Calendar.

Tour Dates-4
Sep
9
Fri
2016
TOKYO, JAPAN – Sept 9-11
Sep 9 – Sep 11 all-day
Sep
17
Sat
2016
NAGOYA, JAPAN – Sept 17-20
Sep 17 – Sep 20 all-day

World Belly Dance Festival 2016 copy

 

HERMES DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS:

**WORLD BELLY DANCE FESTIVAL 2016!!**

Workshops & Performances

 

September 17th Sat.

10:00-13:00 Indian fusion choreography WS in Nagoya

September 18th Sun.

9:00-11:00 Tribal fusion choreography WS in Nagoya

September 19th Mon.

11:30-13:30 Tribal fusion choreography WS in Nagoya

September 20th Tue

10:00-11:00 Odissi technique 1 in Nagoya

11:10-12:10 Odissi technique 2 in Nagoya

19:00-22:00 Indian fusion choreography in Tokyo

 

SHOW: Monday, September 19 17:00

(Open) – 18:00 Start

Sep
30
Fri
2016
SANTIAGO, CHILE – Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016
Sep 30 @ 12:00 am – Oct 3 @ 12:00 am

INDIAN FUSION DANCE RETREAT EN SANTIAGO, CHILE

September 30 – October 2, 2016

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Retiro de Danza Fusión India.

(ENGLISH VERSION BELOW)

16 horas de entrenamiento profesional de danza.
con Colleena Shakti desde Rajasthan, India
Fecha : 30 Septiembre, 1 y 2 Octubre 2016.
Cupos limitados!
Sobre el Retiro:
Este retiro será único en Chile, te llevara a experimentar la belleza y sutileza a través de la danza, en un ambiente acogedor y cercano. Sera un fin de semana de intensas horas de clases junto con esta increíble maestra y bailarina, quien te abrirá su vastos y preciados conocimientos en danza , yoga, belleza y devoción.
Danza tribal fusión India:
Colleena es conocida por un estilo muy singular de danza del vientre fusionado con elementos de la danza india. Esta fusión viene de una conexión profunda de las danzas clásicas y folclóricas de India, a partir de sus años de estudio e investigación de yoga y la teoría de la estética de India.
Ella ha creado un puente importante y significativo entre la danza del vientre tribal y los movimientos y la estilización de las danzas de india.
Este retiro será la oportunidad para aprender diferentes pasos de la danza clásica, sufí, kathak y folclóricas, en conjunto con un entrenamiento profesional de danza del vientre tribal, de forma directa con quien a dedicado su vida a esto. El estilo de danza de Colleena Shakti es una visión holística de arte, donde incorpora: ideas conceptuales, técnicas para desarrollar la concentración y precisión en la danza, el contexto cultural y una fusión armónica de estilos del danzas del mundo.
Biografia de Colleena:
Colleena Shakti ha dedicado su vida a la danza desde que se mudó a India en 2001 para encomendarse a la danza clásica India Odissi, así como a la búsqueda y documentación de danzas folk, músicas y joyerias tradicionales de Rajasthan. Ha tenido la gran fortuna de estudiar con algunos de los mejores maestros en India durante más de diez años, y continua profundizando en las filosofías y prácticas de la danza india y el camino del Yoga.
Colleena está comprometida a honrar sus linajes de danza y la preservación de las formas artísticas tradicionales, equilibrando su trabajo con la innovación y la expresión personal a través de su enfoque en la fusión de la danza del vientre.
Muchos de los que buscan su instrucción encuentran un puente discreto entre el pensamiento oriental y occidental en el entrenamiento de la danza estructurada y enseñanzas filosóficas meditativas.
Vive la mayor parte del año en Rajasthan, India, donde ha fundado la Escuela “Shakti School of Dance” en el complejo histórico Rang Nath Temple, en la ciudad sagrada de Pushkar, mientras que en los meses de verano realiza una gira, actuando y enseñando en todo el mundo. Anualmente, presenta el “Pushkar Temple Dance festival”, un festival de música y danza clásica en el templo que alberga su escuela.
Durante la última década, ha estado viviendo muy de cerca de una tribu de gitanos Kalbelia, siendo testigo de muchas etapas de evolución dentro de su cultura nómada. Tomó años de observación para aprender los detalles y acentos de su forma de danza, ya que está en constante evolución. Colleena recorre India actuando en ferias de pueblos, en grandes palacios de Rajasthan y en prestigiosos festivales de arte con sus músicos Rajasthani Langa. A partir de su profundo estudio de las tradiciones artísticas indias, Clásica Odissi y Kathak, Rajasthani y formas de danza tribal, su sólida formación en danza del vientre y el rigor de su práctica como bailarina dedicada, yogini, profesora e intérprete, Colleena ofrece a los estudiantes una experiencia a través de la danza.

