IndOriental® Dance is created from the mixture of different elements. In the first place, I was influenced by the impressions gathered during my travels to places like India, Tunisia, Turkey, Nepal… Secondly, the creation of this dance is influenced by almost all classical and folkloric Indian dances, so called the “Mother Dances”. And finally, it also contains different characteristics generated and derived from the connexion of these dances with Tribal and Oriental Dances.
A number of peculiarities and specific symbols and terminology are constituted in order to define and delimit this dance which integrates a new and resourceful language.
As a synthesis of the dances mentioned before, the movements are associated mainly with the Indian dances and the Oriental Tribal. It includes as well classical mudras, head movements, travelings, specific spins, facial expressions, eye movements… an endless number of subtle details that will help us improve our skills and our body language, all of them together so important for the dancer, professional or amateur.
IndOriental® Dance involves isolations, strengthens the core and helps developing a new language full of subtle gestures that will add precision to our movements and help us correct the bad habits in our technique.
IndOriental® Dance is doubtlessly an effective way of making your dancing style more elegant, whichever it may be, yet it is focused on making the dancing movements more subtle, graceful and precise.
“I would like to pay special tribute to my Teacher, a person who is, and always has been, coherent and respectful of the traditions of India and the different ways of its fusion with the Occident. Colleena Shakti is my mentor and my role model. Her wide knowledge as a dancer living in India made possible the creation of the vocabulary for the “Indian Fusion Bellydance” based on experience and perception.”
“In IndOriental® Dance we share her point of view on creating fusion and therefore we develop contents and particular aspects that constitute our dancing movements code.”