Movement has always been an inherent part of our existence. As children, we move to explore the environment. However as we grow, our movements are primarily functional and related to a task at hand. We also develop perceptions about our individual bodies and restrict non-verbal forms of expression. During the session we will explore elements of a wide variety practices through movement explorations, dance making, readings, discussions, videos, written responses, collaborative projects.
The workshop would hence focus on conducting movement exercises which may help individuals de mask oneself from their current role set and focus internally on the emotional, social and at times spiritual effects of movement. Deployed in a progressive fashion, the exercises eventually create a non- threatening space for individuals to express, share and de stress at different levels. The exercises would be conducted for individuals, in pairs, in triads or as a group.
WORKSHOP OVERVIEW -
Warm ups to built strength, flexibility, body awareness and co-ordination.
Improvisation - This cooperative dance theatre practice explores states of presence, perception, sensory awareness, and responsiveness to one’s self and environment, as well as physical strategies related to gravity, momentum, falling, rolling and lifting.
Contact Improvisation (CI) is an improvisational duet dance form based on sensation, weight, touch, communication and essential connection between two people influenced by modern dance, martial arts, social dance and cultural values of its time of inception. CI’s influence can be seen in modern/post modern dance and physical theatre training, choreography and performance.CI is a rich opportunity for collaborative play and experimentation dancing with another person, and is accessible to people of all physical abilities and experiences. In this course we will engage in regular studio practice as well as read, watch, discuss and respond to Contact Improvisation.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Anyone wanting to work with finding new connections with one's own body, to work individually or with a group, Art Practitioners, Theatre and Movement Enthusiasts
17th and 18th September, 2016
9 AM to 3 PM
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Aditi Venkateshwaran is a dance artist (dancer, choreographer) and an actor with a keen interest in writing & travel. She started her career as a Radio Jockey in the year 2006 with Radio Mirchi in Pune. Trained in both Indian Classical dance form of Kathak & modern contemporary as well as Hindustani Classical music, Aditi has quite a few stage performances to her credit both in India and across the world.
Her dance work traverses between the traditional and the contemporary and her varied interests coalesce around performing arts, towards discovering an interdisciplinary approach to art practices in our country. Widely traveled, Aditi has performed all over the world and has been engaged in artistic work as a performer, creator and teacher since year 2003.
She has also been awarded the Pandit D.V Paluskar award by the Sharda Sangeet Academy, Mumbai for Kathak. She was recently featured as one of the most inspiring ‘Young Indians’ by homegrown.in