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Trinh Dang
It was a great experience to attend this play. I had somewhat of a difficult time following along since I don't speak or understand Hindi. But the parts that I did understand were fantastic. I liked the overall message of the story.
This review was for BLUR.
It was a great experience to attend this play. I had somewhat of a difficult time following along since I don't speak or understand Hindi. But the parts that I did understand were fantastic. I liked the overall message of the story.
This review was for BLUR.
Debarshi Deb
The event was amazing. so many poets and their skills. the place was also so calm and mesmerizing.
This review was for The Book of Poetry.
The event was amazing. so many poets and their skills. the place was also so calm and mesmerizing.
This review was for The Book of Poetry.
Tanvi Bhakta
i found this event in it's third or fourth showing at atta galatta. it was brilliant, even mesmerizing with every scene, act and song thought out so beautifully. All the players are very talented and I wish them all the best.
This review was for The Book of Poetry.
i found this event in it's third or fourth showing at atta galatta. it was brilliant, even mesmerizing with every scene, act and song thought out so beautifully. All the players are very talented and I wish them all the best.
This review was for The Book of Poetry.
Arvind
Shoonya - Centre For Art And Somatic Practices is placed at the edge where old Bangalore ends and the new Bangalore begins. The venue mimics this border as it combines old traditional thought with modernized customs. A minimal garden hangs and adds flavor to the space. Big empty spaces, something that is fast disappearing in the new world, is felt at Shoonya. It realizes that such is needed for the creative thought to prosper. Performances are held in a big open room where audience largely sits on the ground with few chairs in the background. There is space for a nice kitchen, what the space is missing presently is good coffee and tea. But looking at its lineup of events, it is definitely positioning itself as a space on its way which is going to play a pivotal role in shaping up namma city!
This review was for Shoonya - Centre For Art And Somatic Practices.
Shoonya - Centre For Art And Somatic Practices is placed at the edge where old Bangalore ends and the new Bangalore begins. The venue mimics this border as it combines old traditional thought with modernized customs. A minimal garden hangs and adds flavor to the space. Big empty spaces, something that is fast disappearing in the new world, is felt at Shoonya. It realizes that such is needed for the creative thought to prosper. Performances are held in a big open room where audience largely sits on the ground with few chairs in the background. There is space for a nice kitchen, what the space is missing presently is good coffee and tea. But looking at its lineup of events, it is definitely positioning itself as a space on its way which is going to play a pivotal role in shaping up namma city!
This review was for Shoonya - Centre For Art And Somatic Practices.
Arvind

We all are half done, we all are incomplete. Mohan Rakesh's Aadhe Adhure is what true theatre is. It is pure drama written with a very nuanced and methodical understandings of human psyche. It repeatedly draws often the theme of our expectations and reality. Are we happy with what we have? Can we ever be happy? What is happiness?

In Aadhe Adhure, Mohan Rakesh takes an ordinary family where the family relationships are already crumbling. The wife is the only earning member in a family of 5, the husband has lost all his self-confidence. The elder daughter eloped and married but is still struggling to find happiness, her younger brother has reached of age but yet to find a job and the youngest teenager has coming of age problems coupled with a need to get attention. The wife is tired of taking care of everyone and has her own desires and ambitions.

Rakesh wastes no time in setting up the tension, but he never lets go off it. This is a story where everyone is at fault and yet no-one is. Rakesh unfolds the story brilliantly and his command over his audience is splendid.

TOYO - Theatre on your own, uses minimal props to render the story. At some points, it feels mere a dramatic reading of the play yet the actors render their roles with a gloom that stays with you even after the play gets over. There is also a minimal use of shadow effects yet it adds exponential flavoring.

Aadhe Adhure is a must watch play. You can take your parents to this one and it will be a discussion point for the way back home.

This review was for TOYO(Theatre on your own).

We all are half done, we all are incomplete. Mohan Rakesh's Aadhe Adhure is what true theatre is. It is pure drama written with a very nuanced and methodical understandings of human psyche. It repeatedly draws often the theme of our expectations and reality. Are we happy with what we have? Can we ever be happy? What is happiness?

In Aadhe Adhure, Mohan Rakesh takes an ordinary family where the family relationships are already crumbling. The wife is the only earning member in a family of 5, the husband has lost all his self-confidence. The elder daughter eloped and married but is still struggling to find happiness, her younger brother has reached of age but yet to find a job and the youngest teenager has coming of age problems coupled with a need to get attention. The wife is tired of taking care of everyone and has her own desires and ambitions.

