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Body Movement Workshops in Bangalore Indiranagar during April 2021: Capoeira, Aerial silks, Kalaripayattu & Arm Balance
FLUX offers One-day Body Movement Workshops in Capoeira Martial Art, Aerial silks Yoga, Kalaripayattu Training & Arm Balance Yoga Poses. All four of them are parts of body movement workshops schedule at FLUX for the month of April 2021.
Nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of Bangalore’s central locality of Indiranagar is FLUX School of Arts. Indiranagar is a thriving hub of restaurants, pubs, clubs, gyms and shops. It’s the kind of area one might choose to visit on any given day. More so on weekends, people visit it to experience the vitality of an afternoon or evening out in town!
At the same time, Indiranagar also harbors several parks and quiet neighborhoods. That is if a quiet evening walk with one’s lover or pet is what floats one’s boat. It is no wonder then, that Indiranagar represents the best of what this cosmopolitan city of Bangalore has to offer. The said offer is in terms of lifestyle and activities. This also adds up to a variety of experiences. These experiences cover recreational to the inspiring, from the satisfying to the exhilarating, and from the relaxing to the challenging.
Variety of Body Movement Offered at FLUX
FLUX School of Arts, lovingly referred to simply as FLUX, is an arts-space in this happening neighborhood of Bangalore. It promises an entire range of experiences from recreational to challenging within the context of learning and applying arts. In fact, it specifically addresses body movement, performance and visual arts.
FLUX began operations in late 2019. And it quickly made a mark for itself by attracting several people to its modern, comfortable and welcoming premises. It was founded by Sahiba Singh, a writer, change-maker and contemporary dancer extraordinaire. FLUX offers classes, courses and workshops in a wide range of movement forms. These include contemporary dance, Bollywood dance and Hip-hop freestyle as well as Aerial Yoga, Physical Theatre and Animal Flow.
X Sense Designed to Include All the Best Body Movement Arts
Sahiba Singh has 15 years of experience in dance and body movement arts. These include Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Bharatanatyam, and Kalaripayattu to name a few.
She has distilled her own rich experiences, learning and understanding of body movement into a brand new dance movement form.
This is what we know as X Sense – the flagship movement, intensive 4.5-month course offered at FLUX.
In addition to X Sense, FLUX also offers a one-of-its-kind fitness program ‘Natural Fitness’ which is a long term course in its premises.
The Natural Fitness program here includes body conditioning, strength training, recovery, animal flow, partner-work, Pilates, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga & more.
At FLUX, patrons are welcome to explore any of the classes and courses by trying them out for nominal fee. Apart from classes (walk-ins), courses (long-term) and workshops (short-term),
FLUX also presents a lot more! From time-to-time, it offers specially curated events related to wellness, true women empowerment and self-transformation.
It also creates and performs in-house physical theatre productions and experiential retreats.
Body Movement Schedule in the Last Month of March 2021
In March 2021, FLUX hosted its third in-house production of Jumbo Circus 2020 performed by the present X Sense batch. It was a raging hit show with more than 120 people witnessing the performance. Apart from this, FLUX also organized two spectacular workshops.
The first one was “The Enrealed Body – where presence meets purpose and body meets intuition”. It was co-hosted by renowned author, Jeff Brown and FLUX’s own Sahiba Singh!
The second one titled “Full Moon Retreat” was also successfully hosted at FLUX on 27th March 2021.
The April 2021 Schedule
In fact, FLUX School of Arts specializes in various different forms of body movement. Hence an exciting slate of movement-based workshops is on the offer in April 2021 as well.
Capoeira Martial Art Workshop Facilitated by Tushar Das
This sequence of workshops begins with a Capoeira Martial Art Workshop facilitated by Bangalore’s renowned Capoeira artist, Tushar Das.
Capoeira is a body movement-art-form. It is also dance to some, combat to others, game to yet others and self-defense to the rest. Its origins lie in northeastern region of Brazil where slaves from Africa established the core aesthetics of this art form. After a period of ban, Capoeira made a comeback to Brazilian life in the 20th century. It hasn’t looked back ever since, making its way around the world as a legitimate movement.
In its earliest forms, blades strapped to the ankles or toes of Capoeira exponents would swing vigorously. At times they swung within an inch, close to their opponents’ bodies! It was so as their limbs moved fluidly in various forms of mesmerizing aerial somersaults.
Much like several martial art forms, Capoeira places more emphasis on the oft-neglected aspects of body movement. In fact these oft-neglected aspects emphasize more on stamina, flexibility rapidity and deception. The said emphasis is opposite to the more modern combat arts place disproportionate importance on muscular strength. Also, like other martial art forms, Capoeira focuses on blocking instead of attacking as a philosophy. However, its graceful and acrobatic movements can combine to deal lethal blows when contact places and times their blows well
Tushar Das brings the experience of Capoeira to FLUX on Saturday, April 17, 2021, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
Aerial Silk Yoga Body Movement Workshop Facilitated by Gopal Dalami
On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Gopal Dalami, will conduct a workshop on Aerial Silks at FLUX.
