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Exotic India dance tour & retreat
INDIA, 15th till 30th of August 2018
Organized by Maya Devi for Maharani Arts of India
with the collaboration of George Jacob and Anurekha Ghosh
A full-immersion of Dance and Culture in one of the most fascinating and legendary places in the world: INDIA.
You can study some of the most fascinating Indian dances with some of the greatest Indian and international Masters: from classical dance KATHAK with the international dancer and teacher ANUREKHA GHOSH, you will dance the gypsy dances of Rajasthan and the Sufi dance with the international teacher MAYA DEVI and immerse yourself in the Bollywood dance with the international choreographer GEORGE JACOB.You can also opt for the classes of TRADITIONAL YOGA, Meditation and Mantra with Maya..
More than 50 hours of dance lessons with Indian and international Masters!
We will arrive in the glittering Mumbai where we will explore the Marathi dances and the Bollywood dance will visit the film sets and studios of the world's biggest film industry: BOLLYWOOD! We will know famous choreographers, actors of Bollywood films and dance the nights of Mumbai in the best nightclubs!
We will explore the beauties of Kerala, the colors and scents of the bazaars and local markets, the splendor of the endless beaches. This tour is open to all those who love dance and music, dancers and not wanting to discover India in a unique and unforgettable way!
August 15, 2018-Arrival in Mumbai
Arrival from your departure city in Italy.
From the airport to the hotel you can request a PICK UP from the airport by our organization (extra cost INR 1000) or take a TAXI prepaid at the airport. In India OLA and UBER also work very well and we always recommend them as a service and cheap prices.
On August 15th, 70 years of independence are celebrated throughout India and there will be celebrations on all the streets of Mumbai. An opportunity not to be missed!
MAYA DEVI, choreographer and dancer, organizer of INDIA DANCE TOUR for over 10 years and a traveler in India for over 20 years, will make us discover unexpected places of the most glamorous Mumbai and will let us meet some characters from the Indian film industry. Maya will guide you to “shop till you drop” at the beautiful SHOPPING MALLS and the various Mumbai bazaars where you will find wonderful Indian style clothes and accessories for your dancing wardrobe.
Meeting with one of Mumbai's most famous choreographers. Bollywood dance evening at one of Mumbai's most famous nightclubs.
PROGRAM IN MUMBAI From 15 to 19 August 2018
Arrival in Mumbai and accommodation in a superior hotel in the JUHU area and free evening. -Mumbai is the center of "Bollywood", the Indian film industry. Over 100 films are produced every year. It is possible to take a Bollywood tour in the heart of the action in Film City. It is possible to be an appearance in a Bollywood film, with a little patience, waiting in the famous Leopold's cafe in Colaba. Film City is located in the western suburb of Mumbai Gurgaon - near the lush and leafy Aarey Colony on the outskirts of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Visit to SAROJ KHAN's BOLLYWOOD ACADEMY in Mumbai, the most famous choreographer in the world who created hit numbers like "Maar Dala", "Ek do teen", etc. Possibility to book your Bollywood dance lesson! (Cost separately). -From August 16 to 18 you can shop in the most sparkling SHOPPING MALL in Mumbai, visit India gate and some monuments of the city, dance wildly in Indian nightclubs to the rhythm of Bollywood, meet dancers and choreographers of the Mumbai film industry, take a lesson at the ACADEMY of SAROJ KHAN, the most famous choreographer of BOLLYWOOD and visit the Mumbai studios.
SURPRISE EVENT: During our stay in Mumbai there will be a big surprise !. Our organization is in contact with one of the Bollywood STARS that we will meet during our stay. The name of this superstar will be revealed only to the participants of the trip!
PROGRAM in KERALA from 19th till 29th of August 2018
Departure from Mumbai on 19 August 2018 and arrival at Thiruvananthapuram. Pick up by our organization and transfer to our resort in Kovalam. (About 30 minutes of travel).
Kerala is the region of beautiful sandy beaches and high rocky cliffs, coconut palms (keera) and Ayurveda massage benefits. The retreat is organized in a beautiful Ayurveda and yoga resort immersed in the tropical vegetation of Kerala overlooking the beautiful Kovalam beach. 10 days of dance and yoga studio, Ayurvedic massages, sea and tropical sun and relaxation. Kovalam is an internationally known beach with three crescent shaped beaches. It has been a favorite refuge for tourists, especially Europeans, since 1930. A huge rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters for bathing. There are abundant and varied leisure options on this beach: sunbathing, swimming, toning massages with herbs, special cultural and nautical programs with the catamaran. The tropical sun works so quickly that in a few minutes you can already see a light copper tanning on the skin.
PROGRAMMA DANCE & YOGA RETREAT
9.00-10.15 - Traditional Yoga with Maya Devi in yoga Shala in front of sea.
10.30-11.00 Ayurvedic Breakfast - served in the dining room overlooking the sea.
11.30-13.00- Kathak Indian dance class with Anurekha Ghosh or Sufi Dance or Gypsy Dances of Rajasthan with Maya Devi.
13.15-14.30- Ayurvedic Lunch 14.30-17.30- Free time to go to the beach or swimming pool or to make an Ayurvedic abhyangam massage. *(3 included in the tour package)
17.30-19.00 - Bollywood dance lesson with George Jacob (Technique and Choreography).
19.30-21.00 Dinner (always accompanied by Indian music or dance).
**** During the retreat there will be a free day where you can visit the backwaters (optional) or Kannyakumari ***
FINAL GALA DINNER: The last evening will be organized the GALA DINNER with dances and music followed by a show with all the participants and with the participation of all the Masters of the Retreat. At the end of the evening the certificates of participation of RETREAT signed by each Master will be delivered.
*** You can also book Mohiniattam and Bharata Natyam lessons with local teachers or learn how to play a musical instrument such as Tabla or Sitar or Sangeet lessons (Hintustano Classical Song) or learn Ayurvedic massage from experienced Masters of Kerala in the ayurveda center. (Costs apart, ask for info if interested) ***
RETREAT PLACE in KERALA:
A wonderful ayurveda resort hidden in the tropical vegetation and overlooking the white beach of Kovalam.
The resort has an Ayurveda center among the best in Kerala, an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the sea, a restaurant offering exquisite Ayurvedic dishes and rooms in cozy bungalows with private gardens.
We will use the outdoor yoga shala with a sea view for yoga and dance.
To book the trip you must send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name, surname, contact number and country of residence.
To book you must send a deposit of € 350.00 to ensure your seat on the tour.
The trip balance must be paid no later than July 15, 2018.
Once the deposit has been paid, your participation will be confirmed.
WE ACCEPT MAXIMUM 16 PARTICIPANTS! END OF REGISTRATION 30th May 2018.
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