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Nov
5
Sat
2016
LONDON, UK – Nov 5 Rajasthani Dance Workshop
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day

 

Rajasthani Dance Workshop in London – Nov. 5,  3-5pm

Rajasthani dance is undeniable with its brilliant colors, joyful spins and playful music. One of the most beloved folk dances of India, it celebrates beauty and grace in easy repetitive movement patterns performed in group dances and solo. Rajasthani music offers rich dynamics in expression through the lyrics, and complexity through its rhythms.

With over 15 years of dedicated research and loving collaboration with folk artists of Rajasthan, Colleena is known for her in depth, first hand knowledge of all that is Rajasthan! She has been performing this dance extensively in India and abroad, sharing with students all over the world her passion for the culture and arts of Rajasthan.

Please wear a large spinning skirt – there will be lots of spinning!

 

WHERE
The Factory Fitness and Dance Studios
407 Hornsey Rd, Archway, LONDON N19 4DX
Visit: http://www.factorylondon.com/find-us

 

WHEN
3-5pm, Saturday 5th November 2016

 

REGISTRATION
First come, first serve. Reserve fast, the workshops have been selling out!

We will take a waiting list once the capacity is full. You will recieve and 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 excepted. No Refunds of any kind, what so ever, ever, ever…. however, you may sell your spot on your own.

 

COST – £45

 

CLICK LINK TO PAY THROUGH PAYPAL:





Nov
26
Sat
2016
LONDON, UK: Odissi Classical Dance Workshop – NOV 26-27, 2017
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day

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ODISSI INTENSIVE WITH COLLEENA SHAKTI – Yoga. Dance. Theory.
This 2-day dance training in Odissi classical Indian dance (Kelu Charan Mohapatra gharana), Vinyasa Krama Yoga and Indian Aesthetic Philosophy with Colleena Shakti is modeled after a typical day at the Shakti School of Dance, Rajasthan…

Plus… SPECIAL THEORY CLASS TOPIC!
Mystery of the Mudra. The language of gesture has been established thousands of years ago in the ancient Indian text – Natya Shastra. Learn the fundamental vocabulary, typical uses and elaborate storytelling possibilities through our richly complex body language.

WHERE:
The Factory
407-409 Hornsey Rd , London , N19 4DX
http://www.factorylondon.com/contact-us

WHEN:
Saturday 26th November : 2 -6pm
Sunday 27th November : 2-6pm

Cost: £140 (£80 single day)

Level: Suitable for Beginners to Intermediate.
(Even if you have no classical dance experience we welcome ALL students to participate, however please be aware that Odissi is a classical dance and requires a certain degree of fitness and willpower.)

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Students will receive 4 hours per day of professional dance training, as well as instruction for the subtle practices of yoga, strength training, and philosophy. These additional teachings are the unique signature of Colleena’s work that she finds essential to support the artist who wants a deeper experience of dance. This workshop is open to all levels of experience, but please note that classical Indian dance is a rigorous practice that requires a certain level of strength and stamina.

Workshop schedule will include:


VINYASA KRAMA YOGA
Vinyasa Krama Yoga is a highly authentic Yoga practice of slowing the mind and body by deepening the breath. The breath leads each movement through the series by gently awakening subtle energy channels, rather than simply stretching muscle tissue. From asana we build up to Pranayama practices to increase endurance for peak performance, followed by pratyahara and meditation for fine-tuning our concentration skills. We will open each day with these practices, which will take less than an hour to complete.

STRENGTH TRAINING
Specialized movements to build muscle and find balance in order to benefit our dance bodies. These are compiled from Colleena’s extensive background and quest for perfection. The exercises will include inspiration and techniques from: Pilates, Classical Ballet training, Indian martial arts (Chhau and Kalaripayattu) and traditional Odissi warm-ups.

ODISSI TECHNIQUE: Stepping… The first steps of Odissi, but not the last!
Beginners and professionals alike use this “stepping” practice (20 + 2 basic phrases) to refine one’s rhythm sense, develop precision in footwork, find grace in the upper body and hand movements, as well as build stamina, confidence and dexterity through the mantra-like repetition.

INDIAN AESTHTICS THEORY CLASS
Indian classical arts are based on a vast and ancient system of philosophies that interweave and create the context for some of the greatest works of art in human history. In the theory section of this workshop we will cover basic vocabulary and theories from the Natya Shastra, as well as recount the incredible history and lineage of Odissi dance.

**Following this introductory workshop, students will be eligible to join regular Odissi training session with Colleena.

ODISSI CHOREOGRAPHY REVIEW – (MONDAY NOV.28)
If you have learned an Odissi choreography from Colleena or in the Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra style and would like to review, MONDAY NOV.28 we are scheduling item review workshops for: Mangalacharan, Batu, Vasant Pallavi & Vakratunda. Please email Colleena for details or post your interest on out FB event page.

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 excepted.

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?  
Modest, comfortable clothing suitable for a yoga class. Pants should be fitted at the ankle so footwork and leg positions can be seen. It is preferable to wear Indian dance clothing such as: cotton practice sari or salwar kameez.

Can I only do a single day?
It is recommended to join the complete course, however we are currently excepting attendance to single days of the workshop. Priority is given to though attending the full 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 complete their registration.

 

REGISTER HERE:

No partial payments.  No refunds or transfers.  A small paypal fee applies (2%).

