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I’m STILL desperately looking for an Odissi teacher
Posted November 20th, 2008 - 11:35 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Hey everybody,

okay, I’m posting on this sub-group too – hoping for a bit more success:

“Berlin seems to be the metropolis of Kathak and Bollywood dance. There are of course teachers for good old Bharata Natyam and some Kuchipudi classes but no one gives lessons in Odissi.

I have 3 years experience - know all the chouka and tribhanga steps (perhaps in a different style, but that’s no problem for me) and some of the first Arasas and a Mangala Charan, but I need very much practice.

Are you or do you know someone, who can teach me or at least practice with me?”

Alternatively I’d also like to join a Bharata Natyam or a Kuchipudi class, if there’s no chance for Odissi...

And because it’s CS University I offer you to teach everything I’ve already learned in Odissi – but don’t expect me to be an expert and we’d also need a room for practicing with solid ground and no downstairs neighbours - I mean it: it's a dance of graceful elephants...

Cheers,
Petra

p.s. if you want to learn a bit more about Odissi, simply type it in Google or You Tube, you’ll find plenty of information

Posted November 27th, 2008 - 9:41 am by from Budoia, Italy (Permalink)
This sounds fascinating. I would love to try it out but sadly don't have any more information to contribute.

Cole

Posted November 27th, 2008 - 9:11 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted November 28th, 2008 - 7:52 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Hey,
it seems, I'm the odissi teacher then... It's ok with me, I'm glad, that somebody is interested. At least I don't forget, what I've already learned and in exchange you can help me improving my English a bit - and after that some Japanese too :)

As I said: I'm just a humble student. There are still many things, I'm not good enough at. You have to know, that this is a real difficult dance. But I can teach you the basic steps - and a bit more. Who knows, perhaps later some Odissi dancer could have pity on us and would be willing to be our teacher (I'm optimistic).

And we'd definitely need a suitable room!

Maike,
you have an idea ...?

Cole,
have you seen some Odissi dancers before? I'm just asking, because most European men probably think that learning Odissi would be a risk to their virility... That's not my opinion though, and there are many male Odissi dancers in India. Just take a look at this and decide yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFblDYrFltU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vn42yt98cY&feature=related

Most of the time I'm busy with working but Sunday would be ok. So if you really want to...

Posted December 19th, 2008 - 4:57 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted June 22nd, 2011 - 4:22 pm by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
there is a woman teaching kathak...i know its not the same thing.but she is good. perhaps she wóuld also know someone else who teaches orrisi dancing. i'll get her number and forward it to u(though this is only a few years late...esss)

Posted June 22nd, 2011 - 4:37 pm by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
there is a woman teaching kathak...i know its not the same thing.but she is good. perhaps she wóuld also know someone else who teaches orrisi dancing. i'll get her number and forward it to u(though this is only a few years late...esss)

Posted June 27th, 2011 - 3:16 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
hey, I´ve already found a teacher for odissi but thanks for the hint all the same!

Posted July 1st, 2011 - 3:11 pm by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
ah! good ! °°°