Rasā––Flavors of Life
An invitation to explore the essence of emotions through creative movement and spontaneous writing. Rasā is a Sanskrit word that translates to juice, taste, or essence. Rasā in the traditional Indian dance and drama forms denotes the aesthetic flavor that evokes a feeling or an emotion in the audience. These diverse emotions are what we experience in our daily lives. The impact they have shapes our personality and makes us who we are. In this four-part series, you will traverse four powerful emotions – Love (Shringāra), Fear, (Bhayānaka), Peace (Shāntha), and Compassion (Karunā) – through movement and writing. Tune into yourself, indulge in a treat for your senses, and embark on a journey towards self- exploration and self-awareness through new avenues.
About the Instructors:
Writing comes to Charlotte Lit Volunteer Surabhi Kaushik as easily as breathing and she finds utmost comfort and joy in the power of her words. She is a prolific storyteller who captures the readers’ attention from beginning till end. After moving to the United States in 2015, she has been volunteering with writing groups at public libraries in Charlotte. When she is not writing, she enjoys conducting writing workshops. Her blog, surabhiwritersmind.blogspot.com, has links to her work published in several websites in India and the United States.
Jyotsna Srikant is a passionate Bharatanatyam dancer, a book lover, and an artist at heart. She believes that dance and the expressive arts have the power to move mountains and can be used to create empowering processes for people of all age-groups. She has facilitated workshops at various locations across India, focusing on exploration, expression, self-awareness, and self-discovery. She also holds an MA in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
4 Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28; 9:30–11 am