We are really excited to bring this International Spiritual Dance festival to Delhi, India. This 6 day event will feature some of the best dance teachers in the fields of spiritual dance plus individual workshops and special choreography classes in more classical and modern dance styles of with the option to bring these to our final evening Talent Show.

Evenings will include special dance performances and also the Nataraj Lounge with musicians playing live.

What’s more we will be bringing in the new year in style in this beautifully landscaped oasis with a special party and sacred cacao ceremony to set our intentions for 2018 and to really celebrate each other. The following day we will be offering Shamanic Sweat Lodge ceremonies to start a purification into the New Year. Jump into the culture and join us with the Lord of the Dance – Nataraj!

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DSC_1442 2Freeing your capacity for expression

All are welcome to a meditative journey where presence meets creativity. Together we will awake openness, receptivity and softness in the body in movement. Free our capacity of expression, meet ourselves and meet others in a state of Presence and Empathy.

We will explore Contact Improvisation through anatomical investigations and partnering exercises enhancing a state of released and effortless motion. How to access intuition and trust to enable non Verbal Communication and the capacity of Listening through Touch.

Entering in deep connection to our own structure and its intelligence, together being, sensing, creating and transforming in intuitive dance dialogues, traveling on a subtle line where receptivity and intention meet.
We will awake and integrate the Voice in our dances, tuning, harmonizing and awakening our Voice-Body Instrument. In a choral structure creating harmonies and melodies; touching stillness or movement, listening, connecting to the power of our resonating bodies and inner realities.

Presence Joy and Spontaneity will be our guides!

DSC_2304Finding intimacy with yourself and others through dance

Although the typical experience of one participating in a biodanza class is that of playfulness, connection, intimacy, dance and joy, the fully vastness of the theoretical model behind biodanza is unlikely (or necessary) to be grasped. The system is more one of experience and its effects are present regardless of the cognitive understanding of what is occurring.

However, it is fascinating to realize what is all taken into account within the system, from the neurological, physiological and psychological perspectives, to the mythological archetypes, studies of human movement and musical effects to art, transcendental states and social action.  Biodanza stimulates our genetic potential through various lines of development into its highest expression.

DSC_1906A dynamic movement practice of being in your body

5 Rhythms is a dynamic movement practice—a practice of being in your body—that ignites creativity, connection, and community.

While a seemingly simple process, the 5Rhythms practice facilitates deep and unending explorations, moving the dancer beyond self-imposed limitations and isolation into new depths of creativity and connection.

Each rhythm — Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness™ — is interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way, opening them to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative. It is, in essence, “exercise for the right brain.”

When we practice 5Rhythms, we learn to creatively express aggressiveness and vulnerability, emotions and anxieties, edges and ecstasies. It reconnects us to cycles of birth & death and hooks us into humanity and the spirit of all living things. Within the group context we create connection and community and hone our instincts and our intuitions. We are made up of all walks of life – every culture, religion, race, gender, age and sexual preference are welcome.

5Rhythms transcends dance. The movement is the medicine, the meditation and the metaphor. Together we peel back layers, lay masks down, and dance till we disappear.

Only to rediscover ourselves through it all.

DSC_0838Explore your unique inner dance and self-expression

Expressive Movement Therapy will explore our unique inner dance and self-expression. Through various movement-based techniques we will engage deeply with our self-identity, the craft of movement and hence enhance our personal integration. It is through this heightened sense of self, we will become empowered enough to reach out to others.

This creative-therapeutic-expressive movement process will suit a wide range of personalities and body types.

The workshop will use body preparation exercises, creative movement sequences to music, guided dialogues, dance studies and movement relaxation techniques, to strengthen the body-mind connection and the capacity for effective expression and communication. With their enhanced creativity, problem-solving skills, and renewed capacity for introspection and exploration, participants will emerge equipped for resonant and fruitful daily interactions, as well as the ability to use movement activities & games with other groups of children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

A purification ceremony to start off the year

Sweatlodges are ceremonies of purification and a way to connect humble ourselves from our everyday mind and more deeply to source. In doing so we are able to gain clarity about what really is important and to set our intentions from that place.

Forms of these ceremonies have been used by many different native cultures, in many countries and the symbolism, structures and procedures vary but always with an intention of seeking guidance and clarity. The ceremonies I facilitate borrow and connect different symbolism from various traditions but belong to no single tradition, rather they are used as tools to access states of consciousness that are available to all, and deeper than the cultural mind.

