Mudra Month at Dance Well
A month-long celebration of Mudras and their use in self-expression
Dance artist Jesal Patel instituted February 2023 as a Mudra Month at our Dance Well sessions for older adults at Holborn Community Association and with patients in the wards at West Middlesex University Hospital. Jesal encouraged them to try the mudras (hand gestures) from Indian Classical dance to express themselves.
The groups really enjoyed participating in the initiative and even created little reels for us. It was particularly rewarding when an elderly patient began showing the hand mudras she was taught when she was young, for remembering her singing notes!