Belly Dance Roots ~ with Colleena Shakti
Define & Refine the Roots of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance
3 Part Class Series: Dec 15 / Jan 12
Dec 15 / Jan 12
Academy Mews Dance Studios
15 Pratt Mews, Camden, London
@ The Lounge Studio (ground floor)
The goal of this workshop is to refine essential belly dance technique and define the movement concepts needed to develop a strong dance. This 3 part class series is designed for beginning belly dance students, as well as more experienced dancers who want to excel in their dance. This is a technique class and will focus on careful repetition of foundational movements to develop a shared vocabulary. Each class will include a warm up and strength-training portion, followed by movement drills, compositions and partner work. There will be some homework given to complete between each class.
3 class package @ £111 / $146
Single drop in class £40 (Cash paid before the start of class)
Beginning to Advanced
What to bring / wear:
Dress comfortably. Bring a notebook.
Please decide carefully before registering for this course. There are no refunds under any circumstance.
Indian Dance Workshop in London ~ Classical & Contemporary
ODISSI CLASSICAL DANCE + INDIAN FUSION REPERTOIRE
January 13 & 14, 2018
Masterful dance is a balancing of head and heart, passion and discipline, abandon and understanding, technique and bhav (spirited presence). Through the experience of studying classical Indian dance, students will gain an understanding of story telling through dance gestures, cultural context and intention, Indian classical aesthetic theories and musicality. In addition to gaining experience in traditional dance approaches, the course will mindfully explore a Western academic approach to movement analysis, notation, anatomy and biomechanics.
ODISSI CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE
The first 3 hours of this course focuses on strong Classical Indian Odissi dance. The student will gain experience in traditional training practices of Odissi that traces its roots back thousands of years to temple dance traditions of Orissa, India. The class will begin with a Vinyasa Krama Yoga practice, which offers a deeper insight into the context and spiritual philosophies that Odissi are related to. Technique exercises and short compositions slowly be introduced and build up throughout the weekend.
INDIAN FUSION REPERTOIRE
The 3 hour afternoon segment of this course will give students a rich survey of stylistic inspirations that Colleena uses in her unique Indian Fusion Dance. Belly Dance techniques are embellished with various nuances and movements from North Indian dance (Kathak and Rajasthani folk) as well as contemporary, Persian dances and more. Technique exercises and choreographed compositions will be slowly introduced and build in complexity throughout the weekend. This is more than just a basic Belly Dance class, so a certain level of fitness will be required for some contemporary techniques as well as faster spins and traveling steps.
Urdang 1, Old Finsbury Hall
Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4RP/ Studio 5 & 3
Urdang 1 – STUDIO 5
ODISSI CLASSICAL DANCE: 11am – 2pm (3 hrs)
1 hour lunch
INDIAN FUSION: 3-6pm (3 hrs)
Urdang 1 – STUDIO 3
ODISSI CLASSICAL DANCE: 11 am – 2 pm (3 hrs)
1 hour lunch
INDIAN FUSION: 3-6pm (3 hrs)
Some Belly Dance experience and moderate fitness level necessary. Our work pace will be moderate.
What to bring or wear:
For the Odissi morning session, please dress modestly, as if for a yoga class. Pants or leggings that are tight around the ankle are ideal. For the afternoon Indian Fusion, a large skirt or legging are fine. We will work with a variety of techniques including spins, belly dance and contemporary movements.
*Full Weekend Course* – 2 Dance styles (12 hours) – £199
Odissi Weekend (6 hours) – £120
Indian Fusion Weekend (6 hours) – £120
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To learn more about Colleena’s dance work, please visit: Colleenashakti.com
Please decide carefully before registering for this course. There are no refunds under any circumstance. If you are no longer able to attend the class, you are allowed to sell your spot in the class. Please ask the person who buys your class to contact us to get their name on the registration sheet.
Colleena Shakti in Portland
This event is sold out, but you may come for Colleena’s free lecture, open to the public, May 2oth on The Yoga of Dance.
Join world-renowned dancer Colleena Shakti for a weekend of Indian Classical Dance and Indian Fusion Bellydance.Move deeper through Colleena’s masterful teachings at Studio Datura this May 19th and 20th, 2018.
Vinyasa Krama Yoga / Strength Training / Odissi Technique / Fusion Composition and Technique / Aesthetic Theory
Location: Studio Datura – www.studiodatura.com
1847 East Burnside, Suite 103 Portland, OR 97214
Dates: May 19 & 20, 2018
Time: 9am – 6pm
- 9 – 10 am : Yoga
- 10 am – 1 pm: Odissi
- 1pm – 2:15 pm: lunch
- 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Indian Aesthetic Art Theory Class
- 3:30pm – 6:00pm: Indian Fusion Dance
Indian Aesthetic Art Theory Class:* May 19th: The Theory of Beauty
* May 20th: The Yoga of Dance (open and free to the public, bring a friend!)
