Indian Classical Dance, ODISSI, for absolute beginners
What you'll learn
- The most important tip for you throughout the ODISSI dance course
- Warm up exercises necessary for ODISSI dance
- Key postures (CHOUKA + TRIBHANGI)
- Upper Body movements & coordination + TRIBHANGI 0
- Hand gestures (MUDRA)
- Salutation to the Mother Earth (BHOOMI PRANAM)
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- Nothing - this course is designed for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS of ODISSI dance.
- No previous dance experience is required.
- Comfortable outfit that won't restrict your movement.
- Space to move freely about a YOGA mat size
This course will guide you through from scratch for absolute beginners of the Indian Classical Dance, ODISSI.
You would experience a personal transformation by conditioning your BODY & MIND, using the technique of the most sensuous, ecstatic, and spiritual dance from the Ancient India.
By the end of the course, you would be able to stand in key postures of ODISSI dance for you to get centred, balanced, and reconnected to the earth and the universe, with the characteristic movement of ODISSI dance which is the lyrical, poetic, and mystic ones, with the beautiful hand gestures (MUDRA), and the salutation to the Mother Earth in an Odissi dance format. There are detailed explanation as well on how to move each part of your body such as eyes, neck, torso, and the combination movement of those body parts.Each hand gestures(MUDRA) are explained with it’s meanings as well.
Through this course you will achieve,
Balanced body & mind
Graceful gestures of your hands
Strength in the body
I’m Masako Ono, who would be guiding you in this Indian Classical Dance ODISSI for absolute beginners course.
I’ve started ODISSI dance 24 years back from now, shifting from Tokyo to India, just to pursue ODISSI dance.
In the last 10 years, Ive performed in more than 20 countries, performed at the Kennedy Centre, also performed for the Prime Ministers of India, Japan. Im an officially empaneled ODISSI dance performer by the Government of India since 2008.Also I create dance of my own using this ODISSI dance essence and perform as contemporary dance, I even made a dance on some poems including HAIKU. Through this ODISSI dance. I’ve completely changed from within. I can assure you that you will also change from within and you would start to attract exquisite moments, and your surroundings would become exquisite. So it is not merely a physical change that you get through this online class but your life would change drastically as you change from within. I have taught many students and took them with me to perform in Europe and in Asia, last year I took them to perform at the National Theatre of Japan in Tokyo.
This Odissi dance for absolute beginner is made for those who are new to the Indian classical dance, ODISSI. It’s made for those of you who want to learn ODISSI dance from scratch, and also who want to have a basic knowledge on Indian classical dance ODISSI and make your daily gestures more expressive. Indian classical dance is really great for mental and physical health, so those of you who want to be fit mentally and physically could also join in. By the end of this course, you’ll learn the necessary basic technique of ODISSI dance, and would be able to make beautiful expressions on your face, more expressive gestures by the hands and also shed extra fat in your body, achieving the balanced body and mind.
Those who are new to dancing,
Those who want to learn the basics of Indian dance,
Those who want to experience Indian culture through their bodies,
Dancers of other genres who want to incorporate the movement of Indian dance technique
Those who want to enhance their expression through the eyes and their usual gestures and postures,
Those who want to lose weight and have a fit body and spirit,
Those who have yoga experience and are also interested in expressing themselves through dancing,
Those who want to experience Indian culture through dancing and utilise them in the business scenes with India or communicate with Indian friends,
Being in anywhere in the world, you would be able to learn this most sensuous, ecstatic, and spiritual dance, ODISSI, and there is no reason why you don’t start RIGHT NOW!
This is just a beginning of your ODISSI journey, I am planning to continue teaching further, STAY TUNED!
Who this course is for:
- This course is for absolute beginners who want to start learning the most sensuous, ecstatic, and spiritual dance, ODISSI, the ancient dance from India.
- Who want to be more expressive, graceful, and convincing on their gestures.
Masako is a Japanese ODISSI dancer empaneled by Govt. of India ICCR as well as Dept. of Culture. She has performed and given lecture-demonstrations and workshops in more than 20 countries in the last 10 years.
Masako Ono has a dance studio called MOPA (Masako Ono Performing Arts) and has been teaching ODISSI dance for more than 20 years, taken her students to perform globally. She is a certified YOGA teacher and currently teaching BODY & MIND conditioning class along with ODISSI dance via online.
Masako started dancing at the age of 4 with modern dance of Martha Graham Dance, additionally trained in western classical ballet, hip hop, jazz and in Tokyo, Japan. In 1996, Masako joined NRITYAGRAM, the dance village in India where they create top class Indian Classical dancers in the world. Masako stayed there for 5 years horning her dance and acting skills by intensive residence program, where she learned Indian Classical dance (Odissi), Yoga, and theatre techniques and contemporary dance.
She has performed in more than 25 countries at prominent theatres such as Kennedy Centre(DC, USA), Asia Society(NY, USA), NCPA(Mumbai, India), International Centre(Delhi, India), National Theatre of Japan(Tokyo, Japan), Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre(Tokyo, Japan), and performed for many prime ministers including PM Modi, PM Koizumi, and PM Abe.
She has been selected as one of the “100 most respected Japanese in the world” by the Newsweek Japan in 2008, and NHK BS 1 has made a documentary film on Masako Ono in the series of “First Japanese” in 2007. Masako Ono currently performs ODISSI and contemporary dance choreographies of her own derived from Indian classical dance form on yogic concepts and pan Asia themes besides Odissi dance repertoire.
ワシントンのケネディーセンター、NYCのアジア・ソサエティー、インドではNCPA、INDIA・INTERNATIONAL CENTREやHABITAT CENTREにて、また日本やインドの首相の前でもダンスを披露している。