I’m delighted to announce our upcoming week long retreat of dance, yoga and meditation in Paros Island, Greece. Retreat dates are May 3-9, 2016. Arrival May 2nd, departure May 10.
The retreat is offered at a special amazingly affordable rate if you register by December 15, 2015!
Treat yourself for a relaxing and transformative week immersed in the spectacular beauty of Paros, Greece, at a secluded resort by the Mediterranean…. Restore your energy and get fit with my unique – Yoga, Qigong and Dance inspired – conditioning exercises, specially designed to complement and meet the challenges of Indian Dance, and flow... Read More...
As many of you know, I view life as one continuous dance, and I truly believe we are all dancers. Rhythm is within and around us, and movement is inherent to our existence. Everybody can dance! Despite the fact Odissi is quite an intricate dance form, the basic building blocks are simple enough to pick up. Similarly to a young reader who begins with learning the alphabet, and by the end of the year, he/she can read simple stories, so is with dance, you begin with learning the foot positions, stances, hand gestures, eye movements, then continue into simple steps combinations, and before you know it you can build a all phrase. Sure,... Read More...
Muse from my travel…
The three realms of existence, the underworld (demons realm), the earth (human realm) and heaven (gods realm) are a common concept in both Hindu and Greek mythology, and are at the core of many of their dramas. The concept of Hell, Heaven and earth are shared by most major religious doctrines, and so it is no surprise this analogy had come up while traveling… However, I would like to request you, my kind reader: please do not arrive at unintended conclusions. I do not mean it literally. In fact, if anything, I believe the archetype notions of the three realms are within us at all times, as the potential of life,... Read More...
This September Revital will be visiting England for the first time to conduct an Odissi Dance Intensive in Totnes, Devon. Register between July 29 – August 15 and receive £50 off! email to register: email@example.com
At the first two days, Sat. & Sun. 26th & 27th of September, Revital will be teaching Odissi Foundations. This class is open to beginners and experienced dancers alike. We will work in depth with the basic stances and steppings of Odissi Dance. One of Revital’s specialties is her ability to accomodate every dancer and their uniqe needs in a mutli level group.
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Excited to announce another Shakti Bhakti performance on 8/8 at 3:15pm as part of the Santa Cruz Church Street Fair. This will be our second year joining the Cabrillo Music Festival as part of the Church Street Fair production.
There will be lots of great dance and music all day long Sat – Sun, August 8-9, and it is FREE to attend. For complete schedule of events click here.
We will have a few special surprises for you this time… lots of drama (on stage) and some new faces too! Come celebrate with us: August 8th on Church street right in front of Civic Center, downtown Santa Cruz. Want to stay in touch with the event’s... Read More...
Odissi Dance with Revital Carroll
July 1-7, 2015, Santa Cruz, CA
Evening and Weekend sessions.
Three tracks to choose from:
• Basics: Open to all. July 4th & 5th Only
• Batu Nrutya: Basics knowledge prerequisite. Admission by application
• Das Avatar: Batu prerequisite. Admission by application
For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saturday, May 2, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
At Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building
A World Dance Showcase featuring Corazon en Flor (Ballet Folklorico from Mexico), John and Nancy Lingemann (Tango from Argentina), Corazon de Americas (Folkloric Dance from Bolivia), Luh Anderawati (folk and court dance from Bali, Indonesia), Shakti Bhakti (Odissi dance from Orissa, India) and Arnaud Loubayi (Congolese dance). Experience the dazzling world of dance and music… and you don’t even need a visa! Click here for TicketsRead More →
Yuva Bharati presents:
Milan – A Kathak and Odissi Festival
By Ten Bay Area Kathak and Odissi Schools (including Shakti Bhakti Ensemble) April 25th, 4-6pm.
For tickets click the Buy Now button on Yuva Bharati home page. Lineup details:Harachandi Malashree (Jyoti Kala Mandir)
Tarana (Shalini Saxena Dance Academy)
Pallavi (Odissi Vilas)
Kahe Ched (Shalini Saxena Dance Academy)
Dasavatar (Guru Shraddha)
Raag Saarang (Tarangini School of Kathak Dance)
Saraswati Stuti and Kathak Recital (California Nupur Dance Academy)
Sargam and Tirvat (Pampa Dance Academy)
Devi Anandmayi (iGurukul Foundation)
Surdas Bhajan (Kathakars School of Dance)
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Santa Cruz Dance week is here! This Thursday, April 23 downtown Santa Cruz will be filled with hundreds of dancers, and thousands of dance lovers to celebrate dance!
Shakti Bhakti will perform at 6:20pm on stage 1 and as 6:50pm on stage 2. Check out the complete schedule of events
Santa Cruz has a huge world dance community, and deep appreciation for the arts. Dancing in the streets is a testimony to the depth and beauty of our dance community here. We take dance seriously and it is our greatest pleasure to share our passion with you! Come celebrate dance week with us! All performances are free.
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Dancing with the swirl of spring scents and wild flower color… Shakti Bhakti Ensemble (with myself included) are honored to be invited to perform this Saturday, March 28, at the Santa Cruz Civic, as part of the Civic 75th Anniversary celebration. We are scheduled to go on stage at about 3:30pm. This event is FREE. Please join us!
Present day Odissi Dance is a highly technical and intricate dance form, adhering to the codes of Indian Dance classicality. Much of Odissi roots and essence comes directly from its predecessor, the Mahari dance, or dance of the Devadasis (Temple Dancers) of Jaganath Puri, Odisha, which means Odissi is imbued with... Read More...