Odissi Dance is a very graceful yet powerful way of portraying the cosmic dance of the universe. 

Many humans and celestial stories are portrayed in this art form.

It is really a devotional dance, that is offered during ceremonies and pujas.Sharada at Bali Arts Festival

Today it is also can be seen at stage performances.  All the movements, mudras (hand gestures) and eye expressions speak for this dance.

Every human emotion is portrayed, which mesmerizes both the dancer and the one who is watching.

Sacred beauty, meaning, timelessness and tradition is contained in and conveyed through this dance.  It is a moving meditation.

This ancient practice has survived from the times of temples and on into today’s modern way of living.