Delhi's Dance Movement Therapy maybe the new solution to chronic depression (The Indian Express, 26th January, 2020) - 15 -
Thirty-something Naina Wal suffered from chronic depression. On her therapist’s suggestion, she joined Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI) in Delhi and opted for Dance Movement Therapy (DMT). Wal has claims to have never felt happier.
Move your body, master your mind (Times of India, 13th September, 2020) - 16 -
Graduating at the time of a pandemic, as the Chennai student prepared herself for a year of extreme mental turmoil, she came across a link that took her to dance movement therapy (DMT) - which has changed the course of her life.
Tripura Kashyap launches virtual dance therapy (The Hindu, 27th August, 2020) - 17 -
Nothing succeeds like dogged continuity. Five months after India went into lockdown, the performing arts are seemingly secure in cyberspace. Meanwhile, dance and movement therapy, a relatively less explored side of the Indian arts, has also acquired a major online presence. One might have considered therapy to be an area demanding in-person interaction, but for the past few months, the Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI), among other organisations, has been working to develop modules for digital outreach.
Reaching the mind through the body (Deccan Herald, 24th November, 2020) - 18 -
Dance has always been a part of Tripura Kashyap’s life. Her journey with Bharatanatyam began early, and later continued with rigorous training in Kalakshetra and a stint with the Chandralekha Dance Company before she transitioned to Dance Movement Therapy. Tripura’s jump from a professional dancer to a movement practitioner was prompted by a deep, personal experience. Her brother, who was wheelchair bound with polio-meningitis, would use his hands and upper body to sway to the music. In the moments when Tripura joined him, she wondered about the possibilities of using movement experiences for people with physical and mental disabilities. A chance meeting with Dr Grace Valentine, a dance therapist in the US, opened up an opportunity for her to train at the Hancock Centre for Dance/Movement Therapy in Wisconsin, USA.
When dance heals (The Hindu, Aug 24, 2015) - 2 -
Tripura Kashyap on her journey from a dancer-choreographer to a dance therapist. Tripura Kashyap was so enamoured by the beauty of dance that she went off to Kalakshetra at a young age to learn Bharatanatya
Career: Dance/Movement Therapist - 3 -
The path of dance and music is merely not limited to provide entertainment and promote regional culture. But it has a very unique connection to the emotional being of any individual.
Dance of Healing (The Asian Age, Sep 5, 2019) - 4 -
At a time when ever-burgeoning stress and anxiety have become a part of everyone’s daily lives, therapy comes highly recommended.
Tripura's Story - 7 -
How her love for the performing arts made Tripura Kashyap use dance as a therapeutic intervention
The right steps - 9 -
Ever watched a contemporary dance performance and wondered what was being depicted or conveyed? Well then, here is a book written by a contemporary dancer, Tripura Kashyap, who has tried to answer these questions and more in her book, which was recently released in Bengaluru. Titled Contemporary Dance – Practices, Paradigms and Practitioners, the book is published by AAYU Publications.
Dance your way to better mental health (Times of India, March 14, 2020) - 11 -
Think of the word "therapy" and you’re automatically picturing a room with a counsellor sitting on a couch in front of you, discussing mental health issues and solutions.
Taking Dance to Classrooms - 12 -
Tripura Kashyap shares about teaching creative movement to children in schools
Movement to art: These alternative therapies make coping with mental health easier - 13 -
Conventional counselling can be supplemented with other lesser known forms of therapies like creative movement therapy, visual arts therapy, etc.
Celebrating every tiny moment (The Hindu, June 8, 2017) - 14 -
Art, dance and theater are some of tools to tap into the hidden talents of children with special needs.