Rakesh wastes no time in setting up the tension, but he never lets go off it. This is a story where everyone is at fault and yet no-one is. Rakesh unfolds the story brilliantly and his command over his audience is splendid.

TOYO - Theatre on your own, uses minimal props to render the story. At some points, it feels mere a dramatic reading of the play yet the actors render their roles with a gloom that stays with you even after the play gets over. There is also a minimal use of shadow effects yet it adds exponential flavoring.

Aadhe Adhure is a must watch play. You can take your parents to this one and it will be a discussion point for the way back home.

This review was for TOYO(Theatre on your own).
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About Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

Shoonya is a space for the process of self–discovery. A space to take time to observe and sense ourselves from a new and fresh perspective through community classes and workshops for various art and somatic practices, performances, film screenings, discussion forums and more. Tai Chi, Reiki to live music & storytelling.

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4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027

Phone Number

+919902479232, +918050516098

 

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4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Tue, 18 Jan
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Let's Read Plays
| WHAT Let's Read Plays with Deepika Arwind.

| WHEN Tuesday, 31sh January, 7pm.

| WHO Free Entry

We invite you to regular, open readings of English plays or translations from the last decade or so at the space approx. every two weeks. (Open to all - to listen, watch, discuss and take part!)

The 5th Edition sees us reading:

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Albee was "widely considered to be the foremost American playwright of his generation.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1962 play by Edward Albee. It examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship. The play is in three acts, normally taking a little less than three hours to perform, with two 10-minute intermissions. The title is a pun on the song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" from Walt Disney's Three Little Pigs (1933), substituting the name of the celebrated English author Virginia Woolf. Martha and George repeatedly sing this version of the song throughout the play.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? won both the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play and the 196263 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. It is frequently revived on the modern stage. The film adaptation was released in 1966, written by Ernest Lehman, directed by Mike Nichols, and starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George Segal and Sandy Dennis.

The readings are open to all to anyone interested in listening or *being part* of a reading of a new play, followed by discussion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who's_Afraid_of_Virginia_Woolf%3F

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Mon, 17 Jan
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No Rest in the Kingdom
| No Rest in the Kingdom is a devised theater work that deals with the daily hilariousness and annoyances of being a woman in this country, and almost anywhere. Cats crawl, urban men and women seem baffled with this gender thing and a general unsettlement around what we are implicit in presents itself. Everything else is chill scenes, bro.

Written, Directed and performed by Deepika Arwind.

| Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

A space to learn, explore, and experience - Shoonya is a non-profit platform for art and somatic practices located in the heart of Bangalore on Lalbagh Road. A light-filled space surrounded by beautiful palm trees, Shoonya is designed for people of different artistic disciplines and somatic practices to create, connect, and collaborate. Broaden your horizons, or escape them, through community classes, workshops, performances, film screenings, discussion forums, and more.

Email: info@shoonyaspace.com

Phone: +91 77608 32226

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Sun, 16 Jan
Coming 22nd Jan, join us at this exciting Abhinaya workshop with Srinivasa Prabhu & Radhika Prabhu at Shoonya.

Sunday - 22nd January, 2017

11:00am - 3:00pm

The Art of Expressing
'THE ART OF EXPRESSING'

A workshop on the essentials of Abhinaya.

An exploration of the various aspects of Abhinaya and its articulation through movements and theatrical gestures.

WORKHOP LEAD BY :

Theatre | Television Actor / Director - Srinivasa Prabhu

Dancer | Artist - Radhika Prabhu

OPEN FOR - Dancers and actors (Any level of proficiency)

Rs 800/- per participant

ON :

Janaury 22nd, Sunday

11:00 A.M - 3:00 P.M

LIMITED PLACES

To register, call - 9945395518

Email - radhikaprbh@gmail.com

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Sun, 16 Jan
Only today & tomorrow Blore! #CuttingEdge #virtualreality All thanks to the amazing @artanim_mocap & @swissnexindia

#vr #tech #workshop https://t.co/ktCCNIXQbS

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Bangalore, check out 'Inside Real Virtuality' today or tomorrow @shoonyaspace. Get tickets here- https://t.co/S33PSE1Vaj @artanim_mocap
Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Sat, 15 Jan
The line between both gets thinner, virtuality manifests in reality and reality manifests in virtuality. They are both our world's.

