Tantrotsava 2021 presents Natyashastra Workshop with Sooraj Nambiar and Navtej Singh Johar


Connections: Hands, Eyes & Characterisation with Sooraj Nambiar

When: 10:30am – 1:30pm, 1 – 5 March 2021

Sooraj Nambiar is a Kutiyattam practitioner, disciple of the legendary Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar. He is a well-known performer and trainer.
We deeply explore the connection between netra (eyes), hasta (hands and gestures ), and pakarnattam (characterisation) through the research frame set by Kutiyattam and the accompaniment live percussion of Mizhavu.


Abhinaya through Abhyas Somatics with Navtej Singh Johar

When: 10:30am – 1:30pm, 5 – 10 March 2021

Abhyas Somatics is a guided practice into spaciousness.

It ushers us to sensitively watch and listen to the body in stillness and in motion.

This watching and listening can be anatomical, as we are guided to meticulously observe the sensations that accompany our movements.

The simultaneity of moving and watching the movement can be deeply absorbing; engaging both our psychology and emotionality, allowing for the experience of various rasas in the responsive body.

Abhyas Somatics invites us to feel and enjoy the poetry, courage, sensitivity and power inherent in our bodies.

This workshop will be particularly geared to the aspect of abhinaya in both dance and theatre.

Contribution: Rs. 6000/-

Where: Udayan, Edayanchavady Road, Auroville Post, Tamil Nadu – 605101.

Registration link: http://kalarigram.org/tantrotsav-2021/

Co-ordinator’s number: Arundhati 9500065526