Friday April 5th
MORIA CHAPPELL: ODISSI TRIBAL FUSION
ROOM A- 1:30pm to 4:00pm
ODISSI TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE offers the dancer a methodology for integrating this rapidly growing art form into her belly dance performances. As harbinger of this specific style of fusion, Moria was the first to bring these two styles of movement together, and now instructs dancers in the way she learned, created, and now performs this unique combination of esthetics.
Passed from Guru to student for thousands of years, Odissi Indian Temple dance is one of the oldest classical dance forms on Earth.
Moria spends time annually in Orissa (the homeland of Odissi) intensively studying and performing this exquisite dance, as well as researching and learning weekly from her Indian-born guru in America, Ratna Roy, who was a pupil of the last living Mahari (sacred temple dancer).
Moria's Odissi temple dance fusion workshop is designed for you to learn Odissi’s most fundamental combinations and exercises and how they can be applied to your Tribal Fusion belly dance performances and practice.
In ODISSI TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE you will learn the body isolations, temple stance, Odissi posture, sacred geometry, and mudras of this ancient devotional dance and how these profound elements can be applied to modern music and movement.