We are excited for the opening of our event "Inside real virtuality". Come join us on 16th and 17th of Jan, 2017!! Tickets available on Bookmyshow

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Sat, 15 Jan
Just some fun now!
Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Sat, 15 Jan
Getting ready for the next three days. Come join us for our first ever experiential #virtualreality event! With Artanim and @swissnexindia

Tickets Rs. 200, available on @bmsbookmyshow. Book your slot today

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Sat, 15 Jan
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Finding Character with The Tadpole Repertory & Hanchu-Yuei
| WHAT: A workshop on characterisation in theatre with Hanchu-Yuei and The Tadpole Repertory

| WHEN: 23 January 2017 | 10 am - 1 pm

| WHO: Open to all

| ABOUT

This workshop looks at possibilities in finding and developing character while devising in theatre. How does an actor build character in the absence of a detailed textual map? Writer-directors Suguru Yamamoto and Neel Chaudhuri share a part of the process used in their collaborative production This Will Only Take Several Minutes, using a sequence of exercises and improvisations that look at physicality, behaviour and relationships.

| TADPOLE REPERTORY

is a Delhi-based theatre collective of actors, writers, musicians and designers. The group is dedicated to presenting original writing and devised performances on subjects that are relevant and compelling to audiences today. Their approach to stagecraft seeks to rise above the limitations of independent theatre in the country, and to push its boundaries and conventions. Tadpole's productions include Taramandal (2010), winner of the Hindu MetroPlus Playwright Award in 2010; a critically acclaimed production of William Shakespeares The Winters Tale, A Brief History of the Pantomimes and NDLS, a variety sketch show about life in Delhi. The Repertory also conducts regular theatre workshops through its initiative, The Looking Glass Project.

| HANCHU-YUEI

a theatre collective based in Tokyo, founded in 2007, and tours nationally and internationally. Suguru Yamamoto writes and directs all productions for the theatre collective. His works focus on the boundary of reality and unreality, and the story travels between each side of the boundary and questions the locations of un/reality. Sugurus creation starts at the topics that he comes up with, such as life and death, family, sense and words, collective societyand aims further to access universal questions.

His works have received attention not only in Japan but in other Asian countries for his unique way of rendition integrating the projected letters, photos, movies, colours, lights and shadows with the performers on the stage, and for his strong scripts, which often makes the audience question their ethical viewpoint and boundaries. He was awarded the Best Original Script and the Best Play in Bangkok Theatre Festival 2014 for Girl X. His work, Umaretenaikara Mada Shinenai (I cant die without being born) was shortlisted for the Kishida Prize for Drama.

The constituent members of HANCHU-YUEI are nine Suguru Yamamoto (representative, playwright, stage director), Kazuki Oohashi, Fumi Kumakawa, Sachiro Nomoto, Mikie Tanaka, Kan Fukuhara (all the above actors), Kazuki Takakura (art director), Satoshi Kawaguchi (writer), and Momo Sakamoto (producer).

Supported by @[122974994436818:274:The Japan Foundation, New Delhi].

| FACILITATORS

Playwright, Director (@[324907634213364:274:Theater Collective Hanchu-Yuei]), born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1987, Suguru Yamamoto has attracted attention in Japan and Asia for his unique style of staging that combines projected text, photography, video, color, light, and shadow with performers, as well as his scripts that question our ethics. He has co-produced performances in Malaysia, Thailand, India, and Singapore, and his play Girl X won Best Play and Best Original Script awards at the Bangkok Theatre Festival in 2014. Another play, I cant die without being born, was shortlisted for the 59th Kishida Kunio Drama Award in 2015.

Neel Chaudhuri is a playwright and director based in New Delhi. He is a Founder and Artistic Director of @[235887446436275:274:The Tadpole Repertory], a collective of writers, actors, directors and designers. Neel studied history and film and worked in Berlin before returning to India to work in the theatre. He was the Artistic Director of The First City Theatre Foundation from 2006 to 2009 where he wrote and directed his first five plays. His work includes Taramandal, winner of the MetroPlus Playwright Award (2010), Still and Still Moving (2011) ,developed in collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre in London, and most recently, A Brief History of the Pantomimes. Neel is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater's Directors Lab in New York, and PLUTO, a coalition of international theatre directors. He is actively involved as a mentor to college theatre groups in Delhi and for the past five years has helped to run and programme Downstairs, a small performance studio in South Delhi.

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Monday, 23 January, 2016, 10am - 1pm

Open to All

Rs. 600

Register on Bookmyshow and Instamojo

Registration: https://www.instamojo.com/shoonya/building-character/

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They are peforming the weekend before:

"This Will Only Take Several Minutes"

at Rangashankara

20th Jan - 7:30pm

21st Jan - 3:30pm/ 7:30pm

Tickets: Rs. 200

Tickets available on Bookmyshow: https://in.bookmyshow.com/plays/this-will-only-take-several-minutes/ET00052088

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| Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

A space to learn, explore, and experience - Shoonya is a non-profit platform for art and somatic practices located in the heart of Bangalore on Lalbagh Road. A light-filled space surrounded by beautiful palm trees, Shoonya is designed for people of different artistic disciplines and somatic practices to create, connect, and collaborate. Broaden your horizons, or escape them, through community classes, workshops, performances, film screenings, discussion forums, and more.