“Aerial silks” come in various names and forms. One of the reasons for this is that an Aerial Silk show is a marvelous spectacle in body contortion. In fact it is a colorful show of ribbons flying elegantly through the air. In its core, Aerial Silk is a performance art in which the performers display acrobatics, hanging from a fabric made of silk.
The facilitator, Gopal Dalamihis has brought this graceful and demanding body movement art to FLUX as a workshop. Gopal has trained in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and aerial acrobatics from different national and international teachers. Born in Delhi, India, and of Nepalese origin, Gopal started his dance education at Voxpop Dancers India in 2010.
Since 2015, he has been a performer in various dance productions. These also include productions with Vikram Mohan, Mandeep Raikhy, Anish Popli, Nikolina Nikoleski, Diniz Sanchez and many other renowned choreographers.
He has toured both, within India and abroad. He has also been associated with Surya Performance Lab-dance and Theatre Company based in Auroville, Tamil Nadu.
In fact he has been with them since 2018 as a dancer, actor and assistant director.
Gopal’s workshop at FLUX on Sunday, April 18, 2021, promises to be a unique experience that cannot be missed. The timings are 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Kalaripayattu Training by India’s Foremost Practitioner Raam Kumar
The following weekend, the revered martial art form, Kalaripayattu, comes to FLUX. In fact it is a unique workshop that one of India’s foremost practitioners from Kerala, Raam Kumar is offering as an exclusive experience. He himself will conduct the workshop on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The timings are 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Kalaripayattu originated in Kerala around 3000 years ago. Hence we can call Kalaripayattu one of the oldest martial arts in the world.
As a martial art, Kalaripayattu has its own set of tools including weaponry, kicks, strikes and grappling among others. It also works well as a healing modality.
Arm Balance Yoga Poses Body Movement Workshop Facilitated by Ismail Zabi Ulla
The final workshop in April will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021. The timings are 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Offered by Ismail Zabi Ulla, this workshop is simply yet aptly named Arm Balance.
It will offer the participants an opportunity to learn techniques and skills required to build arm and upper body strength.
This built up strength will also enable them to balance their body on their arms.
Ismail is a movement artist with a vast experience in animal flow, arm balance and other strength-and-flexibility-oriented body movement practices.
How Will Participants Get Benefited?
Participants stand to gain a lot from being part of these workshops. In fact each of these workshops has been carefully curated to provide the participants with firsthand experience of body awareness. The said body awareness will comprise body alignment, flexibility, strength, grace and stamina. All of these body movement maneuvers will speak in their own language to their participants. The correct guidance provided by our facilitators as exemplary practitioners will leave no doubt in participants’ minds. In fact they will get enough physical evidence of the benefits of connecting and living fully through the body. It’s true as a wise person once said, “Our body is really all we have got!”
Are you enthused enough to make hay while the sun shines? Do not miss this rare opportunity to turn your body as intelligent as your mind is! Join all four of them, Capoeira Martial Art, Aerial silks Yoga, Kalaripayattu Training & Arm Balance Yoga Poses, together. And you will reap the benefits in their totality.
The cost of participation in each of these courses is Rs. 1,500. Enrolment into all four of these workshops can be made at a combined discounted rate of Rs. 5,000 only.
You can buy your tickets here:
- Capoeira: https://in.bookmyshow.com/
- Aerial Silk: https://in.bookmyshow.com/
- Kalaripayattu: https://in.bookmyshow.com/
- Arm Balance: https://in.bookmyshow.com/
Is capoeira a real martial art?
Yes, it’s a Brazilian martial art form. It comprises dance, music, song, acrobatics and self-defense. Actually it is a real martial art, first structured by slaves and hence disguised as an art form.
Is aerial silks a good workout?
Aerial silks is a highly specialized workout to focus on developing muscles ignored by conventional muscle strengthening workouts. Poses are to be held for around 30 seconds.
What is the mother of all martial arts?
Kalaripayattu has been bestowed the status of ‘the mother of all martial arts’. It miraculously escalates both physical and mental fitness as well as flexibility and agility.
What are arm balances good for?
Arm balances greatly strengthen the mental focus as well as the core and the shoulder muscles. They also increase the body flexibility. It results in improving confidence and courage.
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Incredible Body Movement Plans: Capoeira, Aerial silk & More
FLUX offers Body Movement Workshops in Capoeira Martial Art, Aerial Silks Yoga, Kalaripayattu Training & Arm Balance Yoga Poses in Bangalore.
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