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About the Facilitator: Shruti Maria Datar is a Mumbai based Indian performer, teacher and  choreographer. She has completed her Professional Training in Contemporary Dance from Danscentrumjette, Belgium and holds a Diploma in Movement Arts from ‘Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts’, Bangalore. She trained for 10 years as a Bharatanatyam dancer and since  2014 has been a freelance dance artist.

About the Co-Facilitator: Melitta D’Souza is a contemporary movement artist as well as a Musical and Physical theatre practitioner with 10 years of performing, teaching, and choreographing  experience. Her practice involves exploring the body’s natural instincts in  response to nature, humans, animals, and space around and how the use of  breath affects these relationships.

About the Workshop: The focus of the workshop is a physical exploration of ‘touch’ within and outside  of the body. The simple act of coming in contact with someone can convey  several things namely healing, intrusion, sympathy or violence. We spend most  of our lives moving to initiate or avoid touch.   During the course of the workshop the facilitators will use Touch as a tool to unlock new  feelings or revive old memories. How can Touch be a means to communicate,  develop new relationships or establish a hierarchy?  Through various exercises and prompts they will  explore the movement, physical  experience and socio-political ideas of “embodied touch”. The workshop is a part of the facilitators fellowship Research project awarded  by KCC.

Date: 16th August, 2023, Wednesday | Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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