Dance Movement Therapy: A Workshop for Personal and Professional Effectiveness


Date: April 17, 2017 - April 18, 2017

Venue: Green Room, Convention Centre, Naoroji Campus, TISS Campus, Deonar Farm Road, Deonar, Mumbai 400088

The Centre for Lifelong Learning invites you to participate in an experiential and interactive workshop on Dance Movement Therapy: A Workshop for Personal & Professional Effectiveness from 17-18 April, 2017 between 10.00 a.m. and 5.30 pm at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar. NGO practitioners and people working in development field are encouraged to apply amongst others.

The Workshop will be conducted by Ms.Shalaka Sisodia who is an artist by profession.

Workshop Fee: Rs. 2,000/- (inclusive of all workshop material & hospitality-food)

Last Date for Registration: April 17, 2017

For Further Details and Registration Contact:

Ms. Veena Shinde / Mr. Ritesh Vaity
Centre for Lifelong Learning, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai 400088
Tel No.: 25525682

Dance Movement Therapy

Although dance has been a method of expression for centuries, it wasn’t until recently that it was characterized as a form of therapy.

Dance has been used by different cultures to heal the mind and body. It is one of the most traditional form of expressing, ventilating, community building, sharing and entertainment. In last few decades this form is being explored by different people for therapeutic use. In 1942, dance was first introduced to western medicine.

Dance therapy, or dance movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance for emotional, cognitive, social behavioral and physical conditions. Dance movement therapy strengthens the body and mind connection through body movements to improve both the mental and physical well- being of individuals. As a form of expressive therapy DMT is founded on the basis that movement and emotion are directly related. The ultimate purpose of DMT is to find a healthy balance and sense of wholeness.

DMT is practiced in places such as mental health rehabilitation centers, medical and educational settings, nursing homes, day care facilities, and other health promotion programs.

About Resource Person

Shalaka Sisodia is a Dance Movement Therapy Practitioner with Kolkata Sanved and Partner in Seeds of Awareness LLP. She is running holistic sexual health awareness programs with youth from varied socioeconomic strata and has facilitated more than 2000 youth in schools and NGOs for sexual health awareness and other life skills. Ms. Shalaka has also facilitated several groups with diverse needs through DMT. She is teacher in NGO-Akanksha for 2 years for a special program called learning to lead for children with high achievements living in slums and has volunteered with an NGO-Saathi for 7 years which worked with street youth. Shalaka has made features on social issues like child sexual abuse, Hijras etc. for B.B.C radio and assisted in a research on Hijras for a German documentary. She has imparted voice for advertisements, serials, radio shows, cds, talking books, animation, corporate films, stage programs etc. as a voice over artist and anchor for 4 years.


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