Learning Tools in Odissi Dance Education

by Dr. Rohini Dandavate

Photo Courtesy: Debiprasad Sahoo

Photo Courtesy: Debiprasad Sahoo

Rapidly advancing communication technologies and media formats have opened new avenues for teaching, learning and presenting dance. In traditional performing arts in India, Guru Shisya Parampara was the primary way of learning and teaching. However, increasing access to digital media has lead to emergence of hyperlearning, or education made possible by computer technology and hypermedia. Dance teachers and students use social media for marketing, and online tools for teaching and learning. Performers have also integrated digital media in dance presentations. This emerging trend is permeating all aspects of dance education and dance production. [Read more…]