Summer Workshop 2024
south of France
A 5-day dance journey into the heart of Odissi dance in sunny Montpellier!
Perfect your techniques in the morning intensive classes, dive into Abhinaya in the afternoon, and immerse yourself in the art of dance! Reserve your spot now!
Daily schedule (day 1-5)
(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM):
Body Conditioning & Technique
Choreography: Rageshree Pallavi (Composed by Guru Gangadhar Pradhan)
Morning Sessions are exclusively for Intermediate & Advanced Students with Minimum 5 Years Experience
(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM):
Abhinaya Techniques & exercices
Choreography: odia abhinaya (to be decided according to participants)
Afternoon Sessions are Open to All Levels (Minimum 1-2 Years Experience).
Free time in the evening: a chance to relax at the beach, explore the city or devote time to personal practice. An end-of-course party will be organized to enable participants to share their experiences in a convivial atmosphere!
About the workshop pedagogy: Throughout the workshop, students will not only learn beautiful and unique choreographies, but will also gain an in-depth understanding of the underlying techniques and expressive elements that bring each movement to life. The workshop will include holistic conditioning techniques and exercises in the morning, and abhinaya and creative exercises in the afternoon.
(early-bird until 15th April)
Full Workshop: €250
Morning Sessions Only: €180
Afternoon Sessions Only: €120
After 15th April: 280€ full workshop /210€ mornings / 150€ afternoons
Prices includes music, practice video and post-workshop support
Limited Spots Available
Venue: the workshop will take place at The happy factory, an 80m2 air-conditioned studio located in montpellier's historic center, near the st roch train station.
Accommodation and Food: Accommodation and food are not included in the workshop fee. However, finding accommodation and dining options is convenient as the venue is situated in the historical city center, easily accessible by public transportation. A list of recommended accommodations will be provided for students traveling from afar, ensuring a comfortable stay during the workshop.
Language: The workshop will be conducted in both French and English, catering to participants' language preferences and ensuring inclusivity for all attendees.
Transportation: Montpellier is well-connected, with a nearby airport and direct TGV train services to major cities such as Paris (approximately 3 hours travel time).
Visa: Depending on your nationality, a visa is required when intending to travel to France. More informations here
For more information or any questions, contact me at email@example.com
Odissi dance & teacher
The workshop will be led by Chloé Romero, a dancer and odissi teacher with over 20 years' experience, yoga instructor and physical trainer. Passionate about the human body, she firmly believes in a dance practice that promotes self-respect and well-being, and seeks to empower each dancer with appropriate techniques.
The choreographies transmitted during the workshop belong to her direct lineage and have been passed on to her by her principal guru, Sri Lingaraj Swain.