by Rakesh Sukesh
PAYATT INTRANSIT is a contemporary movement technique that combines movement principles from the ancient Indian martial art form of Kalaripayattu with yogic practices and energy work to stimulate the source of energy in our body. It trains the practitioners in a safe, organic and yet rigorous way to become more confident, relaxed, flexible and powerful, training us to be quick in our reflexes, while simultaneously guiding us to cultivate a constant inner calm. The class challenges our physical and mental limits, training the physicality to be quick, energetic, while mentally we remain calm, and relaxed, undisturbed by the agitation of physicality. We learn to isolate the strong physical aspect of this class from the constant calm within, enabling us to gain complete control over the movement rather that the movement controlling us and enhancing our ability to adapt to unexpected situations and make innovative yet efficient choices, we combine our physical energy and with the energy around us.
The workshop SOLO INITIATION takes an intense journey into one’s inner world. We tap into different levels of existence. Often we give priority to the intellectual part of our brain which leads us into an informed society; we take information from books, films, and performances or through a conversations with others. What we transmit often recycled information which has been gathered by our five senses. What are the levels of existence? How much are we aware of it, Modern science and mystical science clearly states that we are all made of a universal intelligence. If there is such intelligence inside of us then what are our intentions? What does our work of art serves for? Is it possible to go deep into ourselves and try to understand this intelligence and develop ways to be creative with it? Through series of physical research, games and analyses, this workshop offers methods for the participants to have an experiential process.
Rakesh Sukesh started his career as a Bollywood dancer with a dance company in Kerala/India. During this period he worked in several films as a dancer and assistant choreographer. In 2003 He started his contemporary dancing at Attakalari Bangalore-India. Since 2009 Rakesh has been working on developing a contemporary movement method called Payatt INtransit – using Kalarippayattu and contemporary movement techniques, yoga and energy work. He has been invited to teach Payatt INtransit at various festivals and for companies such as Sidi Larbi’s company, Ultima Vez, ImpulsTanz Vienna, Deltebre Danza Spain and several other companies and festivals countries around the globe. He also works as freelance performer/ choreographer, collaborating with various artists from different genre. In 2014 He has become certified yoga teacher from Shivananda school of yoga. He currently lives and works by dividing his time between Europe and Asia.
Times: 11.00 – 17.00
Registration fee of 80 euro required (as part of the 250)
Solo Improvisation by Rakesh Sukesh
Duration: 20 to 60 minutes