Meredith Davies was the first teacher to start a weekly 5Rhythms class in Melbourne in 2003. Five years later Madhuma Thompson began a second weekly class and initiated a monthly Sweat Your Prayers, and now more than a decade later, with Meredith’s husband David Juriansz joining the teaching field, they have grown a huge dancing tribe. The weekly ‘Tuesday Tsunami Wave’ in North Fitzroy may be one of the biggest weekly 5R classes in the world ~ a pulsating, deep ride for over 150 dancers. With sometimes 6 classes a week, workshops with international teachers, 3 local teachers and more in training, Melbourne is a vibrant 5Rhythms dance community.
‘We’re constantly changing and any practice meant to serve our authenticity should reflect our fluid nature.’ Gabrielle Roth
This workshop is your invitation to plunge deeply through the waves into an exploration of fluidity in the body, and the embodiment of all that it means to be flowing, juicy, permeable, and soluble.
During this five day workshop we’ll explore ‘the big blue’ as our outer and internal landscapes, drawing on the 5Rhythms as our map for navigating the internal and external seas. From our watery beginnings in the vast oceans, we’ll track our movement development. From our soft internal pre-spinal jellyfish and cephalopod selves in the womb, through to the development of our bones, spine and the limbs that shape us, our thinking, and our movement as mammals.
This will be a nourishing, intimate and deeply explorative workshop. No dance experience is necessary - all welcome to join. This is a spiralling, experiential learning process, where you move at your own pace, where you can work on your own individual exploration as well as being an integral member of the group - co-creating our inquiry, and ultimately our body of knowledge.
St Ambrose Hall
3 Dawson Street, Brunswick
$60 prepay ($70 at door if available)
5Rhythms is a catalytic dance practice, based on the creative flow of nature. Dancing each of the rhythms Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness offers us a map for understanding our body’s own inner waves, the rhythms of nature, and the rhythms of the creative process.
In 2019 we are continuing to work and rework through the book by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes - Women Who Run with the Wolves. We will be working with one archetypal feminine story at a time - and using it as our basis for an embodied inquiry and dance. Running with Wolves - Women's 5Rhythms - offers us a monthly ritual to honour ourselves, and our sisters.
This is the last story left to complete our book - and the last story of the book - The Handless Maiden. Let's finish this together.
Just like the wolf, the female psyche has often been misunderstood, feared, and hunted to near extinction. Only now is the feminine way of being returning to our awareness.
In this workshop we'll be reminded of our cyclic nature, of the ebbs and flows of our creativity and of our spiralling unfolding pathway of our lives. We’ll dance and move together, to embody and reconnect with our physicality and to witness and honour this with our sisters.
This is your invitation to track the movements and desires of your animal self, your deeper wisdom and to return to your fur-covered sensing self. This is your invitation to listen deeply. Do you hear the call?REGISTER TODAY!