Early next year, our Co-Artistic Director, Kevin, returns to India to teach in the Jungle!
He joins a number of international and Indian teachers from various movement disciplines to teach at KalaKeli Movement Arts, an intensive training programme for dance and movement artists from around the globe.
Kev looks ahead and tells us why the intensive is so special and such a unique development opportunity for dance and movement artists.
Hey Kev. Tell us about your role at the intensive.
My role in the intensive is to be a teacher, facilitator and choreographer. I will be teaching contemporary technique, partner/contact work and leading a choreographic process. I’m also mentoring and coaching participants to support their development.
What makes the Goa intensive special?
There are so many things!
I will start with the location. Arambol is a sleepy fishing village in Goa. It has beautiful beaches, incredible landscapes and a culture of learning and exchange with many cultural events and activities to get involved in.
The studios are built inside a beautiful complex in the heart of the jungle with a swimming pool and great accommodation on site.
The complex has a vegetarian kitchen that serves delicious nutritious food to power your training, included as part of the price.
Another special thing about the intensive is the quality of teachers and facilitators. Each one has a global reach and years of experience working at the highest levels of their particular practice.
Working with these global artists you really push forward your practice to the next level and have the time and space for you to reflect and apply your new-found knowledge.
The last aspect that is really special is the participants on the intensive. There are artists from across the world, really giving you the ability to build your global network. It’s common for the intensive to be the beginning of future collaborations between the artists that attend.
What are you looking forward to most about it?
I’m looking forward to working with the participants. They are from all over the world and bring very different experiences and histories with them. I find this fascinating, and I learn as much from them as they hopefully will learn from me!
Why should dance artists invest in this opportunity and come along?
In order to grow you must feed yourself artistically and creatively, pushing yourself beyond what you thought was possible. I mean this in all senses – physically, emotionally, psychologically and dare I say it, spiritually.
By investing in you and your art, you will discover new things about yourself, the others you work with, what is important to you as person and what you wish to express and articulate in your art.
Renewing our skills, tools and ideas help us move towards a better understanding of our craft and what you wish to say through dance and movement.
Kalakeli Movement Arts takes place 9 Jan – 31 Mar and can be experienced as either a one, two or three month learning and development experience.
Deadline for applications is 15 November 2022.
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