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Odissi Summer School Online!

22 August 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Odissi Summer SCHOOL *Online!*

Natya Shastra Chāri
New Odissi Steppings: Tala Series

Two Weeks of Training:
Aug 22 - Sept 2: Tues/Thurs/Sat
(10 am - 12 pm Athens Time)

Indian Classical Theory Classes:
Thursday Aug 24 & 31
(6-7:30 pm Athens Time)

What we will learn:

Natya Shastra Chāri & Postures in Odissi Dance: New Explorations of Ancient Techniques

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday – Online
(10 am – 12 pm Athens Time)

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.

Tala Series – Curious Steps & Enchanting Rhythms

Learn new ‘steppings’ and phrases in the Odissi style!  This workshop series aims to empower Odissi dancers with a deeper understanding (both in the body and mind) of the Tala system used in Odissi and the classical Indian music system and expand their creative range by discovering new textures in footwork and accents.  Students will embody and recite Odissi tala and rhythmic patterns, then challenge themselves by learning new creative steps, stepping practices and phrases.  Classes begin with short warm up exercises and will move right into a careful breakdown of new ‘stepping’.

Theory Classes will focus on historical context and texts related to the movements we will be dancing.  Classes will also cover Hasta Bheda and Mudra techniques. 

Thursday –  Aug 24 & 31 – Online

a6-7:30 pm Athens 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: https://colleenashakti.com/courses/odissi-classical-dance-fundamentals/


Investment: $225 for 15 hours of online dance training + recordings (48 hours)

*Indian Nationals please contact us for rate in INR

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

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

Registration NOW open!


22 August 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Shakti School of Dance
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