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Dancing Hands Touching

Movement is the most natural anti-depressant - Use it!

Movement is our Universal Mother tongue -  Speak it!

Movement brings you into the here & now - Enjoy it!

Movement keeps you alive & kicking - Move it!


Tripura Kashyap

Movement Therapist


Dance Educator



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Tripura Kashyap pioneered Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) in India (1990) after training at the Hancock Centre for Creative Arts Therapies in Wisconsin, USA. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Psychology. 


She received a B.A. degree in Bharatanatyam from Kalakshetra, Chennai and was a performing artist in the Chandralekha dance company. She trained in Jazz, Ballet, Modern dance, Choreography and Dance theatre at the American Dance Festival, USA.


Tripura has worked as a Movement therapist at Halfway homes, Special schools, Treatment / Rehabilitation centres, Retirement homes and with individual clients for over three decades. She received fellowships from the Ashoka International Foundation, the Indian Ministry of Culture and a lifetime achievement award from Sancheti Healthcare Academy for her innovations in dance therapy.


She has authored ‘My Body, My Wisdom’ a book on dance therapy and ‘Contemporary Dance: Practices, Paradigms and Practitioners’ published by CMTAI and Aayu publications.


She was the founder-director of Rainbow Inc (Hyderabad) and Apoorva Dance Theatre (Bengaluru) and worked collaboratively with filmmakers, visual artists and musicians on cross-art projects and performances. She was the projects coordinator for Bhoomika Dance Company (Delhi) and consultant for the ‘Dance-in-Education’ program at the Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts (Bengaluru).  

Tripura co-founded the Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI). She has conceived the ‘Therapeutic Dance-in-Education’ program and teaches it too. She is also on the teaching faculty of DMT (Certificate, PG Diploma and M.A courses) across India. She served as visiting faculty at the Psychology department, Ashoka University, Christ University and M.A Performance studies, at Ambedkar University, Delhi.


She has presented her DMT work through talks, lecture demonstrations and workshops at several national and International conferences.

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