TRIBAL DANCE New Year workshop
Leibnitz - 29 Dec 2018 to 2 Jan 2019
- Thierry Francois
Tribal Dance is gathering of dancers coming together from different places, creating tribes of different colours and rhythms to dance the passage of the Old into the New Year. Celebrating unity through our uniqueness.
This year's Tribal Dance is inspired by Persian culture, art and wisdom. This workshop will be a balanced combination of basic 5Rhythms teachings and dancing ceremonies.
5Rhythms: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stiilness - show us the way to be rooted, centered, powerful, visionary and in Love.
We offer 2 dancing ceremonies as powerful and efficient tools to state our intentions, and keep the mind focused; they are the vessels holding space for us to enter timelessness and expand our consciousness. The need for ceremonies at certain times of our life and at certain times throughout the year, like the time around the New Year, is deeply rooted in our human DNA.
Dance Pilgrimage (led by Silvija) is a deep moving meditation through the landscape of the Wave. We dance across the room for a long period of time with the sense of our personal as well as our tribal prayer. Pilgrimage as an ancient symbol depicts our journey, through our ups and downs, through the darkness into the light - and this very pilgrimage will take us from the last hours of the Old Year into the first hours of the New Year.
The Tree Ceremony (led by Thierry) is an invitation to dance in the direction of what is in front of us, into the perspective of the New Year that is just beginning. In this dance we can allow ourselves to surrender to the power of the Tree in the centre and its gifts.
We are happy to have with us again amazing artists and dancers, Sonja Hellman who will create 5 new paintings for this workshop, as well as Sanja Gerovac who created the painting that you can see on the flyer.
Ongoing group:THE POWER OF LOVING 2 Module 4
Vienna - 8 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019
“We all want to love and be loved. Love is the natural order, the main attraction, the mover of nations, the bees in the spring, the tender touch, the first and the last word. It is like gravity, a mysterious force that ties all the things together, the heart’s memory of being in the womb and the oneness before the Big Bang. The vastness of the sky is equaled by the vastness of the heart.” Jack Kornfield
In this Ongoing group through our 5 modules we will explore love’s many faces, from love for ice-cream, romantic love and crazy love, to brotherly/sisterly love, parental love and devotional love. And let’s not forget the love for no reason. Movement practice is one of the best ways I know to embody love, as it asks for the whole body’s involvement and presence. We dance with both opening and closing of our hearts really knowing the difference and how each of these places serve us. We will continue the adventure of getting to know our emotions and what each of them has to do with loving and being loved. We use any meeting with each other on this journey as a mirror of our own heart, its emptiness and fullness, its troubles and joys, its wisdom and its innocence. As our hearts get juicy again, our sexuality is awakened in our moving bodies, so we will explore the connection between our emotional and sexual life, as well as how dance and moving meditation can serve our sexual healing.
The group will dance and dive deeper together for five modules over a year. The continuity in this type of work together with the exploratory work we do between modules creates and provides a strong, safe and supporting group space for our sharing and learning. Our life becomes our dance, and our dance becomes our life.