Thursday 20 June 2024

Showcasing Odissi and deliberating on its generational changes - Taalam: column by Leela Venkataraman

The two day Omkara Festival at the IIC premises organised by Manasa-Art Without Frontiers (with focus on Seraikella Chhau and Odissi), during its animated seminar discussion, moderated competently by Sharon Lowen, put the searchlight on Parivartan, the very pertinent issue of generational changes. This has been an important concern for all traditions with roots in a deep cultural past, as they transit through time. How does an intangible cultural heritage, travelling out of its region to spaces all over the world, deal with the challenges of having to deal with practitioners from different language and religious backgrounds, while creating lebensraum for itself amidst the imperatives of catering to different cultural sensibilities?

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