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Gurdjieff Movements with Tabasheer Zutshi
February 14 @ 6:00 pm - February 16 @ 9:00 pm
The workshop will involve a series of explorations into the Fourth Way ideas, Gurdjieff Movements and Music.
We think of our body as opaque, often dreaming of transforming it into something more subtle. But the subtlety is already there. Nothing is dense except the wall of inattention, of insensitivity and passivity which prevents us from seeing.
The Gurdjieff Movements constitute a language that our intellect cannot understand well but to which the body is sensitive. This language is mathematical, and according to exact measure. Every movement has its appointed place, duration and weight. From simple yet profound actions of the body, attention and mind a Gurdjieff dance is brought to life.
What takes place when I divide my attention between experiences inside my body and my companions in the dance…
The movements bring us back into our presence over and over, and further, to a possibility of stillness and silence.
|| Details ||
What: An introductory-level workshop to Gurdjieff Movements for all
When: Wed – Fri | 14 – 16 Feb
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
For: Open to all
Note: 50% discount available for students and professional artists | Send us your cv / student id scan to firstname.lastname@example.org, to avail)
For any queries, please feel free to call Tabasheer at 9820391883.
|| Facilitator ||
Tabasheer Zutshi began her journey with the ‘Work’ in 2001 in Delhi when circumstances brought her to visit a psychotherapist, Akash Dharmaraj. Akash had recently set up a Fourth Way school called ‘Akhaldans’. There, Tabasheer was introduced to Gurdjieff’s dances and movements for the first time. Over the next decade her practice deepened and she also participated in a number of public movement demonstrations. Parallel to her inquiry of the Fourth Way, she began learning Transactional Analysis as a means to complement her practice from a more psychological perspective.
As her study intensified she trained with other senior practitioners of the work from the J.G. Bennet Lineage. Bennet was a direct student of Gurdjieff and one of the few who carried his work forward after his death. Later, under the guidance of her teacher she was trained and nominated a teacher of the movements. Tabasheer now explores Gurdjieff’s teachings from the perspective of the 21st century, and its relevance today.
Born in Bombay in 1975, Tabasheer Zutshi graduated in Ancient Indian Culture from St. Xavier’s College, Bombay and later studied painting at The Delhi College of Art. Professionally she is a Production and Costume designer. She has worked on award-winning Independent films. Her work extends to theatre, site-specific installation and performance art. Her artist collaborations as costume designer and art director have been part of art and theatre festivals such as the YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE, Kunst Festival des arts (Brussels), National School of Drama theatre festival (New Delhi), and at the Baroda Palace. She has collaborated with experimental sound artists in site-specific installations.
She views environments as possessing a metaphysical quality that impacts the viewer’s perception of the narrative and characters. She experiments with the minutiae of everyday life and found objects to bring an emotional and sensorial response to her work. Currently she lives in Bangalore and is an almost full-time gardener.
|| Shoonya ||
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