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ODISSI Classes

@ The Place, London Euston

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

Infos about regular classes coming soon

Term 3: FRIDAY 4th May-7th July

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 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-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).

 

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 repertoire and it is suitable to those who have already a basic grasp of Odissi technique. The class also includes some creative exercises and short original compositions.

 

FEES

Level 1: Half Term (5 sessions) £55; Full Term (10 sessions) £100

Level 2: Half Term (5 sessions) £110; Full Term (10 sessions) £190

(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.

Drop in: £12 per hour

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

 

PERFORMANCE

There will be an informal sharing at the end of Term 3 (7th July)

 

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