Dance Department

“The Love of a Goddess” Odissi Dance Performance

Followed by Q&A

Shipra Avantica Mehrotra is recognized today as a rising exponent of Odissi dance. The New York Times described her performance at the 2010 Erasing Borders dance festival as “wholly poetic” and “the truest revelation of dance itself.” With technical virtuosity and evocative abhinaya (expressive mime), Shipra showcases the innate lyricism and theatricality of traditional Odissi while simultaneously revitalizing the dance form with her contemporary perspectives. This balanced approach has earned her the opportunity to perform in several prestigious events and dance festivals across the United States and India. Shipra is also the founder and artistic of the Avantica Academy of Odissi Dance with chapters in Houston and Boston.