INDIAN FUSION INTENSIVE: 10 Hours! – JAN 14 & 15
Timings *TBA* – Indian Fusion Belly Dance – Day 1
Timings *TBA* – Indian Contemporary Dance
Timings *TBA* – Indian Fusion Belly Dance – Day 2
10 hours – £180
Priority will be given to Full Time participants. Partial registration will open in December if space is still available. Anga Contemporary Workshop: 2 hours – £45. 1 Day of Indian Fusion Belly Dance: 4 hours – £80.
Anga – INDIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE – 2 hours
Anga, the core body of Indian classical dance and martial arts utilize imaginative combinations of circles, spirals and complex bends. This new dance style Colleena is developing draws from years of careful study and intensive training in several traditional movement modalities of India (Kalarypayattu, Yoga Vinyasa, Odissi classical dance, Kathak classical dance and more). Colleena extracts core muscle movements layered with minute details (such as mudra), together with thematic bodylines to create a powerful and fluid new contemporary style. Fast spins and full body movements with emphasis on contract/release and dynamic timing offer dancers an exciting, fast paced tempo to explore.
Inspiring traditional themes of intention such as: warrior like courage, inner strength and stillness, compassion and surrender, will lead this dance workshop from movement exploration into short dance phrases that travel across the floor.
Level: Intermediate. This class is physically demanding and fast paced, yet all levels and dance backgrounds welcomed, as the main focus is to explore authentic movement from the heart, and discover new movement ‘qualities’.
INDIAN FUSION BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP – 8 hours
In this special 2-day intensive dancers will get the chance to go deeper into learning the mechanics of movements often found in Colleena’s Indian Fusion dance. Each day is broken into 2 classes:
Part 1 – Indian Fusion Nuances & Techniques: Drilling and understanding movement principles of turns, poses, mudras and arms patterns, travelling steps and core belly dance movements.
Part 2 – Choreography: Autology – This Tribal Fusion Belly dance choreography is unique and just challenging enough with graceful and dramatic poses, detailed hand and eye movements and sharp fast accents. The choreography will be taught in full over 2 days.
COLLEENA’S INDIAN FUSION DANCE:
Colleena’s unique dance style is inspired by the details in Indian temple sculptures and Moghul court dances, contrasted with earthy feminine movements of Tribal Belly Dance and Rajasthani ‘Gypsy’ dance. Challenging spins and arm patterns as well as precise use of lines and expression are a trademark of her Indian Fusion dance.
Fusion is a harmonious blending of forms. Fusion is finding the nuances that compliment and contrast each other, which embellish and enhance rather than confuse and clutter. How can we borrow inspiration and techniques from strongly rooted traditions with out loosing the original spark that inspired us? “Indian Fusion” is a way to create a reality of elegance, clarity and grace that reaches outside of tradition, but maintains the core aesthetic values. Indian dance traces its roots back to ancient times through preserved lineages and texts. It is rich with meaning and hidden wisdom, which brings about a timeless beauty. With well over a decade of intensive training and research specializing in several classical and folk dance traditions, Colleena will share from her vast knowledge of the Indian aesthetic. She will share ways which we can respectfully draw inspiration from Indian dance and create beautiful, intentional fusion, rather than following a un informed “cut and paste” approach.
Through some short lecture she will introduce Indian Aesthetic concepts as to *why Indian movements look the way they do, as well as relevant cultural / historical background.
This workshop will include yoga/somatic exercises, a thorough warm up, drilling techniques (Including arm patterns, turns, traveling steps, tribal fusion belly dance vocabulary, etc), conceptual theory discussion and choreographed phrases.
Level: Intermediate. Basic experience with Belly Dance is recommended.
First come, first serve. We will take a waiting list once the capacity is full. You will receive an email if you are put on the waitlist. We will send you an email confirming your spot in the workshop (within 2 days) of receiving your COMPLETE PAYMENT. No Partial payments accepted.
I have questions, who can I email?
Please post all questions related to this workshop on our Facebook event page. Chances are there are other students wondering the same thing.
What to wear?
Comfortable clothing which is tight around the hips. Hip scarf or belt recommended.
Can I only do a single day?
It is recommended to join the complete course, however we are currently accepting attendance to single days of the workshop. Priority is given to though attending the full workshop. The course will continue to build consecutively. The Contemporary Workshop “Anga” may be done as a single workshop.
We offer No Refunds, transfers or compensations of any kind, what so ever. You may sell your spot on your own time and networks. Please have the new participant email us to comple
No partial payments. No refunds or transfers. A small Paypal registration fee applies (2.5%).