To Sunday 03 November 2019 - 05:00pm
Join us to experience a weekend dedicated to Tibetan Culture
Traditional Tibetan Dance workshop with Tenzin Phagdon
Tenzin Pagdon is a Tibetan dancer and choreographer.
Born into a Tibetan family in South India, she is known as one of the most naturally gifted Tibetan dancers outside Tibet.
Since she moved to the United Kingdom in 2009 with her special dancing skills and passion for dancing, she's been working intensively to develop and transmit the art and knowledge of Tibetan dancing. She has been voluntarily teaching Tibetan children Tibetan dance in the UK for many years, and recently organising Tibetan dance workshops in London with ever increasing number of different students from all over the world.
She is wholeheartedly committed to preserve the unique culture of Tibetan performing art by passing her professionalism on to younger generation, and promote it by showcasing wherever and whenever it is possible for her to.
Khaita Joyful Dances
Introduction to Tibetan Art with Paola Minelli
Paola Minelli is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer. She has completed eight years of painting studies at the Liceo Artistico and the Academia di Belle Arte in Turin, Italy, and since 1990 has devoted herself to a deepening study of Buddhist art and thangkapainting. She started alongside the artists who painted the frescoes of the Merigar Gompa, chief among whom was Drugu Choegyal, the renowned Mahamudra master and eighth-generation artist in his reincarnation lineage, who, recognizing her nascent capacity, kindly offered her tuition, guidance, and encouragement. Between 1995 and 1996 Paola traveled to Nepal where she studied with the thangkapainter Gega Lama and in India with the thangkapainter Lama Shedrup Sondup. In the past she taught thangka courses at Shang Shung Institute and is also the designer/illustrator of many Shang Shung Publications.
Yantra Yoga, Tibetan Yoga of Movement with Alessandra Policretti
Alessandra Policreti met Chogyal Namkhai Norbu in 1980, she started practicing Yantra Yoga in the 80's and in 2010 in Merigar, Italy, she was authorized as first level Yantra Yoga instructor.
Since 2016 she is also an instructor of Harmonious Breathing and Kumar Kumari (Yoga for children).
Traditional Tibetan Cuisine Workshop with Tenzin Phagdon
10:30 - 12:30 Introduction to Traditional Tibetan dance with Tenzin Phagdon (free activity)
12:45 - 13:45 Introduction to Tibetan Art with Paola Minelli (free activity)
16:00 - 17:45 Traditional Tibetan Dance workshop with Tenzin Phagdon
18:00 - 20:00 Khaita introduction and practice
20:15 - 20:45 Introduction to Vajra Dance The dance that Benefit all beings (free activity)
21:15 Evening tibetan games: Introduction to pagchen in Cafeteria
10:00 - 12:00 Traditional Tibetan Dance Workshop with Tenzin Phagdon
16:00 - 17:45 Traditional Tibetan Dance Workshop with Tenzin Phagdon
18:00 - 20:00 Khaita practice
18:30 - 20:30 Introduction to Yantra Yoga with Alessandra Policretti
21:00 Tibetan games in Cafetería
11:00 -12:30 Traditional Tibetan Cuisine Workshop with Tenzin Phagdon
13:00 Lunch together in Cafeteria
(*)Traditional Tibetan Dance workshop: suggested donation 50 euro
(**)Traditional Tibetan Cuisine workshop: 15 euro (includes lunch)