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Sakti: Dancing the Feminine

  • Chisenhale Dance Studio 64-68 Chisenhale Rd London, E3 United Kingdom (map)

Odissi Dance Workshop         

Śakti is the primordial feminine. Śakti is pure energy. Unending creation and transformation.

Learn elements of the technique and repertoire of Odissi dance, focusing on how the feminine is embodied and represented in this style.  Explore movements, gestures and poses associated with the different forms of Śakti: Parvati, emblem of maternal care; Durga, symbol of determination and independence; Kali, allegory of the most obscure aspects of the feminine power.  As part of the workshop you will learn a piece of the Odissi repertoire dedicated to the different forms of Śakti.  

Suitable for dancers, movement practitioners and people interested in the symbolism of Indian arts.  

Cost: £30 (£25 conc.)                    Duration: 3h


Venue: Chisenhale Dance Studio, 64-68 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ  

Earlier Event: May 2
Odissi Informance, Drawing Mudras
Later Event: June 4
Paper, CORD/SDHS Conference 2015