Price: 15 hours of dance training in Odissi Classical and Indian Fusion Dance.
Bonus: This weekend also features a free class open to the public. Bring a friend and for a one hour talk on The Transcendent Experience of Art: yoga ideals in dance, May 20th 2:30-3:30pm.
Indian Fusion Dance Intensive
The Place, London
~ May 12th & 13th, 2018 ~
Indian Fusion Dance Technique Drills
May 12th, Saturday
16:30 – 20:00 (3.5 hours)
This technique workshop will begin briefly with breath-based yoga, awareness exercises and stretching which supports this dance style. The drills presented will spotlight particular isolations and gestures found in both tribal belly dance and Indian dance, as well as walks, turns and arm patterns with mudra.
The class will end with a short session of notation and theoretical discussion about the vocabulary presented. Students will enjoy refining techniques that range from intermediate to advanced, and come out of the class with phrases for self-practice. Some belly dance experience is essential to work with the layers of fine detail in compositions. Please bring a notebook to class and a small snack to share if you like.
Indian Fusion Belly Dance Choreography and Exploration
May 13th, Sunday
15:00 – 19:00 (4 Hours)
This creative workshop will jump off from the previous day’s technique work. We will revisit movements presented in Saturdays class to weave together Indian fusion belly dance choreography, and explore concepts with group work. The class will begin briefly with breath-based yoga, awareness exercises and stretching which supports this dance style. Some belly dance experience is essential to work with the layers of fine detail in the choreography. Please bring a notebook to class and a small snack to share if you like.
ABOUT THE ODISSI INTENSIVE:
Our favorite annual workshop is back! This is a strong and motivated professional dance training for regular attendees and new students alike.
Modeled in the same way as a typical day at our school in Rajasthan (Shakti School of Dance), students will receive 4 hours per day of professional dance training, as well as instruction in the subtle practices of yoga, strength training, and philosophy. These additional teachings are signature teachings Colleena has compiled for her own school’s training programs, which she finds essential support the artist into 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.
The daily schedule will include:
VINYASA KRAMA YOGA: 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.
THERAPEUTICS FOR ODISSI DANCERS: With special guest teacher!
Discovery anatomy and specialized movements to reprogram and realign your body for more efficient movement in Odissi dance.
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.
During the last few days of our time together, common movements and short dance phrases of the Odissi repertoire will also be shared to give students a taste of what classical choreography feels like. In Odissi, choreographies are traditionally preserved through a lineage and slowly passed on over the years.
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. This year’s special theory class focus is:
Anga Shuddhi and Abhinaya: Special Topic this year!
Anga Shuddhi is to purify the limbs of the body through the vinyasa of isolated gestures. Like learning an alphabet, students memorize possibilities of movements that later build up in to sentences and finally are used to tell story through this “language of gesture” unique to Indian classical arts. Hasta (hand) mudra, eye movements, head movements, etc., are just a few of the details that can create a complex language used in abhinaya (the storytelling aspect of the dance). All of the Indian classical dances share this common root vocabulary that is well documented in the ancient treatise on dance, Natya Shastra. Theory lectures and practical memorization will culminate with exploration in the applications of isolated gestures in abhinaya compositions and group exploration.
Beginning students are welcomed. In this 6 day Odissi choreography lab Colleena will split students into groups according to their level of Odissi proficiency. Odissi choreography is a process of memorization and refinement that can require years for a choreography to become “polished”. Attainable sections of choreography will be taught to beginners, while returning students will work on polishing their repertoire as well as learning arasa of new choreography.
INDIAN FUSION BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP: SUNDAY Oct 21st, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Indian Fusion Belly Dance Drills, Techniques and Combinations: Learn Colleena’s trademark style Indian Fusion Belly Dance broken down into techniques and drilled, then woven together into several phrases layered with rich details. Integrating details of Indian classical dance, with earthy, strong, fluid belly dance Colleena will share movements that offer a sweet combination of aesthetics to create that elegant Indian mood. Traditional movements will be looked at and how we can intelligently embellish and combine movements, without loosing their original flavor. At least one year of belly dance training is required for this intermediate class.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE WORKSHOP
– Water bottle
– Small snacks
– Pen and Notebook (for theory class)
– Dance Clothing: Please wear *modest, comfortable dance clothes that allow you to open the knees completely and squat to the floor. Baggy or flared pants are not recommended, because they will get in the way of your intricate footwork. Stretch pants that are tight-fitting at the ankle are best (so your teacher can see your feet).
