Bhubaneswar: After taking the Internet by storm with ‘Lights of Odisha’ which was shot using Pixelstick with her posing against the backdrop of temples in Odisha, Odissi dancer of French origin Mahina Khanum has come up with an animated video, decoding the beautiful classical dance form for the global audience.
The video smoothly blends the ancient performing art form with contemporary cutting-edge technology.
Titled ‘The Intruder’, the dancer in the video slips into an 18th century Indian painting depicting the love between Radha and Krishna, which is an important theme of Odissi music and dance.
Mahina is seen interacting with the elements in the painting through graceful mudras. As Radha, she expresses her disappointment over Lord Krishna not giving her attention and he tries to propitiate her by playing the flute.
Here's "The Intruder"! Using computer animation, Lévi-Avishaï Léger-Tanger made me 'slip' into an 18th century Indian painting. As an Indian Odissi dancer, I can share with you what's unfolding inside my imagination while I dance. We hope you'll like this video and that you'll want to discover more about Odissi dance!Making-of: https://www.facebook.com/mahinakhanum/videos/1886423188042776/———-Voici "The Intruder"! Grâce aux techniques d'animation, Lévi-Avishaï Léger-Tanger m'a "glissée" dans une peinture indienne du 18ème siècle pour vous révéler l'imaginaire d'une danseuse Odissi. Nous espérons que cette vidéo vous plaira et vous donnera envie d'en savoir plus sur la danse Odissi !Making-of: https://www.facebook.com/mahinakhanum/videos/1886423188042776/
Posted by Mahina Khanum on Tuesday, 20 March 2018
The lovers’ tiff and the subsequent reconcialiation have been animated using graphic softwares with background music in the Gita Gobinda painting, ascribed to the famous Indian painter Nainsukh (1775-1780) and his family of Kangra.
Mahina’s husband Lévi-Avishaï Léger-Tanger, the designer and director of this project, said, “I was mesmerised the first time I saw Mahina perform Odissi. However, I was unable to understand the meaning of the stories she was depicting. What if we could see more? What if we could see the other characters and the entire context? Therefore, we decided to come up with this project that brings the ancient and modern together.”
Watch the making of the video here:
EDIT: full video here! 👉 https://www.facebook.com/mahinakhanum/videos/1888795994472162/Before releasing the video of my new project, here is a short presentation of it! Hope it will make you even more impatient to discover the end result… tomorrow :)With Lévi-Avishaï Léger-Tanger—–Vidéo complète ici ! 👉 https://www.facebook.com/mahinakhanum/videos/1888795994472162/Avant de partager avec vous la vidéo de mon nouveau projet, en voici une petite présentation ! J'espère qu'elle vous donnera encore plus envie de découvrir le résultat final… demain :)Avec Lévi-Avishaï Léger-Tanger
Posted by Mahina Khanum on Sunday, 18 March 2018