Rasaanubhava - Embodying Emotions
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About the Event
OVERVIEW About the Facilitator: The workshop is facilitated by Arka Mukhopadhyay, a performer, director and teacher who has presented his work and given workshops all across India and also in several other countries. His research is based on Indian embodied practices such as Yoga, Kalaripayattu, etc as well as western practices and theoretical approaches to performance, and explores the interrelationship of being, consciousness and expression. About the Workshop: The workshop is based on a decade of research and practice as a performer, the crux of which has been about how emotions and feelings are not just psychological, but psychosomatic. Specifically, how breath, gaze, facial expression, posture, stance and gesture interact to create different internal states. The work is theoretically based on Indian performance aesthetics and contemplative traditions such as Vedanta, and equally on western performance practices. While drawing upon performative behaviour, we will also explore practical, real life applications of the work, and how it relates to various constructs of identity, such as gender, class, etc. Why you should attend? External Applications - to have the ability to evoke and express specific emotional states in presentation and public speaking contexts, and hence achieve a more organic, visceral connect with your audience. Internal Applications - to experience emotions and feelings in their fullness and be more emotionally intelligent. To have the ability to see one's emotional processes as they occur, and hence make choices about what and how to express. Who should atend? L& OD professionals, coaches, facilitators, executives, educators, counsellors and therapists, professionals in the development sector, actors and all others interested in exploring the connection between body, mind and emotions.