Course details: Kalaripayattu is known for its long-standing history within Indian martial arts. It is believed to be the oldest surviving martial art in India. The Kalaripayattu workshop will be the basic demonstration class explaining about Kalaripayattu art form and will introduce basic kalaripayattu movements, animal stances, Kalari breathing pattern techniques and stretching movements.
- Use this practice to move through life with confidence, strength, and grace.
- Develop body memory and coordination, as well as enable controlled and focused flow of energy.
Arpit Singh, a theatre practitioner and Kalaripayattu artist has been researching and performing from last 10 years. His training includes traditional Indian folk forms like Chhau, Gotipua, Baul, Fire Dance and Mime, Clowning, Physical Improvisation, Rhythm and Movement-based work.
Currently, he is working on his own research for body training called ‘The Art of Movement’- a physical approach to character’. Most recently, he performed in Shapeshift Collective’s Moonfool and Agent Provocateur, a dance-theatre piece. He is also a Kalaripayattu teacher in Mumbai, having trained at VMA, Thrissur and MMCS, Trivandrum, both in Kerala.
His class will feature combat and defense skills along with choreographic routines and breathing techniques.