Odissi, one of the eight Classical dance of India takes its name from Orissa.
Odissi combines Lassya, the feminine aspect of Grace and charm, depicted through Tribhangi, and Tandava the masculine aspect depicted through Choka a symmetrical and balance posture.
Mangalacharan an invocation to Lord Krishna,
Abhinaya a dance of expression
A Pallavi, a pure dance
Navarasa, the nine sentiments
Rhythm and Joy.
Concluded with a prayer of well being.