About the DVD
Indian tradition of dance remains a contextual expression of inter-wovenness of life style, festivity and sacred invocation. Cultural cintinuum and amalgamation remains the fulcrum of this tradition. Male Gotipua dancers and Dev Dasi dancers, consecrated to God, have given shape to Odissi. Dance has moved from sacred temple space to public space. Today, Gotipuas survive in limited circles. The film highlights the physical and mental preparation of young dancers within a tight framework of training. It is a tribute to India’s great intangible heritage of Gotipuas and their contribution to the Indian performing arts tradition.