By Application – Students must be proficient in all steppings in chowka and tribhangi as well as Mangalacharan. Open to students learning the item for the first time, and to those who wish to polish and refine.
Course Length & Access:
1-2 months: May 1 – June 1, or May 1 – July 1 (30-60 days). Beginners encouraged to participate in 2 months.
Live Zoom Class Schedule:
Thursdays 7-8:30 pm (EET – Athens time): May 6, 13, 20 & 27
*Please attend the Zoom classes live in real-time rather than just catching the recording. Your energy and participation in your learning experience is greatly appreciated! (Zoom recording available for 24 hours for review)
Free Flow Access. Pre-recorded classes and practice videos, as well as *Live real-time classes via Zoom
Students who are unable to attend classes should contact Colleena to schedule a private session to receive corrections and feedback on their progress ($25).
YOU MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR THIS COURSE
Option 1 (recommended): $ 225 – 6 hours Live classes in May (4 Classes), *2 month access to all pre-recorded course content from May 1- June 30
Option 2: $149 – 6 hours Live classes in May (4 classes), *1 month access to all pre-recorded course content from May 1 – 31
Vassant Pallavi Choreography Course
Choreographed by Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, this sweet dance is the first pallavi learned in our traditional margam (path). Set to the Rag Vasanta in tal Ekotali (4 count rhythm) this item recounts the romantic aroma of springtime in details like the flower buds, cuckoo birds and the mad elephants of the forest abode where Krishna dwells. Lord Krishna is known as the ‘rasa raja’ (king of nectarian delight) and thrives in this romantic moods as he dances with the gopis.
This online course is designed to support students’ learning process with their teacher and encourage self practice with reference materials. The duration of the course is up to each individual and is on a monthly renewal basis. We suggest students stay with the full course and use the reference material for at least 2 months or until you are proficient in the choreography.
The course is designed for both those who have already learned this item and would like to polish their technique, as well as students learning for the first time. The choreography includes many techniques which repeat throughout the odissi style and should only be learned after completing Mangalacharan as per our lineage.
This course includes both:
- Synchronous classes: live online courses conducted in real-time via Zoom
- Asynchronous classes: high quality pre-recorded classes and practice videos
The pre-recorded videos imparting the steps and structure of the choreography are to be used as reference material for self practice. The scheduled Live Zoom classes are for: receiving corrections, individual feedback, question/answer sessions. Please try to attend at least half of the scheduled Zoom classes with cameras on so you receive that essential feedback from your teacher. If you cannot attend the Live sessions, please contact Colleena to schedule a private Zoom session ($25).
The music file is not included in this course, however you may purchase it separately, please contact SSD admin.
Live Zoom Class Schedule:
Thursdays 7-8:30 pm (EEST – Athens time): May 6, 13, 20 & 27.
*If you cannot attend live, class recordings will be added to this course within 24 hours and will be available for 24 via the zoom link provided. Students who are unable to attend classes should contact Colleena to schedule a private session to receive corrections and feedback on their progress ($25).
*Please study and memorize the material BEFORE your first class. The breakdown of the steps is given in the pre-recorded material, live classes are for assessment and feedback.
Materials and Study Aids Included:
- Lecture on theoretical aspects of the dance and music
- Unique ‘Stepping Practice’ series that relate to techniques found in this choreography. Breakdown video explains the steps in detail while the Runthrough is for your regular practice to develop precision and stamina in the steps.
- Choreography breakdown sections
- Full Run through with music
- Shloka practice