The Rorschach Touch Workshop
Rorschach Touch, whose title is borrowed from the well-known psychological apperception test of the same name, is about perception, intimacy and intentionality, all explored and presented through the canvas of touch and movement.
Rorschach Touch: the Workshop is an opportunity to access the work more intimately by literally being in the piece. It enables them to experience perception through the sense of touch and examine their own relationship with the act of touch.
Through the workshop, participants will -
- understand the processes and tools used to create an exploratory touch and movement based performance;
- learn the specific somatic and awareness-based regimes which the dancers practice in order to execute such a piece;
- be part of discussions around the ideas that such a piece explores as well those that they themselves are curious about, thereby opening up channels to stimulate lateral thinking and assimilation of sensory information; and
- experience the work of touch by performing themselves
|| Details ||
What: A movement workshop
When: Feb 23 and 24, 2019
Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm | Lunch break from 1:00 - 1:30pm|
For: Open to all
Max. no. of participants: 15
Fee: Rs 1500 (Early bird fee; last date - Feb 12, 2019)
Note: If you are a student/professional artist, you are eligible to attend the workshop for Rs 1000 (early bird offer valid until Feb 12, 2019). Please share student ID scan/your CV with us at ZGhpICEgbWFzb29tIHwgZ21haWwgISBjb20=
To register, write to ZGhpICEgbWFzb29tIHwgZ21haWwgISBjb20=
|| Facilitator ||
Diya Naidu is an independent dancer and choreographer from Bangalore. Her works are inspired by varied themes such as explorations of gender, old age, existential angst in urban chaos, and Bardo in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy among others.
In 2015 she was a resident at the Facets choreographic residency of the Attakkalari Biennial and made her piece Today Don't Insist on Leaving. The same year she was Pro Helvetia's artist-in-residence in Zurich where she created Red Dress Waali Ladki. In 2016, she developed the Hands and Face Project, which won a Jury Award at The Prakriti Excellence In Contemporary Dance Awards. She was also a grantee at Gender Bender, under which she developed Rorschach Touch. In 2011 she was the joint awardee of Robert Bosch, Bangalore's Young Choreographer Award under which she created her first solo Nadir. In 2012 she created Bardo Beings, also a finalist at PECDA and performed at Attakkalari Biennial's Platform 15, among other events.
She was a member of the Attakkalari Repertory Company for many years, after obtaining a Diploma in Movement Arts from the same. She has also worked with The Danceworx, New Delhi and Rythmosaic, Kolkata.
At present she has choreographed and is performing in The Company Theatre's - Khwaab Sa, directed by Atul Kumar.
She teaches at LshVa and Shoonya art spaces, Bangalore. She is interested in working with members of the community and to that end is in the process of developing a module that imparts tools for creative expression, mindfulness, collaborative activities, conceptual thinking, body awareness and more, to enrich their life experience and well being.
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