Justyna Rodzinska-Nair

Justyna comes from Wroclaw, Poland. She graduated from the Interfaculty Individual Studies in the Humanities at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, with the MA’s thesis on kalarippayattu and performing arts.

Since 2004 she has collaborated with the Grotowski Institute (until 2007 Centre) in Wroclaw, initially as a paricipant of aristic workshops, volunteer and a translator, and since 2005 as a co-ordinator of workshops and international projects.

She has practised the Southern style of kalarippayattu since 2005 and since that time she trains in India for a few weeks/months every year. She has practised in Thiruvananthapuram under the direction of Jayachandran Nair (Kerala School of Martial Arts), Thankappan Assan and Ajith Kumar (Maruthi Marma Chikilsa Kalari Sangham and Ayurveda) and Ashokan Kutappan (Anjaneya Kalari Sangam). She practices regularly under the direction of Sankar Lal Sivasankaran Nair, as well as co-leads trainings and workshops.

She is a co-founder of Studio Kalari.

Here, you can read the text of the presentation of Kalaripayatt she gave in Moutier d’Ahun, in 2011, in the frame of the programme Lavauzelle, année zéro.