Odissi Vilas Sacred Dance of India, was founded in 2005 by Sri Vishnu Tattva Das. After many years of perseverance, a dedicated group of students, mentors, friends, and patrons have helped Vishnu to take the first steps to establish Odissi Vilas.
As of January 2005, Odissi Vilas has attained fiscal sponsorship from Dancer's Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and that all donations made to Odissi Vilas are tax deductible. Thus Odissi Vilas began to build in the West a haven for the ancient and venerable art form of Odissi Indian dance.
Photography: Durga Madhab
About Odissi Vilas
The vision of Odissi Vilas is to establish a center for the performing arts in the Odissi style of Indian classical dance. Its mission is to preserve cultural heritage, promote, educate and delight audiences with the mystical beauty, grace and spirituality of Odissi dance.
It is our dream to share this sacred dance form with our community and the world; to build cultural bridges between diverse groups of people, to keep the art form alive for future generations, and to nourish the human spirit.
We strive to enrich artists and spectators alike with a taste of Rasa, the inherent essence of all the arts of India.