Anjali is a dance movement therapist, creative arts therapist, community arts facilitator, arts educator, holistic well-being and fitness professional. She is passionate about connecting with the wisdom of the body and experiencing the pure joy of living in the present moment. Anjali’s holistic approach draws on both Eastern and Western techniques and philosophies of well being. With over 20 years experience of teaching, performing, facilitating, choreographing and moving with people across 3 continents, the expressive arts are as essential to Anjali as eating sleeping and breathing. She is the founder and artistic director of Aatma Dance Company that provides multicultural dance experiences including classes, workshops, performances and events. She is also the founder and director of Embracing Spirit and offers trauma informed creative arts and dance movement therapy sessions to individuals and groups. In addition, she works as an art therapist and dance movement therapist in a residential aged care setting, facilitates meditation and mindfulness sessions, and designs and delivers incursions as well as a wide variety of programs in primary and secondary schools. She is also a counsellor with HerSpace that offers long term mental health support to women who have experienced sexual exploitation. Anjali is a firm believer in the power of dance and the arts to transcend all barriers, transform and empower individuals and communities.
Get your Bollywood on and join us for an epic Bollywood dance flashmob at Esoteric Festival! Bollywood Dance is not just a style of dance that originates from the Indian film industry- it is a multilayered experience where music, dance, drama, story telling and performance come together to create a magical world where anything is possible!! It is a playful and expressive dance style that is a great reminder to not take things too seriously and to enjoy the pure joy of dance and being in the body.
We will begin with a workshop where we will learn the dance. No movement experience is required and even the most reluctant movers are in for a treat. We will then perform our Bollywood Dance Flashmob for unsuspecting passers by and unleash our inner superstars Bollywood style!! Bring your friends, your bling, your superstar attitude and join in for a dose of Bollywood magic.