by Rakesh Sukesh
Intact is a training method generated through years of research, observation and adaptation to our current times, while also based on intrinsic human characteristics: breath, movement, emotion, thought, intention, environment. Its main goal lies on enhancing humanness in its most raw and genuine form. This method creates a safe and honest place that embraces and acknowledges our inner world, both weaknesses and strengths, to learn how to use them through reflection and striving for further development. It is an interconnected training system that utilises movement as a base to create, confront and play within crisis. It provides the time-space to get to know one’s personal form and how to use the body to broaden the range of movement vocabulary. As a holistic form, it is inspired by tools from specific lineages, such as breath, meditation and the inner mechanics of yogi principles, while also utilising the movement and philosophies from kalari payatt. This interwoven structure combines and rearranges these tools and ideas in a proposal for a new approach. In these classes, one can expect a dedication to raising awareness to individuality and inner workings, an awakening of the senses that leads to an ability to control and manage external triggers. In other words, taking charge of oneself.
What do you do in 3 weeks:
Week one: Implying basic tools of Intact-method
Week two: Embodying and Personalising. ( In second week, as part of the research participants will practice on speaking days)
Week three: Exploring and creating piece of art. (individual)
Rakesh was born in Kerela india, from a young age he has been exposed to yogic philosophy and practices from his family. He started his dance 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 joined Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, a contemporary dance company in Bangalore. As a part of the company, Rakesh performed at various national and international venues. During his time with the company, he was exposed to intensive training of the ancient Indian martial art form Kalarippayattu. After 10 years of yoga Asana practise, in 2014 Rakesh became a certified yoga teacher at Shivananda Vedanta centre India. In the past 13 years, Rakesh has been working on developing a contemporary movement method which he calls INTACT-METHOD, using Kalarippayattu and contemporary movement techniques, yoga Asana, pranayama, energy work and phycology.
He has been invited to teach INTACT-METHOD at various professional places such as Sidi Larbi company, Ultima Vez, Company Thor, Impuls Tanz, Deltebre Danza, Tanzfabrik, Maramio, B12–Berlin, Tictac Art Centre, Dancentrumjette Brussels, Bremen Theater, Tripspace London, DAR Russia , Summer intensive and K3 Hamburg, Drama school Helsinki and others. At this moment he is a part time teacher at the AP-University Antwerpen and is invited in several educational institutes as a guest faculty such as P.A.R.T.S, SEAD, Performact, CDSH-Hamburg, Concordia University and Circuit-est Montreal Canada, University of Talin, Helsinki and Costa Rica to name a few. Between 2016-17 Rakesh Sukesh worked as one of the jury members for professional training Tanz haus Zurich-Switzerland.
Rakesh Sukesh co-founded in 2020 and co-directs the Sanskar Global platform for performing arts. He also works as freelance performer/ choreographer, collaborating with various artists and organisations around the world. He currently lives in Brussels-Belgium dividing his time between Europe and Asia.
April 18th – May 6th
14:30 – 18:30
Price of workshop:
400 € special price
Registration fee of 150 € required (as part of the 400)