Indian traditional dance clothing is preferred, which is either a dance sari (with blouse and leggings underneath) or salwaar kameez (tunic and pants), but not required. Additionally, a few practice saris will be available for purchase on the first day of the workshop.
Full package Early Bird (by Sept 1) – 36 hours Program: $600 / Full package normal price: $680
Odissi Training: 4 hours per day for 6 days, Odissi Choreography Lab: 2 hours of training for 5 days, Indian Fusion Workshop: 2 hours on Sunday afternoon.
Odissi Package – 34 hours Program $650
Odissi Training: 4 hours per day for 6 days, Odissi Choreography Lab: 2 hours of training for 5 days. No Fusion Workshop.
Odissi Half Day Package – 24 hours $550
Odissi Training: 4 hours per day for 6 days.
Indian Fusion Workshop – 2 hours on Sunday Oct. 21st, 2:30-4:30pm $45
Please note: this workshop offers NO REFUNDS once the workshop has been paid, for any reason. Please plan carefully for this opportunity.
**By completing your payment via paypal, you are agreeing to the terms of this refund policy.**
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DANCE RETREAT with Colleena Shakti at RIVIERA MAYA
desde Rajasthan, India.
20 horas de entrenamiento con Colleena Shakti.
1, 2, 3, 4 Agosto 2019
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Este retiro será único en Riviera Maya, te llevará a experimentar la belleza y sutileza a través de la danza, en un ambiente acogedor y cercano.
Será un fin de semana de intensas horas de clases junto con esta increíble maestra y bailarina, quien te abrirá su amplios y preciados conocimientos en danza, yoga, belleza y devoción.
Esta inmersión será la oportunidad para aprender diferentes elementos de la danza clásica, Sufí, Kathak y Folclóricas, en conjunto con un entrenamiento profesional de Danza del Vientre estilo Tribal.
En este Inmersión de 20 horas, veremos a profundidad diferentes aspectos de las danzas india, para luego ser fusionados. Desglosaremos conceptos de kathak, folclor, mudras, patrones de brazos y cuerpos (anga)
El estilo de Danza de Colleena Shakti es una visión holística de arte, donde incorpora:
– ideas conceptuales
– técnicas para desarrollar la concentración
– precisión en la danza
– contexto cultural
– y una fusión armónica de estilos del danzas del mundo.
· DETALLES DEL PROGRAMA:
(20 horas de entrenamiento con Colleena Shakti.)
-Miércoles 31: Llegada, Orientación e Introducción.
-Jueves 1: Danza
-Viernes 2: Danza
-Sábado 3: Danza.
-Domingo 4: Danza y Cierre
Horario diario (sujeto a cambios):
9am – Desayuno
10am – 12.30pm: Yoga y Danza
3.30pm – 6:30pm: Danza y Teoría
La versión elegante de Colleena de Indian Fusion BellyDance es inconfundible, adornada con estética india y motivos delicados de sus años de investigación, estudio y práctica dedicados a vivir en la India.
NUESTROS DIAS INCLUYEN:
-YOGA – una práctica simple para centrar la mente en la preparación para bailar
-Entrenamiento de fuerza y precisión para crecer y refinar su técnica de baile (a través de Pilates, danza clásica india y ejercicios de artes marciales)
-Ejercicios de danza del vientre y frases estilísticas: movimientos fuertes y transiciones fluidas
-Técnicas clásicas de la danza india: adornos opulentos, mudras y motivos.
-Desarrollo estetico – Conceptos coreográficos y significados más profundos de los movimientos.
-Una fusión completa de coreografía y frases de danza en varios estilos tradicionales.
-Clases de teoria.
Este retiro sera en CasaOM, un increible centro de retiros en frente de una de las playas mas hermosas de la Riviera maya, Puerto Morelos, ubicada a solo 25 minutos de Playa del Carmen.
(Precios y Paquetes en USD)
· OPCION 1)
-Solo 20 horas de clases con Colleena Shakti
$ 550 USD
(** Solo las clases mas almuerzo.)
· OPCION 2)
-Todo Incluido / FULL PACK
$ 1100 Usd
Las tarifas son por persona e incluyen:
– Habitación Compartida Doble
– 5 días y 4 noches.
– cena y ceremonia de llegada.
– 3 comidas al día y el uso de nuestros espacios de yoga, áreas común y piscina.
– snacks, agua & té
– toallas y artículos de baño
– piscinas y hamacas.
– Propinas incluidas.
