Television Actor Kamalika Guha Thakurta have Launched “ARTSCAPE”, an initiative to use her knowledge on music and dance as a form of therapy.
Renowned Indian television actress and the Founder and Artistic Director of the Srijon Foundation Mrs. Kamalika Guha Thakurta, has launched Artscape. Under the able guidance of Mrs. Kamalika Guha Thakurta, who is trained in Indian Classical Dance and Music and has been known for her absolute excellence as an actor in the Indian television industry. The main objective of this noble initiative is to use art forms as a tool to develop individuality, communication and social skills. It aims to provide individuals a great quality of life for people of all ages with a range of needs and challenges.
Sharing her thoughts on the launch of this foundation, she said, “The idea behind ARTSCAPE is to use the Performing Art Forms as an alternative approach to recovery, healing and psychological rehabilitation of survivors of any kind of trauma – physical or emotional.”
In addition to this, ARTSCAPE runs its ‘Care for Cancer Initiative’, which attempts to integrate a complementary music program in supportive cancer care which accompanies the medical treatment. Regular Music and Meditation Sessions are held at Cancer Rehabilitation Homes like ACTREC, St Judes and Nana Palkar Smriti Samiti. These Sessions are targeted at the patients as well as the Caregivers with the aim to promote physical and emotional well-being. These sessions are initiated with some Music therapy which also included Om chanting followed by Light therapy and other mindful meditation practices. Vaishali Tare, a reiki master and healer conducts the Light therapy at these sessions. The idea is to invoke a sense of relief and motivation in the participants and create an insightful of self-healing in the cancer patients.