Tantrotsav is the annual festival of Tantra celebrated for 9 days leading to Mahashivaratri, with Kalarigram holding space for the words, wisdom, worship and ritual. Artists, researchers,teachers, practitioners, seekers across various disciplines come together in this exchange, expression and meditation.
In the sixth edition of Tantrotsav, Feb 5th to 13th 2018, this commuinty organised festival, sets an intention to delve deeper into the philosophy and various practices of Tantra, Natyashastra, Kalaripayattu, Ayurveda and Yoga.
To blur boundaries and labels of separations.
To explore new meanings, new possibilities, alternative depictions.
*Satsangs (Discussions) : will traverse through on Sri Chakra and Sri Vidya practises, Bhakti poetry, Saint Kabir on the body and the Formless, Contemporary issues on space and gender – Women, spine and strength, Physics and Consciousness studies, Goddess worship and tantric practices.
*Natyashastra Workshop : will include explorations through Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Mizhaav Melam, Baul Music, Tantra Yoga, Chau and Theatre
* Performances : will include various streams of theatre, music, percussion, poetry, and experimental works.
||The festival’s artists-in-residence will naturally be part of an enquiry into Kalaripayattu and its application in traditional and contemporary performance. (please connect to know more about this.)||
Tantrotsav 2018, with the theme ‘forms of the formless’, is a celebration of the life infusing elements, the panchabhutas, as they grace their path from spirit to matter and back. A celebration of the elements as they move from forms into the formless – the dance of Shiva and Shakti, a sharing of the Sri Vidya tradition; a celebration of transformation.
** Natyashastra Workshop Schedule from Feb 5th to Feb 11th
5:30 am – 6:00 am : Maha Ganapathy Havanam
6:00 am – 7:30 am : Pralaya Yoga with Laurence Morlon
7:30 am – 9:00 am : Kalaripayattu with Nikhil Varagiri
10:00 am – 01:00 pm : Kathakali with Balakrishnan Sadanam
3:00 pm – 04:00 pm : Mizhaav Class with Suresh Kaliyath
4:00 pm – 05:30 pm : Mohiniyattam
*Feb 10, 11th and 12th : Chau Class
*Feb 12th : Theatre Workshop with Paul Mathew
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———-6 pm onwards open to all | free entry ———
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm : Satsang / Lecture
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm : Baul Music / Nada Yoga
8:00 pm onwards : Performances
Feb 13th – MAHASHIVARATHRI CELEBRATIONS
8:00 am : Sri Chakra Navavarna Pooja
10:30 am : Satsang
6 pm onwards : Performances -Chendamelam, Thiruvathira, Kalaripayattu, GoshaYatra, Theyyam, Gurusi Tarpanam
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