– 20 horas de clases personalizadas con Colleena Shakti
Vuelo o pasajes, seguro de viajes, extra food /drink/ snacks / room service
Lo primero es llenar el siguiente formulario :
FORMAS DE PAGO:
A traves de Paypal, en un maximo de 3 cuotas o plazas.
Se podrán hacer pagos también a un número de tarjeta.
Las inscripciones las cerramos el 20 de Junio
La ultima cuota la recibimos hasta el 20 Julio.
PLAN DE PAGOS:
6 pagos para liquidar:
1er pago 15 de febrero
2do pago 15 de marzo
3er pago 15 de abril
4to pago 15 de mayo
5to pago 15 de junio
6to pago 15 de julio
Quedando liquidado el 15 de julio.
EnvÍanos un correo a firstname.lastname@example.org y nosotras te enviaremos el link de inscripción y detalles de pago.
¡Espero conocernos pronto y danzar juntas en esta especial oportunidad!
Giselle Kattan de Danza Indigo y Shakti Kan de Shak Bellydance Art & Fusion
DANCE RETREAT with Colleena Shakti at RIVIERA MAYA
from Rajasthan, India.
20 hours of training with Colleena Shakti.
1, 2, 3, 4 August 2019
Riviera Maya, Mexico
This retreat will be unique in Riviera Maya, it will take you to experience beauty and subtlety through dance, in a cozy and close environment.
It will be a weekend of intense hours of classes together with this incredible teacher and dancer, who will open your wide and precious knowledge in dance, yoga, beauty and devotion.
This immersion will be the opportunity to learn different elements of classical dance, Sufí, Kathak and Folclóricas, in conjunction with a professional Tribal Belly Dance training.
In this 20-hour Immersion, we will see in depth different aspects of the Indian dances, to be later merged. We will break down concepts of kathak, folklore, mudras, patterns of arms and bodies (anga)
The dance style of Colleena Shakti is a holistic vision of art, where she incorporates:
– conceptual ideas
– techniques to develop concentration
– precision in dance
– cultural context
– and a harmonious fusion of world dance styles.
· DETAILS OF THE PROGRAM:
(20 hours of training with Colleena Shakti.) –
Wednesday 31: Arrival, Orientation and Introduction.
-Jueves 1: Dance
-Friday 2: Dance
-Saturday 3: Dance.
-Day 4: Dance and Closure
Daily schedule (subject to change):
9am – Breakfast
10am – 12.30pm: Yoga and Dance
1 pm- Lunch / Brunch
3.30pm – 6:30 pm: Dance and Theory
WHAT WILL WE SEE?
The graceful version of Colleena by Indian Fusion BellyDance is unmistakable, adorned with Indian aesthetics and delicate motifs from her years of research, study and practice dedicated to living in India.
OUR DAYS INCLUDE:
-YOGA – a simple practice to focus the mind on the preparation to dance
-Training strength and precision to grow and refine your dance technique (through Pilates, Indian classical dance and martial arts exercises)
– Belly dance exercises and stylistic phrases: strong movements and fluid transitions
– Classical techniques of Indian dance: opulent ornaments, mudras and motives.
– Aesthetic development – Choreographic concepts and deeper meanings of movements.
-A complete fusion of choreography and dance phrases in several traditional styles.
-Classes of theory.
THE PLACE / SITE:
This retreat will be at CasaOM, an incredible retreat center in front of one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mayan Riviera, Puerto Morelos, located just 25 minutes from Playa del Carmen.
(Prices and Packages in USD)
· OPTION 1)
-Only 20 hours of classes with Colleena Shakti
$ 550 USD
(** Only classes plus lunch.)
· OPTION 2)
-All Included / FULL PACK
$ 1100 Usd
Rates are per person and include:
– Double Shared Room
– 5 days and 4 nights.
– dinner and arrival ceremony.
– 3 meals a day and the use of our yoga spaces, common areas and swimming pool.
– snacks, water & tea
– towels and toiletries
– swimming pools and hammocks.
– Tips included.
– 20 hours of personalized classes with Colleena Shakti
Flight or tickets, travel insurance, extra food / drink / snacks / room service
The first thing is to fill out the following form:
FORMS OF PAYMENT:
Through Paypal, in a maximum of 3 installments or places.
Payments can also be made to a card number.
Registration closes on June 20
The last installment we receive until July 20.
6 payments to settle:
1st payment February 15
2nd payment March 15
3rd payment April
15 4th payment May
15 5th payment June
15 6th payment July 15
Being liquidated on July 15.
Send us an email to email@example.com and we will send you the registration link and payment details.
I hope to meet soon and dance together in this special opportunity!
Giselle Kattan of Indigo Dance and Shakti Kan by Shak Bellydance Art & Fusion