Contemporary dance, martial arts and Ayurveda

Leaving the distractions of urban life behind, DISHA will provide a peaceful setting in which to learn about the cultural traditions and practices not only of Kalaripayattu, but also Ayurveda and Kathakali. A martial art form, a system of health and wellbeing, and a highly developed form of classical dance-theatre respectively, these three distinct practices can be seen to be interwoven in their foundations of discipline, balance and the interconnection between body and mind. Daily instruction by local masters of Kalaripayattu will be followed by an afternoon of intense physical training by internationally renowned practitioners of contemporary dance – Saju Hari and Kristina and Sade Alleyne (Akram Khan dance company).

Where: Cochin, Kerala, India

When: 14-27 January 2017

Deadline for applications: 20 November, 2016

To apply please send CV and motivation letter to

Costs for participants: €650

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