Email: info@shoonyaspace.com

Phone: +91 77608 32226

Find us in the void

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShoonyaSpace/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shoonyaspace/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shoonyaspace

Instamojo: https://www.instamojo.com/shoonya/?ref=offer_products

Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/BK5GpJe1VmR2

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Sat, 15 Jan
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Celebrating Femininity
| WHAT | Maria Schneiders talks about her work for and with women

| WHEN | 7pm, Friday, 20th January

| WHO | Open to all | Women (& men) of all age groups and all backgrounds are invited to meet and participate.

| ABOUT

Maria Schneiders is a German artist, and creator of @[313573479043817:844:Shakti in Motion], a work exclusively designed for women.

"When I realised that I dont know much about my feminine side, I decided to go on a journey within. I discovered that I can be soft, kind, loving and caring, and wild, self-confident about my femininity and straight forward at the same time. I dove deeper into the female psyche, exploring the instincts, needs and means to live a happy and soulful life. A big inspiration during the intitial creation of the work was the book 'Women Who Run With The Wolves' by Clarissa Pinkola Ests. The authors idea of 'The Wild Woman' got stuck in my head, and whenever I mention this term to other women I see their eyes sparkling.

Shakti in Motion brings women together for it is long overdue that we gang up. With various movement methods, breathing & voice exercises and meditative/contemplative tasks, I aim to re-awaken the Wild Woman within, as well as self-love & acceptance and ones original creativity."

Maria has conducted Shakti in Motion workshops at various places in India. The fifth edition is coming up on 21st January and will be her last work in India. Besides the workshop which is focused on exploring the Self, she is also conducting the performance project @[244218599332079:844:Voices of the Wild (A Shakti in Motion Performance Project)]. The presentation of this project will be on Sunday, 5th, February 2017.

| DETAILS

Friday, 20th January 2017

7pm

Free Entry

Open to all, women of all ages are welcome. And interested men too for the talk!

| FACILITATOR

Maria Schneiders is a Bangalore-based artist from Germany. She started her dance education in her early childhood and has ten years experience in teaching dance techniques. Trained in classical ballet, contemporary dance and Urban dance styles, she finds her creative home in the framework of contemporary dance which gives her the opportunity to include somatic practices and body awareness. As a choreographer, performer, and teacher it is very important for her to connect art with daily life, continuously aiming for depth, meaning and substance. Shakti in Motion is a developing work and has occupied Maria since August 2016. Being on a spiritual journey herself, she is sharing her explorations on a heart-to-heart basis with the participants.

| Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

A space to learn, explore, and experience - Shoonya is a non-profit platform for art and somatic practices located in the heart of Bangalore on Lalbagh Road. A light-filled space surrounded by beautiful palm trees, Shoonya is designed for people of different artistic disciplines and somatic practices to create, connect, and collaborate. Broaden your horizons, or escape them, through community classes, workshops, performances, film screenings, discussion forums, and more.

Email: info@shoonyaspace.com

Phone: +91 77608 32226

Find us in the void

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShoonyaSpace/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shoonyaspace/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shoonyaspace

Instamojo: https://www.instamojo.com/shoonya/?ref=offer_products

Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/BK5GpJe1VmR2

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Thu, 13 Jan
This week at Shoonya! #virtualreality #workshops #movement #breath #shakespeare #shakti #theatre #dance - https://t.co/bHOLovnlzB
Good News on Friday the 13th from Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices
We are proud to supportThe Company Theatre's production of Shakespeare'sA Midsummer Night's Dream, in their inimitable style.A musical dance theatre comedy not to be missed, Bangalore!
Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Thu, 13 Jan
Work your breath, work with your breath!! Let the rhythm of your breath and the rhythm of your body fuse.

#workshop #movement #breath

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Coming soon! Christoph Leuenberger at Shoonya.

18th-19th Jan. Moved by Breath.

2-day workshop where body & breath come together... and create...

