"GOTIPUA : the sacred dancers of Lord Krishna"
- For centuries in India, the Gotipua dance tradition has survived in the small village of Raghurajpur, Orissa. In Oriya language, "Goti"
means "single" and "Pua"
means "boy". This dance is only performed by young acrobat boys who dress up as female to praise Lord Krishna. The classical Odissi dance has taken inspiration from the Gotipua dance, as most of the famous Odissi gurus were Gotipua dancers during their young days.