Teachers

Your dance facilitators at the festival

Your Dance Facilitators

Irene Sposetti – Being Motion

Irene comes from a multidisciplinary artistic background of classical music (flute and voice), theatre and dance. Her artistic path Irene is an international multidisciplinary performing artist, educator and choreographer. Of Italian origins she is living since fifteen years in different countries in Europe, India and China. At present she is based in Beijing. She comes from an artistic background of dance, classical music (flute and voice) and theatre.

Her artistic path develops under the influence of many different cultures and it is deeply intertwined with spiritual practices, philosophies and self-inquiry. Her dance practice is mainly inspired by Contact & Improvisation, release, B.M.C., singing, instant composition techniques, yoga and meditation.

In 2011 she created Being Motion, a platform for research, creation and diffusion of her artistic practice mainly focusing on Improvisation; there are converging all her experiences, visions, artistic and educational projects. She regularly offers trainings in dance universities, schools and cultural institutes in Europe and Asia and she performs and directs dance performances using mainly Instant Composition combining movement, live music and poetry. She choreographs dance pieces for theaters, site specific, galleries, fashion show and video projects. She is part of the ContactImprovisation Goa festival since 2009 and she is one of the coordinators of the Dance Exchange Program for Indian professional dancers.

 

James Stevenson – Awaken as Love

James’s passion is to help call forth our human potential and our soul. His weave brings together 20 years experience in the spiritual field. He now travels around the planet working as a Tantra teacher working with  Meditation, Energy Work, Integral theory, Tantic Rituals and Taoist practices to create a spirituality that is rooted in the body. He is also a qualified Didactic Biodanza teacher which allows him not only to teach but to teach other teachers.  He is involved in organizing and teaching at Tantra and Biodanza Festivals in many different Continents.

Much of his work is rooted in Shamanism where he offers Sweatlodge rituals ceremonies, sacred plant ceremonies working with Cacao and more recently as a Vision Quest guide.

His evolutionary approach is to work on all lines, levels, states and parts of ourselves in bringing forth our fullest potential. He also works as an intimacy coach offering body based practices and private sessions. www.awakenaslove.com

Niraj Skilbeck

I am Mike Skilbeck, also known as Niraj, born in 1963 in London, but brought up in York from the age of four. I was introduced to Biodanza in the summer of 1997 and completed the International Biocentric Foundation training programme, Tutor Training and Didactic Tutor Training over the course of the following 8 years.

In 2008 I started the Dorset School of Biodanza, located at OshoLeela in Gillingham, Dorset, where I also had the pleasure to live for seven years from 2005-12. We are now in the third cycle of the teacher training. Graduates have gone on to seed Biodanza in Czech Republic and Thailand.

I teach regularly in England and all over the world. I am bringing Biodanza to the attention of the world of tantra and have been successful with this integration by offering vivencias at many events for this community in the UK and abroad.

Yiannis Thrasyvoulou

Yiannis teaches movement as spiritual practice. He has been deeply humbled, broken open and woven back together again by the dance enough times to be able to hold space for others to do the same. He wholeheartedly believes in the power of movement as a way of reminding us of our true essence: that we are all creative, wild and free and have a huge capacity to love and be loved. Yiannis has been dancing 5Rhythms for 10 years and feels called to be in loving service of others on their movement path of self-discovery. Yiannis is a certified 5Rhythms teacher, founder of Raw&Wild health food company, holds a degree in creative arts therapies and has experience working in mental health and healthcare setting with both adults and children.

Yuko Harada

Yuko Harada is an international dancer/ choreographer/artist/ instructor.

Yuko started her dance education in Japan. In 1998, she moved to England to study dance at the “Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance”. In 2000, she started her professional career in Germany, joining the” Stadttheater Bielefeld”, and in 2005, continued on to the “Staatstheater Darmstadt”. In September 2006, she moved to Israel to join the “Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC1)”. During her 6 years stay at KCDC, she became a principal dancer, a teacher in the International Dance Village in Kibbutz Ga’aton, as well as led KCDC workshops and auditions abroad. As a choreographer, she has traveled the world working with a variety of people with a wide range of skill sets and talent. Her choreography has been well received internationally. She was featured for Junge Choreographen at Theater Bielefeld Germany in 2005, Young Choreography {Nitzotzot} Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in 2007, 2010, 2012, and more. She was nominated and chosen to perform her own choreography “Manichimal” in the 10th Stuttgart Solo Tanztheater Festival Competition in 2006.

