Weekend Workshop led by Thierry Francois
Link to Russian version: Русская версия
"Your body is the ground metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. My way back into life was ecstatic dance. I reentered my body by learning to move my self, to dance my own dance from the inside out, not the outside in." Gabrielle Roth
Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Wherever the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support, and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free.
Thierry: "We begin with Flowing Rhythm to look for an anchorage, a connection to the ground that I can fully connect with. Flowing movement means to witness the moment and to find the path that would “push” me into a continuous movement which challenges my boundaries and releases the mental as much as possible. The second landscape, Staccato Rhythm, allows me to define, or to redefine myself by realizing who I am when I set clear limits or when I clearly express my needs or when I am in action, in my yang. With the Rhythm of Chaos I deepen my understanding of what limits my quest for freedom and when I am fully aware of it, I am able to make space, to release the useless and to find new grounds for the exploration of myself as completely free and weightless. Lyrical Rhythm brings lightness of being, a dimension of self that handles its creative aspect, the aspect of re-invention, the shape-shifter. Stillness Rhythm comes at the end of this Wave with its dimension of calm and awareness and the desire to take time to integrate the experiences I just had.
The map of 5Rhythms helps me to make connection between everything that happens in my dance and the way it affects my life and vice versa. Just like in life, in 5Rhythms practice I meet myself, I meet the other and I meet the group of others, and find just the right place for me.
The intention is to create a safe space in which everyone would feel free to be what they are at in the moment and to act in accordance with it. During this 2 and half days we will deepen our experience in practice of each Rhythm and that will be our common creation filled with dance, movement, exchange, experimentation and exercise.
I am French and I live in Zagreb. I have been teaching the 5Rhythms practice for the past 7 years. I discovered the practice in 2001 and it significantly changed my view of movement and being in movement. I met Gabrielle Roth first through her books and then at her trainings in the USA and France. I am happy I had the opportunity to be her student. 5Rhythms practice is a path that brings change and movement, and what I especially like about it is the unity of body, heart, and spirit that it brings us to. My background is in the theatre, I am a certified Gestalt therapist and for a number of years I have been working with the male aspect and developing as one of the leaders of the Mankind project. I like to explore creativity through music and different art forms, especially through whatever emerges on the dance floor."
No previous experience needed. This workshop is open to everybody.
Working language will be English, with translation into Russian.
Venue: Training center "Sintez Znanie", Varshavskoe highway 1, metro Tulskaya, Moscow
Schedule: Friday 18:30-21h, Saturday 11-18h, Sunday 10-17h
Prices: 10000 Rb if you pay before the 1st of July. 11000 Rb if you pay before the 1st of August 12500 Rb if you pay after the 1st of August.
Information and registration: Maria, 89672082080, email@example.com