Upcoming Events

Tuesdays, 8pm EST (July-August 2021): Learning to Accept Your Timeline
Addressing age related stressors through humor, lightness and movement. Online group dance/movement therapy, sign up through Sesh

Saturdays, 11:00am EST (July-August 2021): Moving Towards Self-Compassion
We  will explore gentle movement-based practices that will help you foster self-compassion, relaxation and recuperation. Learn tools that will allow you to feel refreshed throughout the day. (Come as you are; no prior movement or dance experience needed!),sign up through Sesh

January 20-30, 2022: Colomboscope Contemporary Art Festival
Founded in 2012 by Marinella Senatore, The School of Narrative Dance is a nomadic project that explores the potential of choreography, dance and movement towards collaborative learning and storytelling. At a time when we miss forms of social intimacy and free agency over body practices,  performance artists Hasanthi Niriella and Ashley Fargnoli,  activate The School of Narrative Dance for this edition of Colomboscope #LanguageIsMigrant, to express our collective experience of these socially distanced times and explore collectivity, empowerment and different ways of being together.

Past Events

Mondays, 8pm EST (March 2021)
Riding the Waves of Anxiety: A grounding dance/movement therapy practice. Online group dance/movement therapy, sign up through Sesh

Tuesdays, 8pm EST (March 2021)
Oh Sh*t I’m 29, 30, 31... Addressing age related stressors through humor, lightness and movement. Online group dance/movement therapy, sign up through Sesh

January 30, 2021, 11:30 EST (10pm Sri Lanka)
Beautiful Moments/Sundara Nimesha
A virtual dance collaboration between Abilities Dance Boston and the University of Peradeniya. Reserve tickets here

Tuesdays, 8pm EST (December-February)
Evening Wind Down: A grounding dance/movement therapy practice
Online group dance/movement therapy, sign up through Sesh

May 27, 2020: 12pm EST
Exploring Kinesthetic Empathy
Online group dance/movement therapy, sign up through Sesh

May 18-July 30, 2020: 6:15am EST (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Giving Back to Healthcare Workers, Mindful Movement
Through Battery Dance Company, sign up here

May 1, 2020: 12pm EST
Moving Through Anxiety: A grounding dance/movement therapy practice
Online group dance/movement therapy, sign up through Sesh

October 1, 2019-March, 2020
Fulbright Scholar at the University of Peradeniya
Project: Moving Forward: A Dance/Movement Therapy Approach to Healing in Sri Lanka

December 20, 2019: A Dance/Movement Therapy Approach to Healing Trauma
Keynote Speaker, University of Colombo, Sri Palee Campus

May 10-12, 2019: Grunt Festival Chicago
7 pm, Links Hall, Premiere of work in progress, IMPACT

October 6-7, 2018: Masks and Myths: Devils and Dancers from Sri Lanka

October 11-14, 2018: Valuing “Family” in Work with Immigrants and Refugees: An Imperative for Dance/Movement Therapists Today
Presentation at the American Dance Therapy Conference, Salt Lake City

November 2-5 2017: Politics of Exclusion and Dance of Inclusion
Presentation at the American Dance Therapy Conference, San Antonio

October 13, 2017: Refugees, Resettlement & Restoration: How Creative Arts Therapies Facilitate Safety & Empowerment
Work in progress screening of the film, DMT (working title), at the Expressive Therapies Summit, New York

May 21,2017: Moving Towards Vicarious Resliency
1:00 -3:00 pm: 624 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL

June 17,2017: Performance of Sleeptalk (excerpt)
6:30pm: Going Dutch Festival, 164 Division St. Elgin, IL

February 2017:Body as Resource Brunch and Learn
10:00-12:00: Presented by Ishti, Logan Center for Performing Arts

January 13-15, 2017: Sleeptalk
7:00 pm, Links Hall, Chicago, IL