EXPERIENCE - Locals DISTRICT

Capoeira

A Brazilian martial art invented by slaves 500 years ago to liberate them from slavery. What began as a ritual gathering evolved into a secret martial art. Yes, Capoeira is a form of martial arts and owes its origin to both Africa and Brazil. It was created by African slaves in Brazil around 1500 AD. Today one of the fastest growing martial art in the world Capoeira is a cultural expression through music and movement. For children and adults it is a unique and effective non-aggressive, non-violent form of martial art helping the individual develop self-discipline, confidence & life.It is a hybrid of martial art and dance that offers immense benefits for the body. It helps in toning and strengthening quadriceps, buttocks and hamstrings while performing the routines as a dance. Capoeira includes lot of cartwheels, spinning and kicking, all being performed as a dance sequence.

Fire Performance

Yacobeh, Sarenaberi & Tanya

flow are fire flow artists. Yacobeh is primarily a poi spinner, and SarenaBeri a fire fan dancer. Self taught practitioners, between the two of them they perform with various props such as the Leviwand, Palm Torches, Puppyhammer, Dapostar, Hoops, Orb etc. They've played an instrumental role in setting up and spreading the Flow Arts community in Bangalore through performances, workshops and jams, and plan to spread it in other parts of the country as well.

Space morning

A small intimate stage, set in a serene atmosphere which will caress your dreams and wake you up from your slumber in a musical way. Join in for a meditative journey of music, where stories are told by rhythmic beats and soft woven fabrics of the wind. Dance your way to ambient world tunes which creates an atmosphere of sonic zone of abandonment, and lets you escape from the noises. Let the world around you slow down, as you embrace yourself and lose yourself in the melodies and unknown sensations of the sounds around you.

Come, and experience the many unsaid emotions expressed through music.

Music by Shantam, Flux vortex & Valley of maidens

Meditation workshop

Exploring the body to experience the mind.

What is reality? What is "you"? Is your reaction to these question really yours?

Through guided active meditation and Yoga Nidra you will be led through different ways of interpreting and engaging with your reality.

This workshop is led by Helmy and Linnea, two Swedish painters and poets that fell in love with meditation and so fell out of their own reality.

If papers to prove competence is important to you, they are indeed certified meditation teachers working internationally.

Dance of the shadows

Zabraku
"Dance of the Shadows"

A one of a kind augmented reality experience to be done by the leading marketing agency & media studio Zabraku Media. Dance to the music of Locals with your avatar, play with digital objects in the virtual world through the innovative skeleton detection technology.

Zabraku Media is known for its outstanding experiential marketing methods for building brand love. The studio is coming to locals with their latest New media interactive installation named “Dance of the Shadows”.

Fire & Flow

@Yacobeh and @SarenaBeri, founders of @indie.flow are fire flow artists. Yacobeh is primarily a poi spinner, and SarenaBeri a fire fan dancer. Self taught practitioners, between the two of them they perform with various props such as the Leviwand, Palm Torches, Puppyhammer, Dapostar, Hoops, Orb etc. They've played an instrumental role in setting up and spreading the Flow Arts community in Bangalore through performances, workshops and jams, and plan to spread it in other parts of the country as well.

Tattoo Art

BODY CANVAS TATTOOS comprises of Tattoos & Piercings. BodyCanvas today is one of the biggest and leading tattoo parlor and piercing studio in India. Having been in the tattoos industry since 1998, ‘Body Canvas Tattoos & Piercings’ offers a team of experienced and highly skilled tattoo artists, their artists have received their training in UK & Europe. BodyCanvas artists have mastered different types of tattoo art and styles trending in tattoo world.

16 years back BodyCanvas was successfully founded by Mr. Vikas & Micky Malani in Andheri. Now they have chains in-

  • Mumbai - Bandra and Malad
  • Delhi- Hauz Khas Village
  • London – Greenwich

BodyCanvas also provides “Satellite BodyCanvas Studio” service to the clients who can’t visit their prime locations. Till date they have visited cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur, Pune, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Goa, Bhopal, Indore, Surat, Cochin, Chandigarh, Ludhiana etc. providing tattoo services to their clients. Vikas and Mickey have done special tattoo tour to US &UK as a part of our Satellite BodyCanvas services.

BodyCanvas is not only in tattoos and piercings but also in tattoo academy, events, movie and TV shoots, satellite BodyCanvas studio (moving to different cities as per appointments), CSR etc.

