“The workshop enabled me not only to express feelings and tap into the resource of women’s traditions, but to experience a cathartic re-envisioning of my life.”-Anna Jacus
“Body chanting in circle”-Teresa D’Angelo
Moving Mandala/Body Chanting/Sacred Geometry Dances
You are invited to dance in community- traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern and modern sacred circle dances. Throughout all ages and cultures, traditional circle dances were used to honor the divine, to heal, to affirm connection to the earth and each other, to build community and celebrate rites of passages and life transitions. The danced patterns illuminate the web of these connections. It is where personal and universal healing can occur.
We will use the traditional dances as a platform for heightening awareness of body/self, self to community and self to cosmos. We will examine the dances on multiple levels to indulge in these connections. The expressive and improvisational aspects of Dance/Movement Therapy will support further exploration such as sensations, images, feelings, and stories in order to deepen and expand our experience.
Our dances will reconnect us into an ancient way of honoring the earth's rhythms. We will seek not only guidance from the dances but from those who created these dances, the ancestors of the dances. The wisdom of the ancient ones are held within the dances. As we attentively dance and plug into this wisdom we reweave ourselves into the time honored web of life.
The dances are joyful, meditative, mournful, full of beauty, longing, life and celebration!
June 23, Saturday
Summer Solstice Community Circle Dance, Potluck, and Dance party
As I so often say, we need this now more than ever. Mental health, whole health is a community endeavor. The greatest antidote to all the enormous challenges and despair around us and in us is coming together as an embodied community, sharing in good whole food, holding each other and all we are in circle aligning with all circles everywhere and the patterns of the universe. I hope you join me in this circle, as all of our ancestors did, dancing sacred patterns, in synchrony, holding hands and each other through the whole mystery and madness of it all. We will be celebrating Summer...the earth is alive and at its full manifestation, yet from this crescendo, the sun now visits us a little bit less each day. What are the fruits of our labors, how do we align with this vitality all around, yet feel the slight tug of darker days? Let's honor these rhythms through body chanting, sacred geometry, moving mandala dances.
We will be dancing traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern, and modern sacred circle dances. Throughout all ages and cultures, traditional circle dances were used to honor the divine, to heal, to affirm connection to the earth and each other, to build community and celebrate rites of passages and life transitions. The danced patterns illuminate the web of these connections. It is where personal and universal healing can occur.
The dances are joyful, meditative, mournful, full of beauty, longing, life, and celebration!
If it's nice we dance some outside!
After the potluck, if everyone is up to it we can have a dance party. You can come to any or all parts of the evening, just let me know if you are coming.
Potluck: 7:30pm-8:30ish pm
Dance Party! 8:30ish to 12:00?
Where: The Dancing WEB studio, Contact me for address firstname.lastname@example.org, 646-633-8052
This is a free or donation accepted event. Men, women, kids...All are all welcome.
MARCH 18-20 2016
PURE LOVE Conference
O+ Festival in Kingston, NY
NE Women's Herbal Conference
The 28th Annual New England Womens Herbal Conference
Honoring the Wisdom of Our Ancestors August 28th ~ 30th, 2015
FEBRUARY 14-VDAY 2015
VDAY #1Billion Rising Benefit for the Women of the Grace Smith House
This is healing arts/performing arts/embodied arts event with all proceeds going to the local domestic violence shelter, The Grace Smith House.
Sacred Earth Festival
September 7 Sunday at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Fall, NY 11 to 6 Free Admission
PURE ECHO Conference
The second annual PURE Bellydance Conference will take place in New York City from August 29th to September 1st