Gurdjieff Intensive Workshop

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  • Start Date: Aug. 10, 2018, 4 p.m.
  • End Date: Aug. 12, 2018, 2 p.m.
  • Venue: Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices
3,800
Description

Owing to movement, kinesis and kinesthesia, a person achieves a special quality of self in the world.
A special quality of ‘Presence’.

To be is to sense, to feel; in that sensing and feeling, to know, to be aware. All sensing is movement.
Movement never lies. In touch there is unmediated knowledge, an ‘encounter’ with the world.
When there is ‘presence’, one is ‘in touch’

An invitation to intensely and intimately explore concepts such as these over 3 days through movements, ideas and concepts gleaned from Gurdjieff’s The Fourth Way, his movements and music.

Details II

What: Gurdjieff Intensive Workshop
When: Aug10 - 4pm to 8pm
Aug11 - 2pm to 6pm
Aug12 - 10am to 2pm
Price: Sign up before the 4th - Rs.3300
After the 4th - Rs.3800

Note: Professional Artist and Students: 50%, limited to 4. They will have to write to us to claim.

About the Facilitator II

Tabasheer Zutshi began her journey with “The Fourth way”, in 2001 when she met Akash Dharamraj, in New Delhi. Akash had recently set up a Fourth way school called ‘Akhaldans’. Here Tabasheer was introduced to Gurdjieff’s dances and movements. Over the next decade her practice deepened and she also participated in a number of public Movement Demonstrations. Parallel to her inquiry of the Fourth Way, she began learning Transactional Analysis as a means to compliment her practice from a psychological perspective. As her study intensified she trained with other senior practitioners of the work from the J.G. Bennett Lineage. Bennett was a direct student of Gurdjieff and one of the few who carried his work forward after his death.

Later, under the guidance of her teacher Akash, Tabasheer was trained as a teacher of the movements. Tabasheer now explores Gurdjieff’s teachings from the perspective of the 21st century and its relevance today. Her Fourth Way study has been fervently guided by the teachings of P.D. Ouspensky, Mme De Salzmann, J. G. Bennett, Maurice Nicoll. Her ongoing research is influenced by the contemporary work and writings of Anthony Blake, Wim Van Dulleman, James Tomarelli and Avrom Altman.

Born in Bombay in 1975, Tabasheer Zutshi graduated in Ancient Indian Culture from St. Xavier’s College, Bombay and later studied painting at The Delhi College of Art. Professionally she is a Production and Costume designer. Her work extends to theatre, site-specific installation and performance and sound art. Her artist collaborations as Costume Designer and Art Director have been part of art and theatre festivals.
She views environments as possessing a metaphysical quality that impacts the viewer’s perception of the narrative and characters. She experiments with the minutiae of everyday life and found objects to bring an emotional and sensorial response to her work.

Currently she lives in Bangalore, teaches the Gurdjieff Movements and ideas, practices yoga and is an almost full time gardener.