The Meditative Dance Therapy (MDT)
Nectar of Inner Expression - A Journey towards Inner Aliveness
Indian Classical Dance is made up of three components: Natya, Nritya & Nritta. Dramatic performance means Natya where as rhythmic movements of the dance is Nritta and elements that express RASAsentiments and BHAVEmood conveyed through Gestures and Facial Expressions.
NRITYAdance and NATYAdrama express four techniques collectively defined as – ABHINAYAexpression or performance. These are Angikgestures of the body, Vachiksong, rhythm and music, Aharyamake up and costume and Satvikphysical manifestation of mental and emotional states.
According to Mythology of Hindu, it is “SHIVA”- the lord of Dance in his performance as “NATRAJ” whose dance represents the existence of Universe and its distraction. In Sanskrit, the ancient text on Dance and Drama titled “Natya Shastra” has been written by an ancient sage BHARATMUNI. The Knowledge content within this has been passed down to the centuries and undergoing adaptation as times fashion change.
Dance has been used therapeutically for thousands of years. It has been used as a healing ritual in the influence of fertility, birth, sickness, and death, since earliest human history but, the establishment of dance as a therapy and as a profession occurred in the 1950s. Over the period 1840 to 1930, a new philosophy of dance developed in Europe and the United States, defined by the idea that movements could have an effect on the mover i.e. that dance was not simply an expressive art.
Dance therapy is the psycho-therapeutic use of movement and dance to support intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body. As a form of expressive therapy, DT looks at the correlation between movement and emotion. DT is practiced in various clinical settings. Although dance has been a method of expression for centuries, it wasn’t until the past half century that it was characterized as a form of therapy.
Meditative Dance Therapy Workshop
Recharge your Body, Mind and Soul thru Meditations and Dancing!
COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
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BENEFITS AND AWARDS
DURATION AND FEES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I bring for the Course?
Nothing besides your participation and presence in its totality!
What kind of cloths should I wear?
Comfortable, loose and properly covered like leggings and Kurti’s, Track Pants and T-Shirts or long skirts and Top etc.
I don’t know anything about Indian Classical Dance
Perhaps, that’s the best of all! A clean slate is usually far better when it comes to learning as long as you’re committed to it! 🙂
What is the level of training will I get?
A 5-day course offers basic training, however, if you are keen to go beyond, it’s recommended to participate in further Extended Courses, customized for you!!