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Watch this clip of facilitator Chris Leuenberger in action!

https://youtu.be/dxF-5DxOxqQ

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Wed, 12 Jan
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The Knee - A Biomechanical Wonder
| WHAT A lecture-demonstration on the fascinating knee joint

| WHO Free event - open to all!

| WHEN Sun, 22 Jan, 4-5.30pm

| ABOUT

The knee joint is the largest joint in the human body. It has a complex structure that enables it to function in weight bearing and locomotion. It comes as no surprise then that the knee joint is one of the most commonly injured joints. Sportsmen and dancers are particularly vulnerable to these injuries. This lecture will describe the structure and function of the knee joint to understand the anatomical basis of common injuries.

Specific Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session the listener will be able to:

1) Appreciate the bony surfaces that form the knee joint.

2) Appreciate the factors that maintain the structural stability of the knee joint.

3) Describe the movements of the knee joint and the muscle groups causing them.

4) Discuss the common injuries of the knee joint that occur in dancers and the strategies to prevent them.

| FACILITATOR

Nachiket Shankar is a faculty member in the Department of Anatomy at St. Johns Medical College, with a keen interest in medical education and research methodology. He is an active member of the Department of Medical Education at St. Johns. He enjoys teaching, music and sports.

| DETAILS

Sunday, 22nd Jan, 2017

4:00pm- 5:30pm

Free entry

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

A space to learn, explore, and experience - Shoonya is a non-profit platform for art and somatic practices located in the heart of Bangalore on Lalbagh Road. A light-filled space surrounded by beautiful palm trees, Shoonya is designed for people of different artistic disciplines and somatic practices to create, connect, and collaborate. Broaden your horizons, or escape them, through community classes, workshops, performances, film screenings, discussion forums, and more.

Email: info@shoonyaspace.com

Phone: +91 77608 32226

Find us in the void

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShoonyaSpace/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shoonyaspace/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shoonyaspace

Instamojo: https://www.instamojo.com/shoonya/?ref=offer_products

Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/BK5GpJe1VmR2

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Wed, 12 Jan
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Fluid | Move Groove Train
| WHAT Regular classes in physical movement training

| WHEN Begins 31st January, Tuesday - Friday: 8.30am-10am

| WHO Primarily dancers, but definitely also theatre artists, professionals, teachers & movers of all kinds who want to learn, stay physical and be part of a community

The Fluid class series was started by @[347885575392352:274:The Kha Foundation] early in 2016, with the aim of making daily contemporary movement classes accessible to practicing dancers and teachers in Bangalore. In these open classes, physical training is emphasised, so that people in the dance scene can move together and work their bodies regularly. Teachers in the series rotate, so that students can take advantage of the amazing diversity of experience and techniques available.

In 2017, Fluid will have a slightly different structure, catering to professional dancers and beginners/dancers with less experience. Teachers will lead classes for a week at a time--classes during the week will be for professional/working/trained dancers and dance teachers, and on weekends, they will be open to all. While the focus will remain on contemporary dance, Flexible Fridays will be open to other forms, such as Ballet, Seraikella Chhau, Hip Hop, Kalarippayattu, Bharatanatyam and more.

Regular physical training is essential for performers and teachers, so that they can continue to build on kinaesthetic awareness, proprioception, and increase their flexibility and strength everyday. Practising everyday increases the scope of possibility in movement and thought. The open class culture that is prevalent in other countries is still growing in India, and the Fluid series is an excellent resource for professionals and aspiring dancers.

Come move with us, embrace your inner groove, and find a daily rhythm in your dance training!

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Class Details

Ongoing, from January 31

Tuesday - Friday: 8.30am-10am

Tuesdays - Thursdays: Contemporary dance classes for professional dancers and teachers

Flexible Fridays: Ballet, Seraikella Chhau, Hip Hop, Jazz, Kalari...its flexible.

Drop in: Rs. 200

Monthly: Rs. 2500 (for the whole month - thats 24 classes...AKA a steal!)

Week 1:

Modern Dance with Nathaniel Parchment (Tue - Thu, Sat - Sun)

Week 2:

Contemporary Dance with Ajeesh Balakrishnan (Tue - Thu, Sat - Sun)

Week 3:

Contemporary Dance with Kay Crook (Tue - Thu, Sat - Sun)

Week 4:

Improvisation with Abhilash Ningappa (Tue-Thu) and Contemporary Dance with Atalya Baumer (Sat/Sun)

February Flexible Fridays

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

A space to learn, explore, and experience - Shoonya is a non-profit platform for art and somatic practices located in the heart of Bangalore on Lalbagh Road. A light-filled space surrounded by beautiful palm trees, Shoonya is designed for people of different artistic disciplines and somatic practices to create, connect, and collaborate. Broaden your horizons, or escape them, through community classes, workshops, performances, film screenings, discussion forums, and more.

