Tuesday, June 27th
Special Workshop Series
Objective: To learn Yoga-based practices that help to better deal with common pressures of a performer’s life, such as stress, stage fright, physical and mental demands of intensive rehearsals, etc.
To open the dancing mind and body by exploring various methods of bodily expression based in techniques of Indian dance.
Performing artists face dual challenges: they require large reserves of stamina and strength, and at the same time they need to find an inner stillness. They need to be sensitive and observant, but also tough and resilient. Sometimes it is difficult to balance these qualities. This workshop combines Yoga with selected tools and approaches found in Indian classical dance training. Artists may well find, if they incorporate these tools and approaches into their practice, that they will be useful in enhancing their capacities and in finding a joyful balance in the pursuit of their art.
Workshop Outline: Introduction
- Yoga asanas
- Breathing techniques
- Deep relaxation techniques
- Exercises based in Indian classical dance, especially those related to expression of emotions, depicting scenes and moods.
- Discussion, questions, feedback