Locacion y opciones:
Lugar : Villa virginia, Pirque, Chile
El retiro se llevará a cabo en una hermosa Villa en Pirque rodeada de naturaleza. Contaremos con comidas vegetarianas y orgánicas provenientes del huerto de la Villa. Las habitaciones son simples y acogedoras, y las clases se realizarán en un hermoso Dojo redondo con piso de madera ideal para nuestras practicas.
Este Villa es una Fundación y todo lo que se recauda va para la educación de la escuela Agroecologica.
Paquetes y Precios:
A) Retiro mas alojamiento :
-3 días y dos noches en Villa Virginia.
-16 horas de clases de Danza.
-Deliciosas comidas orgánicas del huerto y vegetarianas gourmet ( desayuno- almuerzo- comida )
-Coffee and tea Break
-Wifi
-Noche de película de India
-Hot tub
-Y mas sorpresas!
Precio : $370.000 ( Pesos Chilenos)

B) Retiro sin alojamiento :
-16 horas de clases de Danza.
-Delicioso almuerzo vegetariano, y orgánicas del huerto de la Villa.
-Coffee and tea Break
-Wifi
-Hot tub
-Y mas sorpresas!
Precio : $280.000 ( Pesos Chilenos)

Inscripción y Forma de pago : Paso a Paso
1_Para inscribirse debes llenar y enviar el siguiente formulario :
http://goo.gl/forms/SDcSe4ilQL
2 _Una vez lleno el formulario, debes hacer el deposito de la primera cuota.
Las cuotas deben ser el mismo día de cada mes ( Por Ejemplo: 5 Febrero- 5 Marzo- 5 Abril etc..)
** La ultima cuota es hasta el 10 de Agosto 2016.
** No se harán devoluciones de las cuotas.
** No cuentas como inscrita hasta que hayas pagado al menos una cuota.
** Debes enviar comprobante de deposito o confirmación de transferencia electrónica a danzafusionindia@gmail.com .(Obligatorio)

Depositar a :
Banco Santander
Numero de cuenta Corriente: 69742718
Giselle Kattan
Rut: 15.960.076-9
Email de confirmación : Danzafusionindia@gmail.com

Para la gente que viene del extranjero :
Una vez lleno el formulario, debes enviar un mail a :
– danzafusionindia@gmail.com
– Asunto : Pago Internacional/tu nombre completo.
A través de este mail coordinaremos el pago el cual será via Wester Union o PayPal.

!!!! Tenemos cupos limitados !!!!!
Información Extra:
Clima:
Al ser comienzo de primavera es difícil predecir las condiciones meteorológicas, por lo que se sugiere llevar ropa abrigada para los posibles días nublados.

Locación :
Villa Virginia, Pirque
Dirección : Virginia Subercaseaux 2450. Pirque
Como llegar:
En auto: Por autopista Vespucio sur tomar salida RANCAGUA, luego en segunda salida PUENTE ALTO TOCORNAL salir hasta Av.Concha y Toro a la derecha hasta llegar a Pirque . Después de pasar el centro de Pirque doblar en calle Virginia Subercaseaux a la derecha hasta llegar a numeración 2450 ,Villa Virginia al lado de escuela Agroecológica de Pirque.
A Pie : Tomara metro hasta PLAZA PUENTE ALTO línea 4(color azul). Una vez ahí en el paradero dirección al sur tomar el Metro bus numero 81 . Los dejara en la misma puerta de Villa Virginia, como referencia al lado de Escuela Agroecológica , Pirque.
Una semana antes del retiro intentaremos organizarnos para aquellas que van en auto y tenga espacio para alguien mas.

