Rumba, Semba, Kilipanga Workshop
Koreanische Perkussion

Our musical world

The workshops at the Global Music School take place under the guidance of accomplished teachers and musicians from both Germany and abroad. Some of our most memorable past events have been workshops in Arabic music, Afro-Cuban percussion from Havana, flamenco for all as well as Angolan rhythms.

Current workshops

Sprechende Hände – The Science of Hand Gestures
CoreConcepts – the art of refined emotive expression – revisited

Starting in March 2019, several workshop series specially designed to provide an immersion into central aspects of classical Indian dance will be offered. Excitingly unique about the series conducted by Rajyashree Ramesh are, apart from decades of professional experience, her movement analytic approach and the current insights from years of academic research that she brings into these aspects. The time-honoured knowledge on performing arts, Natya, is illuminated from multifarious perspectives, thus enabling a multidimensional approach and practise of the same today. The workshop series are suitable both for Bharatanatyam learners as add-ons to the weekly courses, as well as for everyone interested in the themes being offered, be it due to creative-artistic (dance, theatre, fine arts), pedagogical (teachers, educators), personal or other reasons. No prior dance experience is required. Given every theme constitutes an important and extensive aspect of Indian performing arts, a participation in the complete series for any given theme is recommended. There is, however, the possibility to book single sessions if so desired.


Abhinaya is one of the two aspects of Natya, and means taking on and conveying. The central aspects of Angikabhinaya or corporeal Abhinaya will be offered in two workshop series.

In the workshop series “Sprechende Hände”, we focus on the rich usage of hand gestures as one of the aspects of Abhinaya. Several hand shapes have been conventionalised through practise and are called gestures. We will explore how a hand shape alone, however, does not necessarily carry meaning, as is generally understood. Meaning is rather a matter of how hands are used in specific ways. underlie The traditional creative usage of hands reveals both linguistic conceptual processes as well as the role of imagery in thus conceiving meaning, reflecting thereby many current insights from gesture research.

Dates – Autumn 2019: 
21.09.19: 11h-14h
26.10.19: 11h-14h
16.11.19: 11h-14h

In Autumn 2019, a second round of the successful CoreConcepts Series, a special programme developed by Rajyashree Ramesh, will be offered. Emotive expressivity, the other and central aspect of Abhinaya, and cornerstone of Indian performing arts, will be explored in this 6-month series as a unique method of locating emotions in the body by means of a systematic approach to subtle and differentiated movement.

Dates – Autumn 2019: 
21.09.19: 15h-18h
26.10.19: 15h-18h
16.11.19: 15h-18h

Fee per weorkshop-serie:
52,20€ per date
135€ (102€) for all 3 dates

Registration deadline (incl. contact/payment):
2 weeks in advance

Just ask us!

If you are interested in an instrument, singing or dance style and have only a small time window – such as a weekend – we can organize a workshop for you. Just get in touch with us!