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Natya Shastra Chāri & Postures in Odissi

13 May 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 20 May 2023 @ 9:00 pm

Odissi Online Workshops:

Natya Shastra Chāri & Postures in Odissi Dance

A new Exploration of Ancient Techniques

Saturday evenings, May 13 & 20 at 19:00 - 21:00 (Athens time)


Online Zoom Class – Recording Available for 48 hours only (recording link will be emailed to participants within 24 hours of completion of the workshop)

*Bonus Teachings & Content* for those who attend real time!

Level of Experience Required:  Some Odissi experience is suggested.  Beginners are welcome, but we recommend new beginners to start with the Odissi Fundamentals Course

Investment: $65 for 2 workshops + recordings (48 hours) / $35 for May 20 only

*Indian Nationals please contact for rate in INR

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What we will learn:

Explore new – ancient insights into the Odissi style!  This workshop series aims to empower Odissi dancers with a deeper practice and understanding (both in the body and mind) of the Chāri (ways of walking), Nritta Hasta, Hasta Karana, postures and some aspects of Karana written in the ancient treatise on dance: Natya Shastra.  

Through Colleena’s recent years of research into the 108 Karanas of Natya Shastra, she discovered many familiar movement designs, dynamics, postures and aesthetics which has remained abstract and unnamed in Odissi.  Upon locating them in the series of Karana she has begun to elaborate and explore beyond our regular stepping practice.  Join her on an exploration of these movements within the context of Odissi Dance.

Classes begin with warm up exercises and will move right into a careful breakdown of vinyasas, steps and phrases.  Each class will include theoretical conversations as well as practical applications.  Some homework and creative exercises will be given between the 2 sessions.  

*Participants attending live will receive extra teaching and content – please join us!

Registration available for May 20 Drop-In:


13 May 2023 @ 7:00 pm
20 May 2023 @ 9:00 pm


Shakti School of Dance
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