Odissi Summer Camp and Performance

Sensate Technicities:  Odissi Odyssey

Sensate Technicities: Odissi Odyssey

July 6, 2020 – July 11, 2020


Kaus dancing

Student Camp Hours: July 6–10, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Evening Performance Laboratory: July 6–10, 6-9 p.m.

All ages and experiences welcome

Camp Pricing and Registration

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Gala Performance:   July 11, 6-9 p.m.  

Gala will mark the conclusion of the camp, featuring Sujata Mohapatra, Bijayini Satpathy, and Aruna Mohanty. 

Robinson Hall, Department of Dance, UNC Charlotte

Tickets Available Here



The UNC Charlotte Department of Dance is hosting a summer camp program called Sensate Technicities inviting dance scholars, artists, teachers, and students. It is open to all starting from beginners to advanced students and practitioners. A one-week program, Sensate Technicities, will introduce intellectual engagement alongside embodied rigor in the eastern Indian dance form called Odissi. 

In this intensive, students will learn holistically from veteran experts in the field and also from locally renowned artists/ educators. Participants will work in a studio setting and learn from multiple teachers focusing on Body Conditioning, Technique, Choreography, Theory, and History. Students will be categorized into groups depending upon their exposure to the form. There will be opportunities to take masterclasses from multiple teachers.  Besides Odissi repertory, there will also be panel discussions, book talks, and research presentations focusing on classical Indian dance and the study of an emerging movement in the field of Indian classical dance called “NavaPallava” that promotes promising soloists between the age groups of 25 – 40. Artists chosen under these banners will be featured during the daily Evening Laboratory sessions.

Evening performance labs will be open and free to the public and UNC Charlotte LBST students. Click here for a schedule of events.

This event is a continuation of the Odissi International Series pioneered by dance critic/ scholar Shyamhari Chakra in 2009. 

Camp Tuition

Student (Ages 11+ )                                              $ 500.00
Student (full time UNC Charlotte)                      $ 400.00 
Half-Day Student (Ages 10 and under)             $ 250.00                 
Drop-in (All Age-Groups) Limit of 3                   $ 50/session               

Gala Tickets

General public                        $10.00
UNC Charlotte Students        $7.00
13 and under                          $5.00


UNC Charlotte Policies

Payment Policy 

Camp deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable and will hold your space in the camp until 14 days before the start of the camp (June 22), when the balance is due. If the remaining balance is not paid in full by the invoice deadline, your seat in the camp will be canceled and offered to another on the waiting list.
Parents of minors will be sent additional camp documents for signatures.