They have done tattoos on celebrities & popular names, like Remo D’Souza, John Abraham, Alok Nath, Former Australian Captain-Michael Clarke, Krishna and Ayesha Shroff, Sneha Ullal, Raghu Ram, Violet Chachki(drag queen), Ambika Anand, Acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal, Aamir Khan for Dhoom 3, Anushka Sharma for Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola, Priyanka Chopra for Pyaar Impossible ,Fardeen Khan for All the Best, Anil Kapoor for Tashan, MS Dhoni for Max Oil TVC and Shahrukh Khan for Dish TV Advertisement and Shoot with Sidharth Malhotra for the movie Gentleman.

Body Canvas Tattoos & Piercings in collaboration with Laxmi Aggarwal (an acid attack fighter ) hosted three career workshops for acid attack girl survivors in 2017 at Body Canvas Tattoo Studio (New Delhi), Sheroes Cafe(Agra and Lucknow). The focus of the workshop for the female survivors was to find career in tattoo making by offering them training at BodyCanvas Tattoo studio.

About Vikas Malani- Vikas Malani, a veteran celebrity tattoo artist and the man behind ‘BodyCanvas’ got inspired by his mother, who was an artist. Having no formal training in fine art, Vikas’ passion for art led him to start sketching at a very young age. As a young kid, Vikas enjoyed scribbling and sketching random designs. His artwork included a lot of landscape, abstract patterns and designs. He later progressed to body painting and temporary tattoos in college in 1998. He participated and won many face and bodypainting competitions in college and made temporary tattoos.

He later decided to take tattooing & piercings professionally and acquired expert training from foreign artists. He trained under a Spanish tattoo artist, Lydia and with the support of Dr. Kohiyar and Mr. Shantaram, started commercial tattooing in the year 2001. And finally, in the year 2003, ‘BodyCanvas’ was launched.

With a determined goal, great value system, sheer hard work and the support of his mother, what started as a basic interest in body art eventually turned into owning one of the biggest commercial tattoos & piercing parlors in Mumbai and Delhi!

Vikas has worked on all styles of tattoos, from old school to modern. His personal favourites include linework, dotwork, freestyle, traditional designs, water color and geometric tattoos. He loves experimenting with new styles and does not want to restrict himself to any particular style. Vikas is a thorough professional and a perfectionist. He has made thousands of tattoos & does more than 150 different types of body piercing through the years and has touched the hearts of so many people with his work. He specializes in cosmetic tattoos, portraits and realism & facial piercings. An expert in body piercing also, Vikas Malani has done piercings on popular names like, Shibani Dandekar, Rhea Chakraborty, Prince Narula to name a few.

A strong advocate of women empowerment, Vikas has collaborated with acid attack fighter, Laxmi Aggarwal and Channv Foundation. In 2017, he actively worked with the organization by conducting tattoo career workshops all over India in order to train acid attack survivors. Further, he also supports the Space Foundation for stray animals (dogs).

About Micky Malani- Micky followed Vikas’s footsteps and took to tattooing early on. He has represented ‘Body canvas Tattoos’ in innumerable international tattoo conventions and is in charge of Bodycanvas’s first overseas branch in London.His tattooing qualification started watching his elder brother(Vikas) tattooing and he practiced a lot for quite some years just doing temporary tattoos in consumer fairs, birthday parties, college events, corporate events. Taking up temporary tats, gave him a lot of attention and acknowledgment from people and it was one of the reason it pulled him towards tattoo industry.In a few years, Micky went to Thailand and his quick learning, skills and development made him to go London for advance tattooing.Micky Malani assisted his brother for 6 years before he get into professional tattooing.Attending the world famous tattoo conference that was held in London in 2013 changed Micky's perspective to the art and the industry as there was so much to learn in this art form. Till now, he has attended over 52 international tattoo conventions,which has certainly broadened his career horizons in the industry.

Sound healing

When the body is healthy, each cell and organ resonates in harmony with the entire body. Illness on the other side, is a manifestation of disharmony within the body, such as an imbalance in the cells or a given organ. Since matter is energy that vibrates at different rates, the structure of matter can be changed when you alter the rate of vibration.

