On Sunday (4th of March 2018) Kamala participated in the closing event of the annual held "Infinity World Festival of Arts" in Hamburg. Dozens of young amateurs and professionals have shown their talent over several days at the Festival. Gudrun Märtins, the well known Odissi Dancer, was part of the jury in the category "Dance". On Sunday the...
My Odissi-Classes at Studio BiNDU, Kyoto
From January 12th onwards I will offer classes for beginners every Monday and Friday from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
On this New Year Event Kamala will give an extraordinary introduction to Odissi, the Classical Dance from East India. She will talk about the traditional roots of this dance and about the present form in which it is performed today. After this, Kamala will perform a choreography based on one of the most popular Hindu poems, the Dashavatara out...
Workshop: Basics of Odissi Dance 2, Kyoto
As a continuation of the Workshop "Basics of Odissi Dance" where you learned about the hand gestures in Odissi Dance, you will now learn about the footwork in the traditional literature for Classical Indian Dance.
Workshop: Basics of Odissi Dance, Kyoto
In this workshop you can learn about some simple basics of Odissi Dance. There will be the chance to dip in to a training according to the concept of "My Odissi", along with the 28 hand gestures (which are used for abstract or story telling movements in Odissi Dance) and perception exercises. As I´m new in town, it´s also a...
In cooperation with the Indian Arts Sangam Kyoto, Kamala performed at the Honen-in Temple in Kyoto. The performance was part of a charity program for the vicitims of the Tohoku Earthquake in 2011. Nonaka Miki san and Kanazawa Michiko san from the India Arts Sangam Kyoto performed Classical Dance from North India (Odissi) South India...
Performance: Durga Puja in Bremen, Germany
Odissi in Japan
There are many Odissi Dancers in Japan, especially in Kansai and Kanto prefecture. In this Blog entry I will list the Odissi Dancers who are presently teaching Odissi to multiple students, and whom I have already met.