We are happy to announce the next series of workshops on Kalaripayattu with Voice-Movement Improvisation in Bangalore, which will be led by Arka Mukhopadhyay at various locations between August 13th and 18th.
We are bringing our work to residents of Kalyannagar/ Banaswadi/ Kammanahalli/Hennur for the first time, at the lovely studio of dance360.in. The session will be from August 13th to 17th, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
The workshop will cover the basic movements of the southern style of Kalaripayattu, and each session will also culminate in guided as well as free-form improvisation with body and voice. It is open to anyone who's fifteen and above, regardless of training or experience.
Kalaripayattu with Movement and Voice:
The session will be based on the basic forms of the southern style of Kalaripayattu. Among the oldest forms of martial arts in the world, the entirely Indian martial art form of Kalaripayattu is based on ancient knowledge of the physical and spiritual aspects of the human body. Through organic movements comprising stretches, lunges and twists, it enhances breath focus, and thus gives stillness, grounding and centring; leading to greater self-awareness and an awakening of the inner, creative potential. In this session, open to all, we will work with the basic movement sequences of the southern style of Kalaripayattu, which focus on the four cardinal directions. Along with Kalari, we will work on structured and free-form guided improvisation with movement and the voice, to create a sense of holistic, joyful, self-awareness.
4th Floor, Y4Heights, 7th Main Road, HRBR Layout 2nd Block, Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560043, India