An Introduction to Devotional Indian Dance with Maryam Shakiba
Devotional dance has been part of the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years, forming an integral part of many temple rituals. Today, devotional dances have been adapted for the modern stage, while holding firm to the principles that lead practitioners to the ultimate goal of liberation.
In this workshop the philosophy of Indian devotional dance will be explored, and forms and practices within odissi devotional dance will be experienced. We will feel how devotional dance can generate transformation within us, and learn tools and practices that we can incorporate into our own lives.