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Bollywood dance is about storytelling. The songs are from the movies and are there for a particular reason- for example, a celebration song, a seduction song, a love song, a song of sadness. So when you dance it out, you are dancing to the words and mood. Different song s are used at different occasions.. there are tons of wedding songs, which you will hear being played at every Indian wedding.

DSC_7152There will be 2 Belly Dance classes which will create a choreography piece for students to perform in the end of festival finale.

Learn this exquisite and beautiful art form from the Middle East. Bellydance is renowned as a sensual and empowering dance form. It is an amazing way of connecting to your sacred feminine and inner diva!
We will be working on a fun and funky group choreography to perform at the closing show!
 
All are welcome, no experience required.
 

DSC_8355We aim to bring 2018 in with a bang!

To do so we will have some a Sacred Ceremony and intention setting with Cacao,  Spectacular Performances, Superfood & Smoothies bar,  late night DJs and a special themed Temple.

In the Sacred Cacao Ceremony there is a chance to re-connect to your heart’s wisdom to set intentions of let go as the old year passes and also of bringing in new ways of being as we enter into 2018. In the warm space of cacao you are held and nurtured and will experience a heightened sense of connectedness to everyone else around you, others in your life who are not present and to the sacredness of all that surrounds you. One glass of this is provided as part of the festival with further glasses available at the bar. The drink used in our ceremony is made from 100% raw ceremonial grade cacao. It contains a  blend of spices and super foods and is suitable for vegans.

ireneIrene comes from a multidisciplinary artistic background of classical music (flute and voice), theatre and dance. Her artistic path Irene is an international multidisciplinary performing artist, educator and choreographer. Of Italian origins she is living since fifteen years in different countries in Europe, India and China. At present she is based in Beijing. She comes from an artistic background of dance, classical music (flute and voice) and theatre. Her artistic path develops under the influence of many different cultures and it is deeply intertwined with spiritual practices, philosophies and self-inquiry. Her dance practice is mainly inspired by Contact & Improvisation, release, B.M.C., singing, instant composition techniques, yoga and meditation.

In 2011 she created Being Motion, a platform for research, creation and diffusion of her artistic practice mainly focusing on Improvisation; there are converging all her experiences, visions, artistic and educational projects. She regularly offers trainings in dance universities, schools and cultural institutes in Europe and Asia and she performs and directs dance performances using mainly Instant Composition combining movement, live music and poetry. She choreographs dance pieces for theaters, site specific, galleries, fashion show and video projects. She is part of the Contact Improvisation Goa festival since 2009 and she is one of the coordinators of the Dance Exchange Program for Indian professional dancers.

jamesJames’s passion is to help call forth our human potential and our soul. His weave brings together 20 years experience in the spiritual field. He now travels around the planet working as a Tantra teacher working with  Meditation, Energy Work, Integral theory, Tantic Rituals and Taoist practices to create a spirituality that is rooted in the body. He is also a qualified Didactic Biodanza teacher which allows him not only to teach but to teach other teachers.  He is involved in organizing and teaching at Tantra and Biodanza Festivals in many different Continents.

Much of his work is rooted in Shamanism where he offers Sweatlodge rituals ceremonies, sacred plant ceremonies working with Cacao and more recently as a Vision Quest guide.

His evolutionary approach is to work on all lines, levels, states and parts of ourselves in bringing forth our fullest potential. He also works as an intimacy coach offering body based practices and private sessions. www.awakenaslove.com

nirajI am Mike Skilbeck, also known as Niraj, born in 1963 in London, but brought up in York from the age of four. I was introduced to Biodanza in the summer of 1997 and completed the International Biocentric Foundation training programme, Tutor Training and Didactic Tutor Training over the course of the following 8 years.

In 2008 I started the Dorset School of Biodanza, located at OshoLeela in Gillingham, Dorset, where I also had the pleasure to live for seven years from 2005-12. We are now in the third cycle of the teacher training. Graduates have gone on to seed Biodanza in Czech Republic and Thailand.

I teach regularly in England and all over the world. I am bringing Biodanza to the attention of the world of tantra and have been successful with this integration by offering vivencias at many events for this community in the UK and abroad.

Yians-pictureYiannis teaches movement as spiritual practice. He has been deeply humbled, broken open and woven back together again by the dance enough times to be able to hold space for others to do the same. He wholeheartedly believes in the power of movement as a way of reminding us of our true essence: that we are all creative, wild and free and have a huge capacity to love and be loved. Yiannis has been dancing 5Rhythms for 10 years and feels called to be in loving service of others on their movement path of self-discovery. Yiannis is a certified 5Rhythms teacher, founder of Raw&Wild health food company, holds a degree in creative arts therapies and has experience working in mental health and healthcare setting with both adults and children.