Email: info@shoonyaspace.com

Phone: +91 77608 32226

Find us in the void

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShoonyaSpace/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shoonyaspace/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shoonyaspace

Instamojo: https://www.instamojo.com/shoonya/?ref=offer_products

Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/BK5GpJe1VmR2

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Mon, 10 Jan
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1-on-1 Alexander Technique Package
You gave me my body back!

| WHAT: Five individual sessions within a week with a highly skilled Alexander Technique practitioner

| WHO: Anyone is welcome to participate!

| WHEN: February 11th - 19th

| ABOUT

Developed by F. Matthias Alexander in 1894 this Technique is essentially a self-help system that promotes better health by improving posture, coordination and breathing. The benefit of the work is most visible in regular individual sessions with a practitioner, which is why the 5-session package!

It is used by people from all backgrounds and all ages in the arts, in offices and businesses, at home and in all sporting activities. Doctors frequently recommend a course of lessons to their patients to assist with poor posture, whiplash injury, all kinds of back problems (including slipped discs) or with respiratory troubles. Many well known celebrities, performers, sportspersons and those in high stress environments take lessons to manage stress and improve their performance in whatever they do.

The Alexander Technique gives you a totally new experience of yourself - a harmonious integration of body and mind.

Unconscious tension is released, you feel lighter, gain more life energy, move with greater freedom and breathe more deeply. The self-help method teaches you greater consciousness of your posture, breathing, thinking and movement patterns. This has a therapeutic effect.

It is widely used by people to:

1. Help relieve pain

2. Improve performance and coordination in any activity

3. For prevention of injury and fatigue

4. Release unnecessary tension

5. Find a balanced, flowing, and powerful expression of self

6. To improve and enhance the practice of artists like actors, musicians, dancers, and performers

During the lessons, the teacher helps you recognise and identify your habit patterns which often are not so obvious. By teaching you how to employ the Technique in daily life activities like sitting, standing, walking, breathing, bending and so on, you are easily able to apply a better way of functioning in whatever you do. So the Technique is more than a therapy because you learn how to master your own way of using yourself. Specific activities like playing a musical instrument or singing are given particular ways of working that are suitable to overcome individual difficulties and improve performance. The Alexander Technique is taught as a fundamental process in all the major music colleges in England including the Royal Academy and the Royal College. It is also taught at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and to help business people with stress management at business colleges throughout the U.K. It is also used by sportspeople. Members of the British Olympic coxless 4s crew in the Athens Olympics 2004 who won the gold medal used the Alexander Technique in their preparation.

People who have prior experience with Batrices work or the Technique are welcome to register, to further their individual growth. The benefit of the work is most seen in regular series of individual sessions with a practitioner, which is why the 5-session package.

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February 11 - 19 (Saturday - Sunday)

Fee: Rs. 10,000 (for five sessions)

Registering Link: https://www.instamojo.com/offer/create

Email info@shoonyaspace.com or call +91 77608 32226 to book.

Sessions will be scheduled for participants within the week. There are fixed slots, and allotted timings will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

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| FACILITATOR

Beatrice Simmons (SBAT, MSTAT) (b. 1955) from Switzerland has been teaching the F.M. Alexander Technique and led shamanic healing sessions for over 25 years. Apart from training professionals, she also offers private lessons as well as courses in Alchemy of Fragrances and in Shaman Alchemy. She runs a private practice in Shamanic work in her Attara Atelier in Switzerland. She has worked with different Shamanic Teachers and Healers, who include the Teacher Training and Medicine for the Earth with Sandra Ingerman and she is an Initiated Pathfinder of the Wolven Path Tradition. She has extensive experience in group and individual Shamanic work. She is connected worldwide with Shaman communities and offers her work in different countries. She has conducted workshops in England, Canada, Turkey, Greece, Austria and India. Aromatherapy and the wisdom of nature inspires all her work. See more here: http://www.alexander-technik-schweiz.com/

| Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

A space to learn, explore, and experience - Shoonya is a non-profit platform for art and somatic practices located in the heart of Bangalore on Lalbagh Road. A light-filled space surrounded by beautiful palm trees, Shoonya is designed for people of different artistic disciplines and somatic practices to create, connect, and collaborate. Broaden your horizons, or escape them, through community classes, workshops, performances, film screenings, discussion forums, and more.