Sound bowls take the person into the deeply altered state (the alpha-theta brainwave state) where one can find themselves in clarity of mind and a deep meditative/peaceful state in which healing is stimulated. The vibrations of bowls have positive effects on our nervous system and engage our relaxation reflex. Here everything comes into balance and a deep harmony is created.

Some more deep info :Sound healing is based on over 5000 years of Indian medicine and slowly also the modern medicine is starting to measure and validate this method’s ability to heal the body, mind and soul.

(The director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York, Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, says, “If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”)

Session Tag line/Timing-
Sound Bath 60-90min

Morning Space

A small intimate stage, set in a serene atmosphere which will caress your dreams and wake you up from your slumber in a musical way. Join in for a meditative journey of music, where stories are told by rhythmic beats and soft woven fabrics of the wind. Dance your way to ambient world tunes which creates an atmosphere of sonic zone of abandonment, and lets you escape from the noises. Let the world around you slow down, as you embrace yourself and lose yourself in the melodies and unknown sensations of the sounds around you.

Come, and experience the many unsaid emotions expressed through music.

Music by kośa, square and kumharas

SACRED ALCHEMY at District - 3rd March 19

Having hosted a series of Sacred Alchemy parties in cities like Mumbai & Hyderabad, we finally get an opportunity to bring our vision to life under a moonlit night, inside a fort that has been in existence since mid-nineteenth century.

Individual elements of sound, sight and space will fuse together to transform into an immersive whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Those who enter will find their baser instincts trans-mutated by the magic elixir of music. You may be likely to experience a purification of consciousness and unprecedented dissolution of the shadowy parts of your soul.

Your experienced alchemists for the evening are intimately acquainted with the tools and procedures that will lead you down the path of the unknown.

Warning: Sacred Alchemy is not for the faint-hearted. Losing all perception of time and space is a commonly observed side effect.

Film screening Curated by Space Session

Film screening by Gia Singh Arora, Dhwani Guru & Nitin Shekhar.

Gia has recently completed her undergraduate studies from Ashoka University studying English Literature and Performing Arts. Now based back at home, Bombay, her current work in film tries to capture and navigate the body, its movements, stillness, and its shapes through the mode of improvisation. She believes in moving away from the bounds of logic and experiencing reality through mindful subjectivity.

Nitin Shekhar specialises in being a visual design generalist with an eclectic flair for films, animation and graphic design. He holds a Master’s in Communication Design from IDC-IIT Bombay and has a penchant for referring to himself in third person.

Organic Music Sessions by THC

Great morning organic music session at the THC pop up stage with 7-8 Live Musicians playing differenct instruments like Handpan , Guitar, Didgeridoo , Accordion , Percussion , Mouth harp, Throat Singing etc

YOGA FLOW BY BHAVINI

Join them for this rejuvenating & relaxing experience every morning. Special flow designed to meet your body & mind needs at the festival, for breathing into spaces in your body and corrective stretches to release the muscles, to make you feel lighter & recharge you for the rest of the day. A perfect setting to begin a journey to self-love, to experience body-breath connection, healing & friendship that will peel the layers that we put on & uncover who we’ve always been at our core.

Hula Hoop with Eshna Kutty

Eshna Kutty is a self taught flow artist/hoop dancer. Her forte is hula hooping and she also has skills of juggling, poi and contact juggling. She started her journey teaching hooping at Banjara School of Dance in 2014 and went on to training female inmates of Tihar Jail. She has conducted several hoop workshops all over the country. In the last few years, some of the platforms she's performed at are Times Power Women 2018, TedX Gurugram and Injuco to name a few.

Audiophile Goa

Audiophile Goa is a one of a kind retail & experience space for audio enthusiasts. You can find Vinyl Records, turntables, phono stages, tube amps loudspeakers everything under one roof. Come visit them for a demo!

Sound Bath & Deep Yogic Sleep

Let the sounds transport you on a magical journey through healing vibrations of the singing bowls. An introduction to sound vibration healing. Deep sleep meditation is also called as Yoga Nidra where you lay down in a relaxed position and your being is serenaded with calming guided verbal instructions to rejuvenate your body & mind. Deep yogic sleep is immensely powerful & one of the easiest technique. 20 minutes of yogic sleep is equivalent to 4 hours of sleep

Contact Improvisation By THC

It is an open-ended exploration of the kinaesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies and enquiring minds.

Tea ceremony by Parva Tea

“Cha Dao when literally translated "the way of tea" is a tradition of chinese lineage.

