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Art of Odissi

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Ballet Nevada

3950 Mira Loma Drive

Reno, NV 89502

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The Art of Odissi, a continuing residency program, is a two day intensive workshop and training in the ancient art of Classical Indian Odissi Dance. Students will spend three hours each day in immersive study with Anindita Nanda, MA a master dancer and scholar of Odissi.

Class will be divided into three segments.

First session:
-Choka and Tribhangi Stepping's
-Warm up exercises
-Introductions and Revision - New steps to be introduced from the previous sessions
-Pirouettes in Odissi

Second and Third session:
-Comprehensive study of Feet positions in Odissi (Pada Veda ) - 36 different styles
-Walks / Chari's - Entry walks and stage positions
-Hand Gestures/ Mudras - Single hand gestures and both hands gestures
-Head movements - Eye and neck movements
-Concept of Rasa - Emotions

Finally, students will be shown a choreography that is part of the Odissi repertoire. Students will also practice and revise Mangalacharan and Sthai.

**Students are required to wear a long shirt/dress with leggings/yoga pants underneath.**

One Day program: $100
Two Day program: $160

Payment must be submitted by February 9th. Payment can be made via PayPal to soortaal@hotmail.com

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