Introduction To Odissi Dance Workshop

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Introduction To Odissi Dance Workshop
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Introduction To Odissi Dance Workshop says
ODISSI is a dance form from eastern India that draws its movement and repertoire from sculpture, painting, literature, theatre and ritual practices.

SUPRIYA NAYAK is an Odissi dancer and teacher who has worked in India for over 15 years. She has performed and taught workshops and classes for arts organizations and educational institutions in India, Canada, and other countries. Her classes bring together years of Odissi practice, a deep interest in the history and development of the form, as well as a study of yoga and the Alexander Technique to better understand movement and expression using Odissi.

In this INTRODUCTORY ODISSI WORKSHOP, we will cover the basic vocabulary of the dance while staying aware of the body’s inner movements and expressive potential and the dancer’s relationship to space. We will focus on:
Odissi postures, rhythms, walks and spins
Hand gestures and eye movements
Storytelling in Indian dance

Saturdays 2-3.30 pm
January 21-February 25, 2017

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Space is limited so please register in advance
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More about Supriya
Supriya Nayak trained in Odissi in India under Kiran Segal, Ambika Paniker and Aloka Panikar. She has performed at the Canadian Museum of History (Ottawa), Concordia University (Montreal), and York University (Toronto) as a member of Kiran Segal’s Delhi-based Pallavi Dance Company. She was a featured dancer in 'Water Portals', a durational performance installation presented at Nuit Blanche Toronto (2016).

Nayak has performed extensively in India at important dance festivals including the National Centre for Performing Arts (Mumbai), Konark Festival, the Odisha Dance Academy and International Odissi Festival (Bhubaneswar), Khajuraho Festival and Bharat Bhavan (Bhopal). She has been presented by India’s premier arts organizations including the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Sahitya Kala Parishad in solo Odissi performances.

As an Odissi teacher, Nayak has worked extensively with school and college students in India through Spicmacay (Society for the promotion of Indian classical music and culture among youth), India’s leading student-run arts initiative and as visiting faculty at Ashoka University. Other teaching assignments have included workshops for Sahitya Kala Parishad, Seher and ICCR in India and overseas. She led a curriculum development and training project for the Gati Dance Forum, New Delhi, in 2012-13.
Nayak has also performed and taught in Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and South Africa.
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