An Introduction to Breath and Emotion

An Introduction to Breath and Emotion

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From: November 25, 2018, 06-00 PM
Till: November 25, 2018, 09-00 PM
Esplanade Rehearsal Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981
Phone: +65 6828 8339
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Adishakti has evolved into a purely physical craft for the stimulation of emotion and psychological expression.

As breathing is the physical expression of thought and emotion, it implies that a particular emotion has a particular pattern of breath. In koodiyattam, an ancient form of Sanskrit theatre from Kerala, there existed the knowledge of eight breath patterns that corresponded to specific emotions as mentioned in the Natya Shastra (Sanskrit text on performing arts). It is apparent that this codification emerged from a study of breathing behaviour in everyday life.

In this session, participants will learn about the eight patterns of breath corresponding to the eight emotions of koodiyattam, and explore varying degrees of emotions to communicate even the subtleties of heightened emotions. Participants will begin to discover the movement of the facial muscles, the eyes for different emotions and learn how to naturally shape the face with the breath.

The workshop is open to actors and those from other disciplines.


Sunday, 25 Nov 2018
Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Admission for ages 18 and above.

This event is part of the Kala Utsavam Indian Festival of Arts. Click here for all events.

How to get there

By Bus
Bus Stop No. 02061 (The Esplanade)
Buses stop outside Esplanade Mall entrance along Raffles Avenue. Bus service numbers 36, 56, 70M, 75, 77, 97, 97e, 106, 111, 133, 162M, 171, 195, 531, 700A, 857, 960, 961, 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N, NR1, NR2, NR5, NR6, NR7, NR8
Bus Stop No. 02111 (Esplanade Bridge)
Buses stop along Esplanade Drive. Bus service numbers 10, 57, 70, 128, 162, 196, 531, 652, 656, 660, 700, 850E, 868, 951E, 971E

City Hall MRT (North-South (red) or East-West (green) line)
Esplanade MRT (Circle Line)

By Taxi
The taxi stand is located at the entrance to Esplanade Mall along Raffles Avenue.

Location Map for An Introduction to Breath and Emotion

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Esplanade Drive, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore, Singapore

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