Listen to your body

Anitha Santhanam and Brinda Jacob-Janvrin will help you unlock your body’s expression in their workshop, Disbelieve

Our world has become so literal that we have largely ignored the language of the body. But the body carries within it immense wisdom. It is in understanding the body that we can connect on a deeper level within. Anitha Santhanam, an experienced performer, director and a qualified workshop leader in physical theatre and Brinda Jacob-Janvrin, an experienced contemporary dancer/choreographer have organised a two-day workshop, Disbelieve in which the duo use body work and physical theatre to help the participants focus on the present, and find creative ways to access their bodies, emotions and patterns. The workshop will essentially enable you to look within.

In our urban existence, we often view the body, as Anitha puts it, as a tool, as something to be shaped as per society’s expectations.

“Everything is located within the body. Your conscious mind might have forgotten some of your experiences, but the body hasn’t. Your physical experience resides in your body. The workshop, through the body, will help you access these experiences. The experiences create beliefs and by accessing the body we can release these limiting beliefs. It’s almost like an archaeological experience,” says Anitha, who was awarded the Charles Wallace fellowship twice to complete her studies in physical theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts.

Brinda, who heads the Studio for Movement Arts and Therapies and is a certified counsellor specialising in authentic movement, says the body, mind and soul are interconnected. “The body holds all our secrets. The workshop will help release the body to move and allow emotions to flow.”

The workshop, Anitha adds, will be fun, creative, nurturing and playful. As for why it has been named “Disbelieve”, Anitha says: “The workshop is an invitation to experience before choosing to believe or disbelieve.” Brinda adds: “The workshop is meant for us to acknowledge our experiences.”

The Disbelieve workshop will be held on February 21 and 22, from 9 am to 4 pm at Atta Galata, opposite Jyothi Nivas College, Koramangala. The fee, including lunch, tea and snacks, will be Rs. 6000. For registration and more information contact or call 9844541378.




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