Chants, mantra and indian dance - June 13th 2015 h 9.00 pm - Free admission

Philippo Franchini comes back to us with his unique style of music which includes mantra, devotional chants and Gospel songs, accompanied by the dancer Daniela Riva, who will present few choreographies of the traditional dance of India, which narrates mythological histories of Hindu' culture trough Mudra, postures and sacred movements.

The devotional chants and the sacred dance of the temple of India express the Beauty and the Rituality of the ancient Indian culture. They are a refined way to invoque the Deity and an invitation to celebrate the Cosmic Union within the Divine.

Philippo Franchini

Musician, composer who is pioneering the introduction of Nada Yoga - the Yoga of the Sounds- in western countries.

He performs and teaches widely in North America and in Europe. Being himself a Yogi, Philippo combines his knowledge of Nada Yoga with his practice of meditation and his great experience as musician, to create diverse styles of albums - a rich blend of blues rhythms, jazz, gospel and chants with Sanskrit mantra. Based in California, he travels constantly to play at different Festivals (Bhakti, Shakti Fest, Kripalu, Esalen, ...) and festivals or concerts in Italy, Germany, Spain,...

More information at www.philippomusic.com

Daniela Riva

Dancer and teacher of Indian Dance and Yoga; graduated in Modern Literature (History of Theatre and Arts) at Universita' deli Studi di Milano in Italy, Daniela got her specialization in India in the discipline of Indian Dance with masters of the prestigious Kalakshetra Academy of Fine Arts in Chennai and in Yoga at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in the same Madras in South India.

Granted of a scholarship ICCR/ Ministry for Foreign Affair in 2004 for a post-university research on indian dance, Daniela travels to study in South India and since then she lives and dances in Tamil Nadu to get deeper in the dance techniques of indian classical dance bharata natyam and yoga. Daniela teaches and performes in different theaters, yoga centres, festivals, events connected to the Indian culture in Europe, in the U.S.A., and in India.

A bridge between East and West, Daniela shares with devotional discipline and vibrant spirit the ancient and sacred art of India with all her students.

www.danielariva.blogspot.com

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