Vyjayanthimala Bali was the first Indian to have danced before the UN General Assembly to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in December 1969, in New York.

Odissi dance talas are different from their counterparts in Odissi music. For instance, Adi Tala is 16 beats in dance but 18 in music and Jati Tala is 14 in music and 7 in dance.
(‘Indian Classical dance: The Renaissance and Beyond,’ Leela Venkataraman, 2015)

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