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Odissi Classes London

Odissi Weekly Training @ The Place, London Euston

Term Dates: 23rd September - 2nd December (No class: 4th November)

Odissi is a holistic discipline that nurtures and beautifies body, mind and soul. As for most bodily disciplines originated in the East, such as Yoga, training in Odissi requires focus, commitment and regular practice in order to produce results. While working on the body, Odissi trains also the mind and acts on the spiritual level by allowing a process of self-discovery and self-understanding.

Odissi is for you if:

- you want to develop grace, strength, flexibility, focus, discipline and will power.

- you understand dance training as a journey for self-understanding and self-refinement

- you are not afraid of challenging your comfort zone physically, mentally and emotionally

- you are a devotee of beauty as a process of discovery of inner truths

- you believe in dance as poetry in motion

§ LEVEL 1 Beginners & Improvers: 6.30-7.30pm (1h) §

The class starts with a yoga-based warm up to open the body, focus the mind and connect with one's self. This is followed by preparatory exercises to build technique and the study of the basic steps used in the Odissi vocabulary (Cauka, Tribhanga, Abhanga and Sama). We will then learn short combinations of movements (Khandi, Arasas) and move to the study of other elements of technique such as walks (Chari), jumps (Utplavana) turns (Bhramari), foot positions (Padabeda) or hand gestures (hasta mudras).

§ LEVEL 2 Improvers: 6.30-.8.30pm (2h) §

This class includes attendance to Level 1 technique class. The second hour is focused on the study of traditional choreographies and it is suitable to those who have already a basic grasp of Odissi technique. During Term 1, we will study/revise Mangalacharan to Ganesh. The class may also include some creative exercises and short original compositions.


LEVEL 1: Half Term (5h) £55; Full Term (10h) £100

LEVEL 2: Half Term (10h) £100; Full Term (20h) £170

(*Fee for Level 2 includes attendance to Level 1)

Drop In: One off attendance is not encouraged, but allowed when the student is sincerely unable to commit to regular training due to personal circumstances and where the student is already acquainted with the basic technique or repertoire items.

Drop in Fees: Level 1 (1h) £12; Level 1+2 (2h) £22 .

If you have any doubt, do not hesitate to contact me at:

Earlier Event: September 18
Odissi Ensemble @ Darbar Festival