Check in & Check out:
Check in: Viernes a las 9:00 am en punto. Por favor puntualidad!
Check out: Domingo a las 7:00 pm.

** Para quienes no se queden en la residencia deberán llegar a las 9:00 am cada día y retirarse cuando terminen las clases a las 7:00 pm Aprox.

**Los horarios están sujetos a modificaciones hasta unos días antes del evento.

Noche Extra:
Para quienes vengan de Regiones o fuera de Chile, está la posibilidad de quedarse una noche más si es que necesitan. Para coordinar este asunto junto con la Villa y evaluar la posibilidad de alojamiento extra envíanos un mail a:
danzafusionindia@gmail.com
Asunto: Noche extra / tu nombre completo.
*La noche extra no está incluida dentro del precio del paquete.
Almuerzos y comidas:
Desayuno, almuerzo y comida están incluidos para las participantes residentes ( con alojamiento).
Para el resto solo esta incluido el almuerzo.
En caso de que quieras compartir con nosotras algún desayuno o comida, deben informarme con anticipación, antes de comenzar el retiro. Esto tiene un valor aparte por comida el cual debe ser pagado al comienzo del retiro. Solicitar por mail.

Que traer:
– Tu mat de Yoga! Muy importante.
– Ropa cómoda para las clases.
– Abrigo suficiente por si el clima está frío.
– Cuaderno y lápiz para apuntes.
– Botella para el agua.

Mercado Tribal :
Tendremos un pequeño mercado tribal con ropa, joyas y productos naturales !!!
Masajes:
Estará con nosotras una terapeuta de masaje, si te animas puedes tomar una hora con ella para antes o después de las clases.
Contacto:
danzafusionindia@gmail.com
Giselle Kattan
Celular :+569 98719843
Horario: El horario puede estar sujeto a modificaciones.
9:00 – 10:00 Desayuno.
10:00 – 12:30 Danza
1:00 – 2:00 Almuerzo
2:00-3:00 descanso / mercado tribal
3:00 – 5:00 Danza
Coffee break
5:30- 6:30 danza y clase teórica.
Comida

Espero conocernos pronto y danzar juntas en esta especial oportunidad!

VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eSzU3rdI8Y&feature=youtu.be

