The stepping exercises Choka 1-10 were created by the great Gurus of the Odissi style to build strength, coordination and rhythm sense. This DVD offers students a study tool for practicing stepping in the choka posture of Odissi dance. Each stepping exercise is broken down carefully and performed at three speeds. This DVD is filmed on location at Shakti School of Dance ( Pushkar , India ) within the beautiful Rangji temple complex.
*This DVD is intended to augment, not replace the traditional system of learning classical Indian dance from a Master.
A brief history of Odissi classical dance, two prayers to use at the beginning of your dance practice, Choka 1-10 Stepping Exercises with breakdown of steps into upper body and lower body, two bonus chapters on: one handed and two handed mudras as well as a live performance section with various performances by Colleena in India and the USA !