178724_3417407438892_903950611_oYuko Harada is an international dancer/ choreographer/artist/ instructor.

Yuko started her dance education in Japan. In 1998, she moved to England to study dance at the “Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance”. In 2000, she started her professional career in Germany, joining the” Stadttheater Bielefeld”, and in 2005, continued on to the “Staatstheater Darmstadt”. In September 2006, she moved to Israel to join the “Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC1)”. During her 6 years stay at KCDC, she became a principal dancer, a teacher in the International Dance Village in Kibbutz Ga’aton, as well as led KCDC workshops and auditions abroad. As a choreographer, she has traveled the world working with a variety of people with a wide range of skill sets and talent. Her choreography has been well received internationally. She was featured for Junge Choreographen at Theater Bielefeld Germany in 2005, Young Choreography {Nitzotzot} Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in 2007, 2010, 2012, and more. She was nominated and chosen to perform her own choreography “Manichimal” in the 10th Stuttgart Solo Tanztheater Festival Competition in 2006.

Currently,Yuko lives in India as the program adviser for the lyrical and modern dance Division of The Danceworx . She also serves as creative adviser for the Indian NGO Friends of Art.

photo-11Dancer, model and choreographer by profession, Vidisha Anand has been in the field of dance for 14 years. With her core specialisation in Jazz, Contemporary and Bollywood dance forms, she has devoted herself to the transmission of knowledge and her passion for free spirited movement, to the young dancers of tomorrow.

With 4 years teaching experience at Danceworx behind her, she now conducts independent courses in Jazz, Contemporary and Bollywood dance under her own brand ‘ALL THAT JAZZ ‘ And has organized 3 Annual production since 2012

12898380_10156800317470436_5085069729238868699_oPayal hails from a diverse cultural background where performing arts is given immense importance and hence has been passionate about dance since the age of 7. She holds a degree in B.E. and took dance classes all through her college life, but her passion for dance made her opt for a career shift only to make the world dance along with her. She is the most sought after MASTER TEACHER in all the dance festival across India and has taught over 500 students from all walks of life.

Some of her acheivements include winner -of the ORIENTAL BELLY DANCE FESTIVAL in Germany & Italy – 2013, 2014, 2015, participanting with co-star ‘Sihi- Kahi Chandru’ (regional film director, producer and actor) in the reality dance series ‘DANCING STAR’ in 2014. She organizes the BIGGEST BELLY DANCE FESTIVAL OF INDIA, named HIP-NOSIS Annually with International master teachers and performers for the last 6 years.  JUDGED the BELLY DANCER of THE WORLD COMPETITION in GERMANY, 2015  interviewed and featured inmutiple international magazines and her students are also celebrities like- ‘Mayuri Upadhyay’ (Indian classical and contemporary dancer) and ‘Sudha Rani’ (Kannada film actress)

manjuheadManju is a certified Creative Movement Therapist with an M.A in Psychology. She has been working with all age groups in context of understanding, listening and accepting their bodies. She is also training in applied drama and voice under Sara Matchett (from University of Capetown). Major part 0f her work revolves around sexuality, gender and intimacy.

One of the co-founders and former directors of Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI), she has been conducting experential workshops with schools, NGOs, Corporations, dancers and actors in India, Egypt and South East Asia. She also facilitates at international festivals across India. In addition she conducts trainer certification programs in all the various disciplines.

Ashwin Bharti became a disciple of Osho in 1977 and is an ambassador of Osho’s vision. From being a successful businessman, he became a philanthropist and started helping himself & others in their spiritual journey. Being a channel for Osho’s energy, Ashwin created Zorba the Buddha, one of the world’s largest open faith spiritual centre and cultural hub. Over the years, he has received transmissions from various masters in Sufism, Tantra, Zen, Shamanism, Pulsing, Osho therapies & meditations, bodywork, biodanza, contact improvisation, art and music. Today, Ashwin continues to live his vision of bringing people to meditation as well as celebration, and has been facilitating Osho meditations for more than a decade.

Dates : 29th Dec, 2017 – 3rd Jan, 2018

Contact : Kopal
Phone : +91 9250361909
Email : vibes@zorbathebuddha.org

Please note:

*** We are offering scholarships to artistes and students.

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