Bhakti Nova ~ Intro to the Art of Odissi, Indian Classical Dance with Nubia Teixeira
4 classes ~
Odissi Dance is a highly sculpturesque and devotional classical dance from the state of Orissa, now called Odissa, East India.
Originally performed only inside of temples, Odissi expresses the emotions of heart and the stories of the Hindu Gods and Goddesses through mudras, facial expressions, and a wide variety of body movements.
Odissi is divided into two aspects: Nritta (pure dance) or dance that expresses movement and rhythm and Nritya (story telling) based on the choreographer’s interpretation of a sacred text.
Odissi dance is a spiritual path and it requires deep physical dedication and concentration until you can feel the rasas flowing through you while dancing.
In this course, you will have a taste of Odissi and an overview of this classical form.
Nubia offers “her take” on Odissi for the yogi/yogini/bhakta, with the intention to have you experiencing devotion in motion.
Nubia has been dedicated to the sacred dance of Odissi since 1997. She started her training with Sonia Galvao in Sao Paulo, studied in India for 3 months at Madhavi Mudhgal school in Delhi and since 2001 she has been a devoted student of Sri Vishnu Tattwa Das in Northern California.
Lesson 3 - Offering dance to Ganesha.
Lesson 4- Devotional dance to a poem/song for Krishna.