Multi-talented artiste Jaya Mehta has launched a new book titled The Poetic Saree, a unique publication of dance-poems from India. The book is a spectacular treat for dance, nature and poetry lovers, bringing together dance, poetry, exquisite dance visuals and stunning design.

The Poetic Saree was released at The Nehru Centre in London by Bharat Joshi, director of security at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The book release was accompanied by a stunning dance production, The Boulder Being. The solo dance presentation by Mehta, was a mesmerising rendition of seven poems in a symphony of words, music and movement. It highlighted the magnificent themes of the book, inspired by dance, art, nature and emotions.

Mehta is known around the world for being an ambassador for Indian culture by expressing her art in various forms. From dance to poetry, video-poems to children’s fiction, workshops, she has done them all.

The renowned Odissi dancer from India, has danced at prestigious festivals and venues like the India Dance Festival in Hague, the International Poetry festival in Rotterdam, the ARMA museum in Bali, and the International Odissi festival in Odisha.

Her highly innovative Odissi workshops have won over audiences in Barcelona, the Hague, and India alike. She was awarded the Odissi Jyoti title at the Naveen Kalakaar festival in Orissa in 2008.

The Poetic Saree is available to buy on Amazon.

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