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Retreat of Indian Fusion Dance.
16 hours of professional training of dance.
With Colleena Shakti from Rajasthan, India
Date: 30 September, 1 and October 2, 2016.
Places Limited!
On The Retreat:
This retreat will be unique in Chile, to bring you to experience the beauty and subtlety through dance, in a cozy environment and close by. It will be a weekend of intense hours of classes together with this amazing teacher and dancer, who will open to you her vast knowledge and cherished in dance, yoga, beauty, and devotion.
Tribal Fusion Dance India:
Colleena is known for a very unique style of belly dance merged with elements of the Indian dance. This merger comes from a deep connection of the classical and folk dances of India, on the basis of their years of study and research of yoga and the theory of the aesthetics of India.
She has created an important and significant bridge between the belly dance tribal and the movements and the styling of the dances of India.
This retreat will be the opportunity to learn different steps of the sufi, classical dance, folk, kathak and in conjunction with a professional training of belly dance tribal, directly with who dedicated his life to this. The style of dance of Colleena Shakti is a holistic view of art, where incorporates: conceptual ideas, techniques to develop the concentration and precision in the dance, the cultural context and a harmonious fusion of styles of the dances of the world.
Biography of Colleena:
Colleena Shakti has dedicated his life to the dance since he moved to India in 2001 to be entrusted to the indian classical odissi dance, as well as to the research and documentation of folk dances, music and traditional jewellery of Rajasthan. Has had the great fortune of study with some of the best teachers in India for more than ten years, and continues to deepen in the philosophies and practices of the Indian dance and the path of yoga.
Colleena is committed to honor their lineages of dance and the preservation of the traditional art forms, balancing his work with innovation and personal expression through his approach in the fusion of the belly dance.
Many of those who seek your instruction they find a discreet bridge between the eastern and western thinking in the training of the dance structured and philosophical teachings meditativas.
She lives for the greater part of the year in Rajasthan, India, where he founded the school “Shakti School of Dance” in the  historical Rang Nath Temple, in the holy city of Pushkar, while in the summer months to tour, performing and teaching across  the whole world. Annually, she introduced the “Pushkar Temple Dance Festival”, A festival of classical music and dance in the temple that houses his school.
During the last decade, has been living very close to a tribe of gypsies kalbelia, being witness to many stages of evolution within their nomadic culture. It took years of observation to learn the details and accents of your dance form, as it is in constant evolution. Colleena travels india performing in fairs of villages, in great palaces of Rajasthan and prestigious festivals in art with his musicians Rajasthani Langa. From his in-depth study of the Indian art traditions, classical odissi and kathak, Rajasthani and tribal dance forms, her solid training in belly dance and rigour of his practice as a dancer dedicated, yogini, teacher and performer, colleena offers students a rich experience through the dance.Location and Options:
Place: Villa Virginia, pirque, Chile
The retreat will be carried out in a beautiful villa in pirque surrounded by nature. We will have vegetarian meals and organic from the garden of the villa. The rooms are simple and comfortable, and classes will be conducted in a beautiful dojo round with wood floor ideal for our practices.
This villa is a foundation and everything that is collected goes to the education of school agroecologica.
Packages and prices:
(a) retirement more accommodation:
– 3 days and two nights at Villa Virginia.
– 16 hours of dance lessons.
– delicious meals in the garden and Organic Gourmet Vegetarian (Breakfast-Lunch-food)
-Coffee and tea Break
– Wifi
– movie night of India
– hot tub
– and more surprises!
Price: $ 370.000 (Chilean pesos)(b) Retreat without accommodation:
– 16 hours of dance lessons.
– delicious lunch, vegan, organic and the garden of the villa.
-Coffee and tea Break
– Wifi
– hot tub
– and more surprises!
Price: $ 280.000 (Chilean pesos)Registration and form of payment: step by step
1 – to sign up you must fill out and submit the form below:
http://goo.gl/forms/SDcSe4ilQL
2 – once filled out the form, you have to do the deposit of the first instalment.
Quotas must be on the same day of each month (example: 5 February-5 March-5 April etc..)
** the last quota is until 10 August 2016.
** there will be no returns of contributions.
** don’t count as entered until you’ve paid off at least a quota.
** you must send proof of deposit or confirmation of electronic transfer to danzafusionindia@gmail.com.( Needed)

Place:
Banco Santander
Current account number: 69742718
Giselle Kattan
Rut: 15.960.076-9
Confirmation Email: Danzafusionindia@Gmail.Com

For the people who come from abroad:
Once filled out the form, you must send a mail to:
– danzafusionindia@gmail.com
– subject: International Payment / your full name.
Through this mail we will coordinate the payment which will be via wester union or Paypal.

!!!! We have limited capacity!!!!!
Extra Information:
Weather:
To be the beginning of spring, it is difficult to predict the weather conditions, which is why it is suggested to take some warm clothes for the possible cloudy days.

Location:
Villa Virginia, pirque
Address: Virginia Subercaseaux 2450. Pirque
How to get there:
In Car: motorway south vespucio take exit rancagua, then in second exit puente alto tocornal out to av. Concha Y Toro to the right until you reach pirque. After spending the centre of pirque bend in Virginia street subercaseaux to the right until you reach numbering 2450, Villa Virginia next to agro-ecological school pirque.
On Foot: TAKE METRO TO PLAZA PUENTE ALTO LINE 4 (Blue Color). Once there in the whereabouts address to the south take the metro bus number 81. Leave them on the same door of Villa Virginia, as a reference to the side of agro-ecological school, pirque.
A week before the retreat we will try to organize ourselves to those that are on the car and have room for someone else.

Check in & Check out:
Check in: Friday at 9:00 am on the dot. Please punctuality!
Check out: Sunday at 7:00 pm.

** for those who don’t stay in the residence must arrive at 9:00 am every day and retreat when school lets out at 7:00 pm approx.

