Author: Colleena Shakti

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Reading an Odissi Abhinaya

Analysis of Romantic Choreography: Looking at Nrityagram’s ‘Kisalaya Shayana’. Learn how to appreciate Indian choreographic approach and nuance…


My Values

My values as an artist & teacher

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What is Indian Fusion Dance?

Colleena Shakti has developed her own unique voice in dance. What is this style she is exploring?

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Teaching Odissi Classical Dance

Creativity within the Pedagogy of Guru Shisha Parampara. This blog entry asks a fundamental question:What is the role of creativity in teaching Classical Indian Dance?

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The Dance of Breath: Vinyasa Krama Yoga

When mastered, this vinyasa practice becomes an inspiring artistic expression; a flowing dance set to the rhythm of the breath.   Guru Shishya Parampara, an unbroken chain of direct discipleship


What is ‘Aesthetics’?

Aesthetics can be defined as: philosophical speculation on the mysteries of the existence of beauty, the creation of art and the human mind set which enables us to have a


Sadhana: More than just practice

We follow a path known as sadhana in Indian creative and spiritual arts. While it is common to hear the term sadhana in a yoga ashram or meditation center, many artists have

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Documentary Film Release!!

The debut of an incredible film by Julianne Reynolds about Colleena Shakti and THE POWER OF DANCE! This documentary follows Colleena through her many faces in the dance at Shakti School of Dance in India