discussed, drawing attention to the artistic creativity of odissiís founders in post Independent India. It includes video interviews with individuals who witnessed this period, and who made personal contributions.