Presented by architecture professor Marc Manack and visiting dance professor Kaustavi Sarkar, Odissi Anima is a conversation between architecture and dance in an interdisciplinary collaboration using digital technology. It explores the architectural and choreographic crafting of movement and space through technological projections and objects. Odissi is an Indian classical dance form that travels globally in high-art concert venues as well as in South Asian diasporic festivals. Anima, meaning soul or life, is reconceived as technological reconfigurations of history in ways that reveal to life the marginalized histories of the Maharis or the temple-dancers.
The program is sponsored by the College of Arts + Architecture Digital Arts Center and supported by a Mini Diversity grant. Admission is FREE. Seating is limited.