Dance has been integral to human life since prehistoric times. As babies, we use movements to explore the environment and ourselves. It is only as we grow older that we become conscious of our bodies and our movements become task-oriented. Dance therapy, recognized as a distinct therapeutic discipline since the 1940s, attempts to unlock our bodies' capacity to communicate through the use of creative movements. By getting people to move freely and allowing them to develop their own body language, it aims to reveal hidden emotions and begins the process of self-expression.
My Body, My Wisdom is an easy-to-use guide to this exciting form of therapy. Taking the reader through the history, philosophy and practical aspects of dance or movement therapy, it attempts to demystify the discipline and make it accessible to the lay reader as well as the practitioner.
About the Author:
Tripura Kashyap is a dance teacher, therapist and choreographer based in Hyderabad. Apart from holding a degree in classical dance from Kalakshetra, Chennai, she has also trained in martial arts and yoga. She has studied dance movement therapy at the Hancock Center for Movement Arts and Therapies in the USA and holds an MA degree in psychology. She has received fellowships from Ashoka Innovators for the Public and the Ministry of Culture (Government of India), for her innovative work in dance therapy.
She founded the Apoorva Dance Theatre in Bangalore and travels widely in India and abroad performing as well as conducting workshops and training programmes on dance therapy, dance-in-education and contemporary dance.
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