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.

 

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.

Leah Raphael Curtis

Leah Raphael Curtis a choreographer, dancer and instructor from New York. Holding an Honors degree in Contemporary Dance from London Studio Centre, she attended the Certificate Program for Alvin Ailey and the scholarship Professional Program with Dance Theater of Harlem.

She came to India in 2007 to study Kuchipudi under Raja and Radha Reddy and in 2009 she began to study Kathak under Chetna Jalan. She has presented her choreography for the Parampara Festival Delhi, and Natriagendi Dance Festival in Trivandrum. In 2010, she choreographed Memory Space for the American Centre in Kolkata, and performed in the Khajaraho Dance Festival in 2012. She co-founded Delhi Dance Theater (DDT) in 2011 to unite her work in India and New York. Leah teaches workshops in ballet, contemporary dance, improvisation technique and contact improvisation in India and abroad.

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