Email: info@shoonyaspace.com

Phone: +91 77608 32226

Find us in the void

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Mon, 10 Jan
Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices added an event.
The Alexander Technique: A Weekend Workshop
The experience put to shame all that I had heard of the technique. For it wasn't only about posture. It was a lot about how we value and 'see' ourselves. - a participant from the March 2016 workshop at Shoonya

| WHAT: An experiential introduction to the Alexander Technique, a somatic practice used to improve efficiency of movement, overall functioning and use of the body.

| WHO: Anyone is welcome to participate! (For Adults only)

| WHEN: February 11 - 12 (Saturday - Sunday), 10am-2.30pm

| ABOUT

Developed by F. Matthias Alexander in 1894 this Technique is essentially a re-educative self-help system that promotes better health by improving posture, coordination and breathing. It is used by people from all backgrounds and all ages both in the arts, in offices and businesses, at home and in all sporting activities. Doctors frequently recommend a course of lessons to their patients to assist with poor posture, whiplash injury, all kinds of back problems (including slipped discs) or with respiratory troubles. Many well known celebrities and performers take lessons to manage stress and improve their performance in whatever they do.

The Alexander Technique gives you a totally new experience of yourself - a harmonious integration of body and mind. Unconscious tension is released, you feel lighter, gain more life energy, move with greater freedom and breathe more deeply. The self-help method teaches you greater consciousness of your posture, breathing, thinking and movement patterns. This has a therapeutic effect. You will be in touch again with your kinesthetic sense, or as a client has described it:

You gave me my body back!

It is widely used by people to:

1. Help relieve pain

2. Improve performance and coordination in any activity

3. For prevention of injury and fatigue

4. Release unnecessary tension

5. Find a balanced, flowing, and powerful expression of self

6. To improve and enhance the practice of artists like actors, musicians, dancers, and performers

People who have prior experience with Batrices work or the Alexander Technique are welcome to participate, to further their individual journeys with the work. The nature of the work is not linear, and it is of great benefit to revisit the work for those wishing to continue and strengthen their practice.

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February 11 - 12 (Saturday - Sunday)

Group Work: 10am-2.30pm

Fee: Rs. 5000

Register here: https://www.instamojo.com/shoonya/alexander-weekend-workshop/

Beatrice has limited the course to an intimate 15 people so she can really give each student her attention over the weekend you have together. So reserve your spot in advance!

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| INDIVIDUAL SESSION PACKAGE

Following the weekend workshop, Beatrice will be offering individual 5-session packages in the Alexander Technique to 10 participants between February 11 - February 19. Please write to info@shoonyaspace.com to book yours!

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| FACILITATOR

Batrice Simmons-Heiz

(SBAT, MSTAT) (b. 1955) from Switzerland has been teaching the F.M. Alexander Technique and led shamanic healing sessions for over 25 years. Apart from training professionals, she also offers private lessons as well as courses in Alchemy of Fragrances and in Shaman Alchemy. She runs a private practice in Shamanic work in her Attara Atelier in Switzerland. She has worked with different Shamanic Teachers and Healers, who include the Teacher Training and Medicine for the Earth with Sandra Ingerman and she is an Initiated Pathfinder of the Wolven Path Tradition. She has extensive experience in group and individual Shamanic work. She is connected worldwide with Shaman communities and offers her work in different countries. She has conducted workshops in England, Canada, Turkey, Greece, Austria and India. Aromatherapy and the wisdom of nature inspires all her work. See more here: http://www.alexander-technik-schweiz.com/

| Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

A space to learn, explore, and experience - Shoonya is a non-profit platform for art and somatic practices located in the heart of Bangalore on Lalbagh Road. A light-filled space surrounded by beautiful palm trees, Shoonya is designed for people of different artistic disciplines and somatic practices to create, connect, and collaborate. Broaden your horizons, or escape them, through community classes, workshops, performances, film screenings, discussion forums, and more.

Email: info@shoonyaspace.com

Phone: +91 77608 32226

Find us in the void

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShoonyaSpace/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shoonyaspace/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shoonyaspace

Instamojo: https://www.instamojo.com/shoonya/?ref=offer_products

Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/BK5GpJe1VmR2

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Mon, 10 Jan
7th January, 2017
Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Sat, 08 Jan
What today was like.

Improv JAM.

#collaborate #interdisciplinary

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Sat, 08 Jan
Let's go back to the future. Where it all began.

Come join us in an experiential workshop based on the technology of Virtual Reality. A collaboration with Swissnex India and Artanim, being held at Shoonya.

16th + 17th January. #vrnow

There are limited number of seats, grab a ticket before it's too late!

