Wake The We!

A guided transformative dance experience to Move Separately As One.


Sacred Movements is a ritual, tribe-building dance practice. It is a moving meditation for the purpose to connect as a group. The core practice is an improvisational based free-form flow. It honors ancient community ceremonies, celebrates the joy of moving together and weaves a new modern tribe. 

 

The practice guides the group through a series of 9 movements. The movements and practice are influenced by the wisdom of numerological typologies: numerology and enneagram. 

 

The Movements: 

  1. Breath - To become conscious of our state of being through breath. To sync up our breath as a tribe.

  2. Contact - To connect with another being or thing. To exchange energy.

  3. Flow - To move through space without hesitation. To quiet the mind by being in flow state. 

  4. Pattern - To consciously choose to create a pattern. To become aware of how our patterns affect our environment.

  5. Shift - To pivot in the direction of movement. To shift our perspective.

  6. Weave - To weave the people and relationships in our lives together.

  7. Expand - To allow others to expand ourselves. 

  8. Alter - To alter the movement and state of another being. To become altered by our environment. 

  9. Empty - To empty our being of form to allow in the fullness of the next cycle. 

 

What to expect:

  1. Opening Ceremony

    • Welcome Meditation

    • Breathwork

    • Tribal Warm-Up

  2. Core Practice

    • The Flow

  3. The Integration

    • Moving Meditative Cool Down

    • Closing Circle


 

Influenced by the following techniques:

  • Viewpoints - A technique of composition that acts as a medium for thinking about and acting upon movement, gesture and creative space. Originally developed in the 1970s by master theater artist and educator Mary Overlie, the Viewpoints has been studied and practiced for decades in theatre and dance. The seed of the entire work is found in the simple act of standing in space. From this perspective the participant is invited to notice the lexicon of daily experience. The information of SPACE, the experience of TIME, the familiarity of SHAPES, the qualities and rules of kinetics in MOVEMENT, the ways of logics, that STORIES are formed and the states of being and emotional exchanges that constitute the process of COMMUNICATION between living creatures.

  • Tribal Dance - an ancient practice involving rhythmic drumming to connect a group of people through the “heartbeat” of the drum.

  • Ecstatic - a practice in shamanism to alter consciousness.

  • 5Rhythms -  a movement meditation practice that draws from indigenous and world traditions using tenets of shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophy. It also draws from Gestalt therapy, the human potential movement and transpersonal psychology. Fundamental to the practice is the idea that everything is energy, and moves in waves, patterns and rhythms. Roth describes the practice as a soul journey, and says that by moving the body, releasing the heart, and freeing the mind, one can connect to the essence of the soul, the source of inspiration in which an individual has unlimited possibility and potential.

  • Contact Improv - A form of improvised dancing that involves the exploration of one's body in relationship to others. It uses the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness. Drawing from aikido, a martial art form, contact Improvisation plays with the artistry of falling off balance, counterbalance, finding the shelves of the body, learning the mechanics of the body in order to handle someone else's weight or be lifted, breathing techniques, and can involve the art of getting to know your partner past the physical point through the physicality.

 

All Levels Welcome

 

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