“Anger is the most disallowed, unapproved emotion in our society and therefore the most repressed”
- Gabrielle Roth
Pure anger is momentary, fleeting and functional. A breath of cleansing heartfire that serves to protect and, in relationships, to connect. It is a movement of love that awakens and enlivens the whole of our being.
How often do we hold anger back? Afraid of others’ reactions. Afraid of its power. Afraid of not being “nice”. Instead of allowing the light of our clarity and truth we try to sidestep anger or bottle it up. It doesn’t go away. It locks our jaws, stiffens our spines, hisses spitefully through clenched teeth, snipes, judges, lashes out at those we love, says nothing when we mean no, freezes us, separates us . . .
Like all emotions, anger is a physical thing. Befriending anger, exploring the traps and shackles of its shadows is a dance. It all lives in and moves through our bodies.
This Heartbeat® level 5Rhythms® workshop is an investigation of anger, its essence and shadows and its interplay with our other embodied emotions. Through dance and ritual theatre we’ll perhaps find out a little more about ourselves and meet each other in the soulful clarity of our true nature. Yes, anger can be ecstatic and it can be fun!
The workshop is facilitated by Chris Boylan, a Heartbeat accredited teacher. Chris knows a bit about his anger. Supressed anger from his childhood led to a life including revolutionary activism, street fighting, quite a lot of arrests and being really crap in relationships. These days. following two decades of dancing 5Rhythms, he’s mostly not angry except when necessary although he still really enjoys being grumpy sometimes. Mostly he just loves.
Fri. Nov. 2nd 7-9.30pm, Sat. Nov. 3rd 10.30-5.30, Sun. Nov. 4th 10.30-4.30
Hope Studios, Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ED (a short walk from Piccadilly Station)
Cost: £95 before Oct. 19th, £110 after. £35 deposit secures your place.
Bookings/enquiries: Angela and Ben firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 113 2752616
This is an advanced 5Rhythms workshop. Prerequisites minimum 30 hours waves.