Dance Connections

The unique role of dance in Asian Indian culture, as well as its universal relevance as a resource for transformation will be explored.

Through dance, video and discussion, we will examine the potential of dance to promote individual and cultural identity, bridging connections between diverse groups of people.

Through practice of Asian Indian dance movements and looking for therapy goals, the workshop will provide connection to the roots of the healing practices. Focus will be on the importance of learning other cultures’ dance and healing dance forms in order to find contemporary therapy principles. The workshop will provide a perspective on dance evolvement throughout time and practice, heighten awareness of body/self, self to community, self to earth and examine the origins of the communal shared effort and synchrony processes we are using in dance therapy today.

Session: 90 minutes classes, once a week for 6 weeks
Instructors: Rita Mustaphi / Mukta Sathe