 


Workshop Options




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 *9 am – 1 pm – Indian Fusion Belly Dance – Day 1

Timings * 2 pm – 4 pm – Indian Contemporary Dance

 

Sunday:

Timings *1:30 pm – 5:30 pm  – 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 *2 pm – 4 pm

Location:

Founders Studio at: THE PLACE

17 Duke’s Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9PY

 

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: 

Saturday:  

*9 am – 1 pm – Day 1

Sunday:

*1:30 pm – 5:30 pm  –  Day 2

 

Location:

Studio 2 at: THE PLACE

17 Duke’s Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9PY

 

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

May
25
Thu
2017
QUBEC, CANADA: May 25 – 28, 2017
May 25 – May 28 all-day

COLLEENA SHAKTI IN QUEBEC

Website: http://accesasie.com/semaine-4/?lang=en

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1771080763214646/

Tickets: http://www.admission.com/event/perles-dailleurs-billets/885131

 

 

INFORMATION ON EVENT:

[English version follows]

Pour sa 22e édition, le Festival Accès Asie accueille la danseuse américaine Colleena Shakti pour son volet international : Perles d’Ailleurs!

Du jeudi 25 au dimanche 28 mai 2017, venez célébrer les danses indiennes! Entre spectacles, rencontres et ateliers pratiques de danse, c’est un programme de découverte et d’échange qui vous sera offert au cours de ces 4 jours.

Pour les amateurs de danse indienne mais également pour les curieux, le spectacle Perles d’Ailleurs sera l’occasion de découvrir la grande variété de danses indiennes qui existent. Colleena Shakti partagera l’affiche avecTanveer Alam, le jeune prodige montréalais. Ensemble, ils vous transporteront jusqu’en Inde et vous garantir une soirée remplie des couleurs de l’Orient.

Spectacle Perles d’Ailleurs
Le jeudi 25 mai 2017
20h
Gesù – centre de créativité

Pour accompagner cette magnifique soirée, nous vous convions à en apprendre un peu plus sur les danses indiennes, en assistant à une discussion avec les artistes.

Rencontre et discussion avec Colleena Shatki et Tanveer Alam
Le vendredi 26 mai 2017
de 17 à 19h
Gesù – centre de créativité

Et pour terminer ce volet international, quoi de mieux que de mettre en pratique tous les savoirs théoriques acquis? Colleena Shakti proposera 4 ateliers découverte des danses indiennes.

Info : https://www.facebook.com/events/1368379833185253/

Plus d’info : http://accesasie.com/

***
For the 22nd edition, the Festival Accès Asie welcomes American dancer Colleena Shakti to his international component: Perles d’Ailleurs.

Come celebrate Indian dance! This four-day extravaganza of discovery and exchange features an exciting program of performances, meetings, and dance workshops from Thursday, May 25th to Sunday, May 28th 2017.

Whether you are an amateur of Indian dance or simply curious, Perles d’Ailleurs will be an opportunity for all to discover the world of Indian dance. Colleena Shakti will share the stage with Tanveer Alam, the young Montreal prodigy. Together, they will transport you to India for an evening filled with the colors and sounds of the Orient. You won’t be able to resist moving along with these talented dancers!

Perles d’Ailleurs
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
8 PM
Gesù – centre de créativité

As part of this wonderful evening, the FAA invites you to discover a little more about Indian dance by attending a discussion with the artists.

Meeting and discussion with Colleena Shatki and Tanveer Alam
Friday, May 26th, 2017
From 5 PM to 7 PM
Gesù – centre de créativité

To wrap up this international component, what better way to put all the knowledge you’ve just learned into practice? Colleena Shakti will conduct 4 workshops exploring Indian dance. On the program: Nautchwali, Indian dance techniques, spins and Indian fusion.

Information : https://www.facebook.com/events/1368379833185253/

More information: http://accesasie.com/?lang=en

Jun
1
Thu
2017
NEW YORK, NEW YORK: June 1 – 4, 2017
Jun 1 – Jun 4 all-day

COLLEENA SHAKTI IN NEW YORK CITY!

Workshops & Performances

June 1 –  4, 2017

Facebook Events:

Workshop: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623636844332911/

Performance: https://www.facebook.com/events/265425383897840/

 

Tickets (Eventbright):

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colleena-shakti-in-nyc-registration-32808111946

WOLVERHAMPTON, UK – OCT 27-29, 2017
Jun 1 @ 12:42 pm – 1:42 pm

Infusion Emporium 7
27 – 29 October 2017

Facebook Page link

Fusion Bellydance Festival starring…
– Elizabeth Strong
– Colleena Shakti
– Ashley Lopez
– Eliana Hofmann

featuring:
– 20 hours of workshops
– theatre show
– afterparty

Jun
16
Fri
2017
WUPPERTAL, GERMANY: June 16-18, 2017
Jun 16 – Jun 18 all-day

COLLEENA SHAKTI IN WUPPERTAL, GERMANY

June 16-18, 2017

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/414739542210522/

Contact & Registration:

Amiya # 0176-83425850
amiyasart@hotmail.com

Jun
21
Wed
2017
GREECE RETREAT, Crete: June 21-26, 2017
Jun 21 – Jun 26 all-day

INDIAN FUSION BELLY DANCE RETREAT

CRETE, GREECE

JUNE 21-25, 2017

 

M O V E   L I K E   W A T E R . . .


Nourish the mind, body and spirit with 4 intensively packed days of dance training on the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean!

4 days / 5 nights in the sunny paradise of Crete!  

20 hours of instruction & final Performance Party with live Greek music!

Bask in the blue Mediterranean sea – soak up the sunshine – nourish the body with delicious local food – immerse, inspire and recharge your DANCE!

MORE INFORMTATION:

https://www.caravanserai-retreats.com/

REGISTRATION AT:

Caravanserai Retreats

CONTACT:

Caravanserai.retreats@gmail.com

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