International Women‘s* Theatre Festival

The Singing Body

The Singing Body

– Parvathy Baul

An introduction to Baul wisdom through Mahajan Pada (Songs/poetry), Kriya (dance/movements) and conversation. Bauls are heirs to an ancient path that blends elements of Bhakti Yog tradition, Sahaj. This workshop will be an intimate opportunity to explore the tradition of these mystics and itinerant singers. Baul songs are known as “Mahajan Pada”. Mahajan means a Mahatma, the great soul. Pada means poetry. Yet these are not just poetic expressions, they contain the power of sound. In the workshop, we practice simple movement and breathing known as kriya. The breathing is to generate energy in the body. The workshop will conclude in an FAQ about Baul tradition, its philosophy and practice.

Please bring a yoga mat, any musical or rhythmic instrument you have been using for your own music, comfortable light clothing for Yoga, which gives freedom to sit on the floor and for movement, a note book, a pen and a recording device to register the song.

Please note: No photo or video except authorized person (after consulting the workshop teacher).

🗓️ Date |Mo., 18.09.

Time | 15h-17h

📍Location | Bedouin Tent – Protagon

🎟️ Cost | 25€

👥 Participants | max. 24 People

🌍 Language | English

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    Parvathy Baul

    Singer, storyteller, painter, director and teacher of the Baul tradition. Founder of Ekathara Kalari in 1997 and Sanatan Sidhashram in 2017. Parvathy Baul is an eminent performer of the Baul spiritual music tradition of India. She has lived and trained in the traditional Baul way. Her Gurus are Sri Santan Das Baul and Sri Shashanko Goshai. She has been in the performance art practice since her childhood over the span of thirty-five years. She has traveled, worked, taught and performed across continents since the year 2000.


Sep 18 2023


15:00 - 17:00