Compagnie Prana

Poetics of gesture – Workshop in Trivandrum by Brigitte Chataignier


This worshop was directed by dancer and choreographer Brigitte Chataignier in Trivandrum. This two-days session have been presented in the form of a collective experimental workshop where participants were led through several moments of guided movements, improvisations, and experience sharing. After a body-mind preparation inspired by oriental and contemporary techniques, including a Feldenkrais ATM class, we went through Mohini Attam structured movements, inscribing the dance in its softness, its energy and its fluidity. We approached facial expression (abhinaya) and hands gestures (mudra) to nourish a poetic and sensitive link, towards an individual and collective creative experimentation.The participants have been suggested to elaborate a first draft description of what they went through.