Crafting Poetic Ambiance. Valeska Gert Visiting Professor Navtej Johar
Navtej Johar is a dancer-choreographer, scholar, yoga exponent, and a social activist. His work draws on plural vocabularies such as bharatanatyam, physical theatre, and somatics. The course will provide a working understanding of the Indian theory of bhava-rasa aesthetics and will focus on how a poetic ambiance may first be mentally constructed, calibrated and carefully designed, and then physically inhabited, experienced and expressed: If bhava is like a flower then rasa is its fragrance. In cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).