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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+5.5)
Event Type: Weekly
About the program
Dhrupad is one of the oldest surviving musical traditions in the world, believed to have originated from the Sama Vedic traditions. Engaging with this musical form is a deeply meditative, yet dynamic and awakening experience. Characterized by a deep focus on fundamental elements of sound, it works on building holistic coordination between the body, breath and mind to create an effective apparatus for musical expression. It is typically seen as a deeply contemplative form of music that emphasizes the beauty of the shades of every musical note in themselves before creating tunes with these notes. In its long history from temples to princely courts to concert stages, Dhrupad survived at the margins of artistic, cultural discourse and patronage for many centuries. Through the efforts of Dhrupad stalwarts in training and performance and the ease of global outreach in the last half-century, Dhrupad is enjoying a growing, international revival today. This also owes to the fact that Dhrupad is a universal science of sound with limited cultural and language associations that offers no constraints for students and listeners from outside India as well. In its application in mindfulness and meditation through sound (naad-yog or the yoga of sound), Dhrupad speaks to modern day concerns and finds many learners even from outside artistic professions, from all across the world.
This program is a practical immersion into some of the frameworks of building sound perception as developed over the centuries by generations of Dhrupad scholars and maestros. Immersing into the practice of Dhrupad music is a wonderful way to practically immerse oneself into the Yog Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali as well, and it is interesting to see the wisdom and the principles of the Yog Sutras in direct application here. The workshop will explore this intersection by building a context for the Dhrupad practices covered, through relevant Sutras from the text.
After this program, the participants will be able to
The workshop will be suited for anyone who wishes to explore practices and philosophies of the Dhrupad system of classical music, and integrate it into their own sadhana of music and/ or yoga. It can especially be beneficial for
Prerequisite for Students
The workshop is open to participants of all backgrounds with a genuine interest in the subject matter. While prior training in music and/ or yoga can be useful, it is not a prerequisite for the workshop. The modules are structured and arranged in a way to engage the participants at different levels, based on their prior background and skill level.
For best results, the program will require a commitment of 3-4 hours of self practice each week throughout the duration of the program.
The workshop will commence on 15th February, 2022 and go on up to 24th May, 2022.
Duration of the program: 2 credit (30 hours) program
February: 15, 22
March: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
April: 05, 12, 19, 26
May: 03, 10, 17, 24
Delivery Platform: Online via Zoom
Medium of Instruction: English
Program Fee: Rs. 7500/- INR for Indians residents & $110 USD for International Students
*Early Bird Offer: Rs. 7,000/- INR & $100 USD for registrations up to 31st January, 2022*
Note: Payment links will be shared via email post registration