by Natasha on Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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To experientially share the joy of Dance Movement Therapy with people.
Dance Movement Therapy is simply a celebration of life with all its ups and downs. It’s a safe space where we can let it all go and rejoice in it at the same time. Because through dance, the body pulls the mind to move with it, shed a little baggage, and do a little jig.
But we often are shy to let ourselves dance. Sometimes we feel we can't, sometimes we feel we shouldn't, sometimes we just feel too much to dance. And that's where this session comes in, to very slowly pull us, even with our three left feet - yes three - and all our collective luggage, to start tapping till we can't stop ourselves from dancing.
A willingness to participate in an active session.
And clothes that one will feel comfortable rolling on the floor with. Because that will definitely be part of the workshop at some point of time or the other! :)
I love dancing. Always have. I danced throughout my graduation and post-graduation days in New York and Bombay. And also when I managed modern retail accounts for one of the biggest companies in the world. But I’d forgotten just how much I loved dance. How much I had felt one with myself while training with names like Tanusree Shankar, Sonal Mansingh or the neighborhood Kathak teacher!
So I let my day job go and started a new journey with dance, theatre, meditation and other things I loved. I explored Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary with The Danceworx & TR Dance Company. I got the opportunity to train in the more physical forms of theatre with Neeraj Kabi and Hartman DeSouza, with an exposure to Kalaripayattu, Chhau and Yoga that made me realize that more than just dance or theatre, what I was really passionate about was movement. And that led to the creation of Three Left Feet, a space where the heart dances.
My next stumble into Dance Movement Therapy through Kolkata Sanved, seemed fateful and there has been no turning back since then :) Seeing the smiles spread through movement and dance since then has been truly rewarding. Whether it be while facilitating Dance Movement Therapy workshops with the orphans at St Catherine's Home, or the elders who were just children at heart at The Yoga Institute, or the truly special students from Sapling School, Hellen Keller School for the Blind and Deaf, School for the Crippled, School for Rehabilitation of the Crippled, or the so called regular people like you and me who've danced through the Move. Play. Dance. Fridays and felt peace and joy through Dance Movement Therapy. :)
This journey into Dance Movement Therapy has been truly special for me, and I'd love to share it with you :)