Monday 24 November 2014

Odissi Intensive Workshop for Beginners at Antara (21st December to 30th December)

Syllabus for Odissi Intensive workshop for beginners
-Bhumi Pranam
- Exercises/warm ups  for Odissi dance
-Odissi stances
-Basic steps - 10 nos. ( 5 in each chowka and Tribhangi stance)
-Odissi walk
-Turns in odissi 2 nos.
-Hasta bheda or hand gestures
-Paad bheda or feet positions
-Ektaal in odissi writing and reciting
-Stretches and cool downs / relaxations
-Watch some videos together
- Short introduction on history of odissi dance
-Discuss/ share your experiences, doubts and difficulties with other participants and  instructor

Key takeaways
- A good understanding of  basics in odissi
-Learn to appreciate Odissi
-Explore the possibilities of your body
-Get video recordings for self practice
- Sweat a lot and shed a few pounds  :D

Facilitator /Instructor - Poornima
Is a disciple of guru Jhelum Paranjape (Mumbai) for over 20 years and is blessed to have some training from the legendary guru Padmavibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra. Trained at Nrityagram for a year, she has performed extensively with Guru Jhelum Paranjape all over country. She has also been faculty at Smitalay for 2 yrs. She likes to focus on clarity in understanding and physical practice.

Poornima-From a students’ perspective
Learning dance under Poornima is a rare experience in the world of classical dances today. Despite the work out that the classes involve, it has an after effect of peace and agility. One feels relaxed and active more than tired and inadequate after the classes and is often left with a desire to come back to the practice space in the following week. By sharing with us what she learns from other forms of practice into Odissi space, she cultivates a healthy attitude towards bodily activities in general and encourages an open-mindedness to learn from all forms. My time in the dance class is the loveliest time I have spent with myself and my body. 

Batch 1: 10.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M
Batch 2: 5.00 P.M. to 7.00 P.M.
(Limited Seats Available).

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