Through Colleena’s long term apprentice-style learning in Indian classical and folkloric dances (spanning over two decades) she has developed her own unique stylizations and methodologies from the solid training base she received from her Gurus. Respectfully distinguishing between tradition and contemporary fusions, she finds a balance through deep study of the texts and underlying philosophies which give rise to the Indian aesthetic.
Dances of Rajasthan, North India
“My heart beats in Rajasthan!” Colleena has been living closely with, observing, documenting and collaborating with various artistic communities of Rajasthan since 2001 (including the Kalbeliya, Langa and Manganiyer). Through these connections and relationships that have grown over the years, she has both observed….