Currently,Yuko lives in India as the program adviser for the lyrical and modern dance Division of The Danceworx . She also serves as creative adviser for the Indian NGO Friends of Art.

Vidisha Anand

Dancer, model and choreographer by profession, Vidisha Anand has been in the field of dance for 14 years. With her core specialisation in Jazz, Contemporary and Bollywood dance forms, she has devoted herself to the transmission of knowledge and her passion for free spirited movement, to the young dancers of tomorrow.

With 4 years teaching experience at Danceworx behind her, she now conducts independent courses in Jazz, Contemporary and Bollywood dance under her own brand ‘ALL THAT JAZZ ‘ And has organized 3 Annual production since 2012

Payal gupta

Payal hails from a diverse cultural background where performing arts is given immense importance and hence has been passionate about dance since the age of 7. She holds a degree in B.E. and took dance classes all through her college life, but her passion for dance made her opt for a career shift only to make the world dance along with her. She is the most sought after MASTER TEACHER in all the dance festival across India and has taught over 500 students from all walks of life.

Some of her acheivements include winner -of the ORIENTAL BELLY DANCE FESTIVAL in Germany & Italy – 2013, 2014, 2015, participanting with co-star ‘Sihi- Kahi Chandru’ (regional film director, producer and actor) in the reality dance series ‘DANCING STAR’ in 2014. She organizes the BIGGEST BELLY DANCE FESTIVAL OF INDIA, named HIP-NOSIS Annually with International master teachers and performers for the last 6 years.  JUDGED the BELLY DANCER of THE WORLD COMPETITION in GERMANY, 2015  interviewed and featured inmutiple international magazines and her students are also celebrities like- ‘Mayuri Upadhyay’ (Indian classical and contemporary dancer) and ‘Sudha Rani’ (Kannada film actress)

Ashwin Bharti

Ashwin Bharti became a disciple of Osho in 1977 and is an ambassador of Osho’s vision. From being a successful businessman, he became a philanthropist and started helping himself & others in their spiritual journey. Being a channel for Osho’s energy, Ashwin created Zorba the Buddha, one of the world’s largest open faith spiritual centre and cultural hub.

Over the years, he has received transmissions from various teachers in Sufism, Tantra, Zen, Shamanism, Pulsing, Osho therapies & meditations, bodywork, biodanza, contact improvisation, art and music. Today, Ashwin continues to live his vision of bringing people to meditation as well as celebration, and has been facilitating Osho meditations for more than a decade

Maggie Meera

Maggie Meera is a dancer, a dance movement and expressive therapist. She is energetic healer , spirit teacher and yogateacher.For her life she was looking, what was making her happy.So she never stoppt studying the body of the human beings,the context of
a healthy, happy body, the thougts and the emotions.During her kundalini yoga teacher training she was diving deeper and
made this experience of being a soul of just light and love.

So she developed her own programm, calles souljourney, including dance, movement, awareness and yoga. Her only wish is to bring the students in that space of love. She offers yoga and soul dance and if you want, individual sessions of energetic healings, dance therapy or souljourney.

 

Manju Verma

Manju is a certified Creative Movement Therapist with an M.A in Psychology. She has been working with all age groups in context of understanding, listening and accepting their bodies. She is also training in applied drama and voice under Sara Matchett (from University of Capetown). Major part 0f her work revolves around sexuality, gender and intimacy.

One of the cofounders and former directors of Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI), she has been conducting experential workshops with schools, NGOs, Corporations, dancers and actors in India, Egypt and South East Asia. She also facilitates at international festivals across India. In addition she conducts trainer certification programs in all the various disciplines.