Back to (Dance) School

Odissi Class 2Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

It is time to go back to (dance) school! Back in May, when I decided to cease teaching my weekly classes during June-July, I thought I’ll have plenty of “free time” for summer leisure. It turned out Summer 2014 was our busiest performance season (yet). One production after the other, and performance invites from all directions, around the bay and beyond! I can’t say it has been a relaxing summer, but definitely exciting and dance-fun filled. As an artist-performer, you can not say no to “work”,  you never know how long your star will shine bright… not to worry, there is no sign of stopping at the horizon....
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Ocean of Bliss

Odean of BlissWednesday, July 9th, 2014

Next week, Shakti Bhakti Ensemble is returning to Santa Cruz with a new show: Ocean of Bliss as part of Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. You are invited to join us at one of our five shows at the Santa Cruz Veteran’s Memorial Building Auditorium, 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz: Tues July 15, 7pm Thurs July 17, 7:30pm Fri July 18, 7:30pm Sat July 19, noon Sat July 19, 6pm We will be delighted to see you! General Tickets are only $12 each. (Show is one hour long) BUY TICKETS HERE Ocean of Bliss is a spellbinding exposition of Odissi Indian Dance. A tribute to women worldwide, the choreography showcases the resilience, beauty, and power of the...
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Orissa Tour 2014

OrissaIndiaTour2014Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Orissa, India: Tracing the Roots of Odissi Dance December 16 – 30, 2014 Combining spiritual pilgrimage with daily practice of Odissi Dance and Yoga, we will immerse ourselves in the heart of Orissa, one of India’s most artistic regions and best kept secrets. Tour will interweave daily yoga and dance practice with excursions into the tropical landscape and timeless heritage sites that has inspired Tantric Yoga and Dance for over 2000 years! For full tour itinerary click here In addition to teaching Odissi Dance throughout the tour, Cain and I will share complimentary practices such as self message, internal Qigong for women, energy cultivation,...
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Rudrakshya: Odissi from Odisha

yogaindance4Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Dear Friends, The incredible Odissi dancers of Rudrakshya from Odisha (Orissa) are coming to town! This Friday, June 20 they will present Yoga in Dance in Santa Cruz. For tickets click here. Mythili Kumar of Abhinaya Dance Company will join them with Solo signature works in Bharatanatyam. Friday, June 20 @ 7pm Santa Cruz High School Auditorium 415 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Donor – $40; General – $20; Students/Seniors – $15 Free for Friends of Abhinaya CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS They are also performing in San Anselmo on June 21 and in San Jose on June 22. They truly create magic on stage and are not to be missed! I hope you will be...
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Odissi Action

64 yogini templeThursday, June 12th, 2014

Dear Reader, Summer heat infused, we are preparing several exciting opportunities for students and connoisseurs of Odissi Dance alike. On Wednesday, June 25th, I’m starting to teach monthly Odissi Dance classes in Berkeley. Every Last Wednesday of the month at 6-9pm. These classes will be divided into beginners (first half) and continuing students (full three hours). If you would like to attend the full 3-hour class, contact me to register. If you wish to attend only the first part you may register here. July 15-19: Shakti Bhakti Ensemble will present a new show Ocean of Bliss as part of the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. And what I’m...
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You are invited!

Tannery_GroupWednesday, May 28th, 2014

Dear One, You are invited to join our 2014 production – Lotus Moon, this Saturday, May 31st at the Louden Nelson Auditorium downtown Santa Cruz. Click here for tickets. There are two show times to choose from: 2 pm and 7 pm. Shakti Bhakti Ensemble performs at festivals and events in Santa Cruz county and beyond, but none could compare with the depth of creativity we are able to express in our own show. As Lotus Moon story comes to life, and the dancers develop intimate connection to the dance and to each other, I witness magic. I hope you can join us at this unique opportunity to be touched, inspired, and entertained! See you on May 31st....
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Dance Flowers

Shakti Bhakti EnsembleFriday, May 16th, 2014

Dear Friends, Embracing our passions and living our dreams is not the easy path, but for me, it is the only path. Lately, I’ve been deeply immersed in all aspects of producing Lotus Moon, Shakti Bhakti Ensemble’s annual home production. This year’s show includes ten dancers, video clips, and original dance compositions. It will be held on May 31st at the Louden Nelson Auditorium downtown Santa Cruz. Click here for tickets. There are two show times to choose from: 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are discounted if you purchase in advance. ($15 advance/$20 door). Shakti Bhakti Ensemble has been, and will continue to, perform at numerous...
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Dancing in the streets

Dancing in the Streets!Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Shakti Bhakti Ensemble is delighted to celebrate National Dance Week with “Dancing in the Streets” downtown Santa Cruz this Thursday, 4/24, at 6:50 pm at Pacific & Lotus Streets, and at 7:30 pm at Pacific & Church Streets. It’s only a 10 minute set, so if you’re coming, don’t be late or you’ll miss it. Here is the full schedule of events See you there! Read More →
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Lotus Moon

lotusmoon_11x17Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Shakti Bhakti Ensemble presents: Lotus Moon: A Performance of Odissi Classical Indian Dance Saturday, May 31, 2014 Two show times: 2 pm & 7pm Louden Nelson Auditorium 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz Lotus Moon is a spellbinding presentation of traditional Odissi Dance. Merging innovative composition with original video projection, the show delivers ancient art into the timeless present. A tribute to women worldwide, the choreography showcases the resilience, beauty and power of the feminine. Odissi is a form of Classical Indian Dance characterized by the ecstatic expression of rhythm and grace. Through fluid movement and ground-shaking footwork,...
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Odissi Classes January 2014

Odissi Dancer Red Costume TempleTuesday, January 21st, 2014

Dear Community, I hope 2014 is revealing a bright path for you so far. I started the year with new enthusiasm to sharing Odissi Dance, and I have all sorts of events in the planning. Here are a few opportunities for new students to join my classes: Tuesdays, ongoing, 6-7:30 pm: Odissi Dance for beginners (Los Gatos) Saturday, Jan 25th, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Odissi Dance Workshop – All Levels (Santa Cruz) TBA: Weekly Odissi Class in Berkeley I also offer a weekend workshop for continuing students of Odissi Dance on March 8-9 in Santa Cruz. For more details, and to register for any of the above classes contact me here. A couple of upcoming...
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