** The hours are subject to change until a few days before the event.

Extra Night:
For those who come from regions or out of Chile, there is the possibility to stay one more night if it’s that they need. To coordinate this issue along with the villa and assess the possibility of extra accommodation send us a mail to:
Danzafusionindia@Gmail.Com
Subject: extra night / your full name.
* the extra night is not included in the price of the package.
Lunch and meals:
Breakfast, lunch and food are included for the participants residents (with accommodation).
For the rest just this including the lunch.
In Case you want to share with us some breakfast or lunch, must inform me in advance, before we begin the retreat. This has a separate value for food which must be paid at the beginning of the retreat. Request by mail.

What to bring:
– Your Yoga Mat! Very important.
– comfortable clothes for classes.
– coat enough for if the weather is cold.
– Notebook and pen for notes.
– Bottle for water.

Tribal Market:
We’ll have a small tribal market with clothes, jewelry, and natural products!!!
Massage:
He’ll be with us a massage therapist, if you dare you can take an hour with her to before or after the classes.

Contact:
Danzafusionindia@Gmail.Com
Giselle Kattan
Cell Phone: + 569 98719843
Schedule: the schedule may be subject to changes.
9:00-10:00 breakfast.
10:00-12:30 dance
1:00-2:00 lunch
2:00-3:00 break / tribal market
3:00-5:00 dance
Coffee break
5:30-6:30 dance and theoretical class.
Food
Oct
27
Thu
2016
BALI: Bali Retreat – DEC 5-11, 2016
Oct 27 @ 3:16 pm – 4:16 pm

BALI RETREAT  in Changgu, Bali – December 5-11, 2016

Indian Fusion Belly Dance in the Island of the Gods! A divine week of deep study in the lush surrounds of a beautiful beach side private villa in South Bali. Train intensively, relax luxuriously, re-inspire completely… at the only weeklong Indian Fusion training of its kind!

SEE:     Learn:   International Retreats:   Bali Retreat

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

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LONDON, UK: Autumn Series (Indian Fusion) – 27 Oct through 8 Dec, 2016 @ Urdang 2, London
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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AUTUMN SERIES WITH HANNAH MI ANIS AND COLLEENA SHAKTI

Join this one off series of indepth study in each dancer’s respected style every Thursday evening in Islington, London.

Each class stands as an individual workshop and will include a thorough warm up, introduction of movements, plenty of repetion and drill time, a flow of sequences as well as some discussion and theory.

We advise signing up soon as class size is limited. Pre-registration is required.

COLLEENA SHAKTI : INDIAN FUSION
Colleena’s Indian Fusion 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 Colleena’s dance style.

“Indian Fusion” is a way to create a reality of elegance, clarity and grace (which is found in Indian classical dance forms) 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.
www.colleenashakti.com

Dates teaching: 27 Oct : 3 Nov : 10 Nov : 1 Dec

HANNAH MI ANIS : TRIBAL FUSION
Hannah brings her unique blend of Sacred Earth Belly Dance interwoven with the structure and strength of many generations of Tribal belly dance. She presents sequences playing with the seamless journey from the bold and powerful to a caressing yin like flow allowing the different and valid aspects of the female principle to emerge. Calling on philosophies and aesthetics in Indian Classical and Middle Eastern dance she introduces relevent terms and concepts to bring clarity to our choice of movements and our intention in dance.

There will be strong focus on musicality and its resonance inside our bodies, harnessing the messages of the music rooted within some of the most beloved rhythms in the belly dance repertoire.
www.hannah-mi-anis.com

Dates teaching : 17 Nov : 24 Nov : 8 Dec

SCHEDULE: Autumn 2016

27 Oct : Colleena Shakti
3 Nov : Colleena Shakti
10 Nov : Colleena Shakti

17 Nov : Hannah Mi Anis
24 Nov : Hannah Mi Anis

1 Dec: Colleena Shakti
8 Dec : Hannah Mi Anis

LEVEL:
Intermediate to advanced. Must have a good foundation in Belly dance of any style.

HOW TO JOIN:
Pricing and Online bookings open Thursday 20th October 2016.
Pre registration is essential for Indian Fusion with Colleena Shakti, due to space limits.
Classes will be sold in packages or alternatively as individual workshops

WHERE:
The Urdang 2
259-263 Goswell Rd, London EC1V 7AH
http://www.theurdangacademy.com/

WHAT TIME:
All classes take place 7-9pm

QUESTIONS
Please feel free to post any queries you have on the FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/352668365074960/?active_tab=discussion

 

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

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