Popularised by the Daoists and Sages, they used it for its immense healing powers, medicinal usage, cultivating awakened presence by sustaining long states of meditation.

THE CEREMONY ITSELF IS A JOURNEY OF ORGASMIC SENSORY EXPLORATION AND AWAKENING OF THE DEEP LYING STIMULUS OF OUR CHARACTERS THAT CAN BE UNMOVED BY THE SUBTLE SMELL OF THE BEAUTY THAT HIDES INSIDE THIS GRACEFUL COMPASSIONATE PLANT TEACHER.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.THEPARVATEA.COM

THOUGH A GREAT WAY FOR A COMMUNION, TEA CEREMONY CAN ALSO BE USED FOR INDIVIDUAL INTROSPECTION AND A DAILY PRACTISE USING TAI CHI DISCIPLINES AND REJUVENATION OF QI.

Tea Ceremony

Hair art so fine, you’ll Dread missin’ it.

Get your mane game on with Dread [email protected] Locals District.

REA KRISHNA
Dancing Krishna

Rea is an Energy worker, a Tarot reader, a creative movement therapist and a trained performing artist (Dancer, Actor, Aerialist, choreographer) with over 18 years of experience. Her experience as an energy worker has found its expression in Movement.

Besides training in Classical Ballet, Rea mastered Jazz and Latin styles such as Salsa, Flamenco and tango. She experimented in contemporary dance, theatrical movement, modern dance and Bollywood style.

Rea has performed on national television on shows like Jhalak Dikhlaja (Dancing with the stars India) and Mtv Sound Trippin’. She has played the protagonist in various theatrical productions both in India and internationally such as ‘Zangoora - The gypsy prince’ and ‘Bollywood - A love story’ that travelled all over Europe and South Africa. Rea has also performed at international festivals such as the Electron festival in Geneva, The Royal Edinburgh military tattoo, The Edinburgh fringe festival and in festivals all over India and has also conceptualized, choreographed and performed for innumerable events, weddings and schools.

As a trained Creative Movement Therapist, she believes that the body is a living, breathing and intelligent tool for self awareness and communication.

Her love for children has kept her involved in training and choreographing with children of all ages. She has been affiliated with schools like American Embassy School, The British school, DPS world school and Sri Ram School to name a few. She has also worked with Autism, children with HIV and children with Anger management issues.

In the course of her career, Rea has been exposed to various kinds of injuries common in her line of work which motivated her to research and practice corrective movement therapies such as Feldenkrais Method, Laban Movement Patterning, the exploration and experience of Mind full Mechanics and Contact Improvisation.

Working as a freelancer, she conducts group and individual therapy sessions for adults and children on integrated awareness and release techniques for the body, mind and soul (a mindful and insightful approach to the self). As well as working on experimental dance productions, choreography, theater and Aerial work such as harness and silks, in 2016 she conducted aerial silk training programs with children at the Delhi Rock Gym. Till November 2017 she was a creative team member with The Piano Man Jazz club.

Currently she is working as a Tarot therapist and facilitator for healing (life coach) and writes tarotscopes for an online magazine called Lifestyle Asia India , she is a cast member and also one of the choreographers for 'The three hearings on the existence of snakes in the human bloodstream' ensemble and she practices Capoeira (an afro- Brazilian martial art).

Tattoo by artefectodesigns

Artefecto designs are crafted for people who are admirers of art, bohemian at heart and have a gypsy soul.

The craft of needle art has evolved as body ornamentation through the ages. At Artefecto, they retain the authenticity of culture and given it a twist of the now.

Partner Contact Art by Josh & Vaibhavi

A short series of sessions exploring the ideas of the play through bodies. Exploring movement awareness through listening to your body & intuition and extending that awareness by creating conversations through bodies. Contact Improvisation plays with the artistry of falling off balance, counterbalance, finding the shelves of the body & learning the mechanics of the body. At the end it's about moving beyond the thinking mind, surrendering to the rhythm of the music & let your body do the talking & ultimately listening to your own body & mind.

Fool School by Sam Rodgers

Moving beyond our regular behavioral constructs & discovering the silly within. Sam will be facilitating a space for foolishness using the tools from theatrical forms. The silliest & the funniest ice breakers.

Hooping For Heroes by Skye Reid

Exploring object manipulation, through movement dance and play. Connect with your inner child. Bring a thing, prop or possession