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ODISSI Classes @ The Place, London Euston

17 Duke's Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9PY

Autumn Term:

FRIDAY 7th Sept - 16th Nov (10 sessions)

6.30-7.30pm and 7.30-8.30pm

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 and regular practice in order to give results. While working on the body, Odissi trains also the mind and acts at 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-discovery 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).

*This class is suitable to people who have a good dance experience or training in any bodily disciplines. It may be challenging for absolute beginners.

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

This class includes attendance to Level 1 technique class. The second hour is focused on the study of the traditional repertoire. The class also includes some creative exercises and short original compositions.

*This class is suitable to those who have already a good grasp of Odissi technique.


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Get a discount if you register by 25th August!

Odissi Term 1

FEE STRUCTURE

Level 1: Half Term (5 sessions) £65; Full Term (10 sessions) £120

Level 2: Half Term (5 sessions) £130; Full Term (10 sessions) £240

Odissi Term 1 (Register by 25th August)

(Fee for Level 2 includes attendance to Level 1)

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

Drop in: £14 per hour

 

Important Information

Please notice that payment is due before you can join the class. The five sessions of the half-term are to be considered consecutive. Fees are not refundable and not transferable. Partial refund in the form of discount is negotiable only in case of serious unforeseen circumstances, beyond the student's control. 

If you have any doubt, do not hesitate to contact me at: elenaodissi@gmail.com


BHUMI BURSARIES for YOUNG PEOPLE

We  want to encourage young people to train in Odissi and become the dancers of the future. For this, we would like to offer full and partial bursaries. 

Full Bursary: ONE full scholarship to a young dancer (15-20yo) who has professional or semi-professional aspirations. 

Partial Bursaries: All young people (15-20yo) who enrol on the whole course by 7th September 2018 receive a 40% discount on the whole Term Fee. 

To apply, send an email (elenaodissi@gmail.com) by 1st September with a brief statement (300-500 words) explaining:

- your dance experience so far

- why you want to learn Odissi and what you know about this dance form

- any artist that inspires you and why or any dance work you have seen and has left an impact on you

- your dance aspirations for the future 

(No or little previous dance experience will NOT condition the application process. We want young people who are enthusiastic, eager to learn, committed to the practice and try their best, who have a positive attitude, an inquisitive mind and willingness to be creatively challenged)


ODISSI ISTD Syllabus: Work in Progress

Give us your feedback

We are currently developing the Syllabus for Odissi graded examination, to be ratified and approved by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance.

If you would like to give us feedback, have a look at the draft document attached below and send us your views through the Contact us form.

 

Odissi ISTD Grade 1 Syllabus (Draft)- Download