CPPM OPEN CLASS: Rakesh Sukesh

04.11.2022 at 17:00
Tallinn University

MA in Contemporary Physical Performance Making (CPPM) is a ground-breaking course that takes postgraduate education out of the classroom and puts practical experience with world-leading makers of performance at the heart of the learning process. Students are working alongside some of the most exciting directors, choreographers, performance makers, artists and companies across the world to further their own artistic practice through active collaboration, devising and performance. It is very important to us that all those international students who study the CPPM curriculum and those world-renowned performance makers who come to Estonia to teach them in Estonia, do not just stay between the four walls of the academy. CPPM Open Class is a series of events where anyone interested can take a look at the otherwise hidden rehearsal and creative processes. At the end of each open class, interviews with the guests will also take place to reveal even more about their creative processes.

Rakesh Sukesh started his career as a Bollywood dancer in Kerala/India. During this period he worked in several films as a dancer and assistant choreographer. He has been invited to teach at Sidi Larbi’s Company, Ultima Vez, Impuls Tanz Vienna, Deltebre Danza Spain and several other companies and festivals around the globe. He also works as a freelance performer/choreographer, collaborating with various artists from different genres. In 2014 he has become certified yoga teacher from Shivananda school of yoga. He currently lives and works by dividing his time between Europe and Asia.

He created the IntAct Method which is a training method generated through years of research, observation and adaptation to our current times, while also based on intrinsic human characteristics: breath, movement, emotion, thought, intention, and environment. It is an interconnected training system that utilises movement as a base to create, confront and play within the crisis. It provides the time-space to get to know one’s personal form and how to use the body to broaden the range of movement vocabulary. As a holistic form, it is inspired by breath, meditation and the inner mechanics of yogi principles, while also utilising the movement and philosophies from kalaripayattu. This interwoven structure combines and rearranges these tools and ideas in a proposal for a new approach.