Ticketing link: https://in.bookmyshow.com/bengaluru/events/inside-real-virtuality-substantial-research-by-artanim/ET00051727

BACK TO THE FUTURE

Virtual Reality, against common notion is not the most recent futuristic development. Developed over 70 years ago, like any other choice of entertainment and aspiration Virtual Reality had its probable birth in a philosophy followed by Antonin Artaud. A French Avant Garde play-writer, he didn't see a distinction between reality and illusion. Not unlike the multiplicity of history this notion further conceived various minds possibilities of virtuality in reality and reality in virtuality. An overwhelming possibility, the research in this field generated promises in enhancing human computer interaction.

Going back to the start of a product, the functional requirement for VR was what caused the production of the first head mounts for flight pilots. From here it has now branched into forms not much for the functionality as much as the possibilities. Fashion, Medicine, Construction, Heritage, Media, Scientific Exploration etc.

An Introduction to Virtual Reality: http://www.theverge.com/a/virtual-reality/oral_history

Inside Real Virtuality
Come join us for a Virtual Reality experience this January at Shoonya!

// WHAT

@[100005273138044:2048:Swissnex India] and @[148524545201876:274:Artanim] in collaboration with Shoonya present Inside Real Virtuality, a multi-user immersive platform combining a 3D environment which can be experienced through a VR headset with a real life stage setup.

// WHO

Open to all!

// WHEN

16th January (3:30pm- 7pm)

17th January (1:00pm- 6:00pm)

PLEASE NOTE: The individual experience itself is 10 minutes. The tickets are availaible online. Each half-hour slot has 6 available spots. Exact timings within your booked slot will be based on a first-come-first-served basis.

// FEE

Rs. 200 for each individual slot (includes snacks)

// Ground-breaking technology developed from extensive research undertaken in the last four years by Artanim. This is currently the only solution available offering a matrix-like degree of immersion over a large area, up to hundreds of square meters. Users are tracked by a motion capture system allowing them to see their own bodies and move physically in the virtual environment.

A once in a lifetime experience, Real Virtuality allows users to become immersed in a VR scene by walking, running, interacting with physical objects and meeting other people, unlike other static position VR systems. Because movements of users and their corresponding avatars exactly match in the 3D environment and are streamed to the users with very low latency, there is no discomfort or interface required. The bodies of the visitors work as the interface.

This project was shortlisted among the three finalists of the Immersive Realities (AR/VR) contest at SIGGRAPH Los Angeles 2015, awarding the best augmented/virtual reality experiences possible using todays technologies. It was showcased at the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Festival in 2016, going on to win the Laval Virtual 2016 Award in the category 3D Games and Entertainment.

The best in cinematic virtuality and immersive experiences awaits you in Bangalore, watch this space for further details.

// ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Sylvain Chagu

Co-founder and Technology Director / Artanim, is an engineer graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France) and specialised in image processing, computer graphics, 3D animation and motion capture technologies. His areas of expertise are the use of motion capture data for 3D animation and video games, VR applications, interactive human-computer interfaces, as well as 3D body scanning technologies.

Caecilia Charbonnier

President and Research Director / Artanim, obtained a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Computer Graphics at EPFL and a PhD degree in Computer Science at MIRALab - University of Geneva. She is currently President and Research Director at Artanim. Her work focuses on the interdisciplinary use of motion capture from 3D animation, VR applications, live performances to movement science, orthopaedics and sports medicine.

// Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

A space to learn, explore, and experience - Shoonya is a non-profit platform for art and somatic practices located in the heart of Bangalore on Lalbagh Road. A light-filled space surrounded by beautiful palm trees, Shoonya is designed for people of different artistic disciplines and somatic practices to create, connect, and collaborate. Broaden your horizons, or escape them, through community classes, workshops, performances, film screenings, discussion forums, and more.

Email: info@shoonyaspace.com

Phone: +91 77608 32226

Find us in the void

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShoonyaSpace/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shoonyaspace/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shoonyaspace

Instamojo: https://www.instamojo.com/shoonya/?ref=offer_products

Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/BK5GpJe1VmR2

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Sat, 08 Jan
Join us this evening

performers, dancers and live performance enthusiasts

at 6.30pm.

Some inspiring young artists will be showcasing their work

as part of FoCoCo III!

#theatre #dance #performance

Followed by an Improv Jam Night

where all the movers of the city are welcome

to take over the Shoonya floor!!

Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices Thu, 06 Jan
Come join us this weekend with Nathaniel Parchment! It is the last two days of his workshop in Somatics, Release and Modern and Contemporary Technique here at Shoonya. Don't miss it!!

Saturday 9:00am- 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sunday 9:00am-10:30am and 10:30am - 12:00pm

#contemporary #somatics #modern #dancers #Bangalore

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