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COLLEENA SHAKTI

Colleena Shakti has dedicated her life to dance ever since moving to India for intensive training in Odissi Classical Indian Dance. She lives most of the year in Rajasthan where she directs her school – Shakti School of Dance and works with folk artists to promote traditional Rajasthani music and dance.  In summers she tours internationally collaborating with artists, teaching workshops and performing.

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Colleena offers extensive training programs, residential retreats and introductory workshops in a wide array of topics relating to Dance, Indian Aesthetics and Yoga.

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Colleena Shakti School of Dance

SHAKTI SCHOOL OF DANCE

Full-time training in classical Indian dance and Yogic arts

WORKSHOPS & LECTURES

Dance, yoga and aesthetic philosophy workshops
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Colleena Shakti Retreats

INTERNATIONAL RETREATS

Residential immersive training program

Colleena Shakti Online Instruction

ONLINE INSTRUCTION

DVDs and links to instructional resources

CALENDAR

Dec
5
Mon
2016
BALI RETREAT
Dec 5 – Dec 11 all-day

http://www.colleenashakti.com/bali-retreat/

For more information CLICK HERE

 

Jan
14
Sat
2017
LONDON, UK – Indian Fusion Dance Intensive – Jan 14 & 15, 2017
Jan 14 all-day

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INDIAN FUSION INTENSIVE: 10 Hours! – JAN 14 & 15

 

SCHEDULE:

Saturday:  

Timings *TBA*  – Indian Fusion Belly Dance – Day 1

Timings *TBA* – Indian Contemporary Dance

 

Sunday:

Timings *TBA* – Indian Fusion Belly Dance – Day 2

 

 

REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

Full Workshop:

10 hours – £180

Single classes:

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.

 

WORKSHOP DESCRITIONS:

 


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.

Time: 

Timings *TBA*

Location:

*TBA*

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.

Time: 

Timings *TBA*

Location:

*TBA*

Level: Intermediate. Basic experience with Belly Dance is recommended.

 


REGISTRATION

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.

 

FAQ’s

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.

Refunds?

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

 

REGISTER HERE:

No partial payments.  No refunds or transfers.  A small Paypal registration fee applies (2.5%).


WORKSHOP OPTIONS



Mar
19
Sun
2017
BALI, INDONESIA – Bali Spirit Festival Performances & Workshops
Mar 19 – Mar 26 all-day

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BALI SPIRIT FESTIVAL 2017

Performances & Workshops featuring:

Colleena Shakti with LIVE musical group direct from the deserts of Rajasthan RAJASTHAN JOSH!

 

 

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PERFORMANCE:  

Please join us friends, I will be performing at Bali Spirit Festival 2017 with my Rajasthani brothers…

RAJASTHAN JOSH!

They are an incredible pure Rajasthani, Sufi Qawwali, modern innovation ecstatic musical experience!  We haven’t been international together since the tour in Egypst a few years ago.  We are so excited to bring this colorful celebration of Rajasthan to the stage in Indonesia!

 

WORKSHOPS:  (times and locations coming soon…)

#1 RAJASTHANI “KALBELIYA” GYPSY DANCE

#2 CLASSICAL INDIAN ODISSI DANCE

#3 TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE

#4 INDIAN FUSION BELLY DANCE

 

SCHEDULE:

BaliSpirit Festival 2017 NEW FORMAT! 6 days  /  7 nights

March 19, 2017 – Sunday Pre Festival Community Day (for the public) & Launch Party for ticket buyers at Bhanuswari Resort (Daytime Venue)

Monday March 20 – Friday March 24 – Daytime Festival at Bhanuswari Resort (Daytime Venue) + 5 Nights of Bhakti Music in the ARMA Watergarden Saturday,

March 25 – Sunday, March 26 –  One World One Stage / Night Concerts at ARMA

March 28th – NYEPI

 

Official BALI SPIRIT FESTIVAL Website:

http://www.balispiritfestival.com/programs/presenter/colleena-shakti

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