Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Kalidasi ::Bliss-Permeated Belly Dance::

Kalidasi is a Professional Tribal Belly Dance performer/teacher, and student of Classical Indian Dance in the Boston area. Kalidasi's dance is motivated by the individual soul that seeks to reach a bliss-permeated state. Through honoring the teachings of the Vedas and the spiritual philosophy behind the physical movements of Indian temple dance, Kali dances in a style she calls "Bliss-Permeated" belly dance. Hailing from a musical theatre and classical theatre background, Kali began dancing at the young age of 6. From then she immersed herself in several forms and lineages of dance, most notably West African, ballet, tap, Broadway Jazz, and the Horton Technique of Modern dance, while pursuing an acting career in theatre and film. In 2006 she discovered American Tribal Style belly dance under the tutelage of Mimi Fontana of Manhattan Tribal in New York City. She instantly fell in love with the earthy, serpentine energy of this dance form and was captivated by its ability to channel the many faces of the Divine Feminine. Upon moving to Boston in 2007, she began studying Tribal Fusion technique with Naraya Ligouri and in 2009 was invited to join Naraya's professional company, Vadalna Tribal Dance Co, were she performed as a principal dancer until 2015. Her dance is informed by her many years of study in tribal fusion bellydance,  Shakespearean theatre, Horton technique of Modern dance, and the classical Indian dances  Odissi, Bharatnatyam, and Kathak; interweaving them together to create a dynamic and evocative style. She currently studies Odissi under her master teachers Colleena Shakti and Sudhansu Puhan in Pushkar, Rajasthan and locally with Mouli Pal of Boston, MA. In 2012 she had the honor of performing Odissi at the Pushkar Temple Dance Festival, in Pushkar India, produced annually by the Shakti School of Dance and the Old Rang Nath temple. Kalidasi was also a principal member of Boston-based Vadalna Tribal Dance Company, directed by Naraya Ligouri from 2009-2015. She has trained extensively with internationally renowned teachers Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Ashley Lopez, Colleena Shakti, Mardi Love, and Miriam Peretz. She continues to teach and perform nationally and is passionate about teaching the transformative and healing powers of sacred dance. Kalidasi is a Usui Reiki Master, Shamanic & Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner, and is a graduate of the Eugene O’Neill’s National Theatre Institute (NTI). She holds a B.A. in Theatre and Women’s Studies from Wheaton College, MA.

 

Contact Information

First Name: 
Kalidasi
Job Title/Position: 
Dancer/Instructor
Physical Address: 
Medford, MA 02155
Last Name: 
Burgess

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Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Ethnic
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)