Return ....to the natural rhythm of life
Dance inparticular embodies one of our most primal relationships to the universe, It is pre-verbal, beginning before words can be formed. Creativity, and imagination as agents of wellness and their consistent and central presence In ancient cultures, humans danced to express themselves, transform, and reconnect with nature, community, and the sacred.
The expressive arts combine the visual arts,dance, movement, theatre, drama, music, writing and other creative processes to foster personal development. Over recent years, there has been a growing understanding of the impact that taking part in the arts can have on health and wellbeing , the arts can improve the health of people who experience mental emotional or physical health problems. ( Much of this information can be found In 2007, the Department of Health’s Review of Arts and Health).
Workshop : Authentic Andalusian Gypsy Flamenco (dance as therapy) workshops starting in winter.
All that is needed from the dancer is to rely on their own wisdom, something inherited from an age-old tradition, feel the rhythm of his own heart beat and let that guide with his own interpretation, and with natural instinct.There is a release in spontaneous dancing that does not exist in academic, choreographed dancing, finding your 'duende' is finding the heart of Flamenco.
Pressure will be absolutely EXCLUDED from these workshops: styling, demands, pressures, perfections, competitiveness... INCLUDED in the workshops: diversity, feelings, freedoms, tolerance, imperfections, understanding, emotions.
Adult Holistic health Workshops coming soon:
Specialist Practitioner 'Dance for Parkinsons'.
Sound Therapist -Sound for health.
Stepping into health NHS recognised, lifestyle and fitness and wellbeing.
Authentic Andalusian Gypsy Flamenco (dance therapy)
Dance Theatre 'Physical Theatre' workshops, clowning, Burlesque.
Expressive Art workshops .
More details about the workshops will be provided at a later date.
All people have the right to have
creative and expressive lives and everybody has the capacity to dance and move in their own unique way, expressing themselves and making meaning through dance and by engaging with it, every individual has a creative and powerful contribution to
Challenging aesthetic norms and broadening perceptions of who can dance, what dance is, and what it might be.
Dancing is for everyone! kick off your boots!
Just Clowning around
Movement and Rhythm
Dalcroze 'art of eurhythmics' method the first form of 'dance therapy' to be accepted by the medical profession in Britain.Professor Gertrud Bodenwieser, the 'first teacher of modern dance' in Europe, on Francois Delsarte, Emil Jaques-Dalcroze and Rudolf Laban .Delsarte was the first dance pedagogue to appreciate how important it is for a human being to be in control of his bodily movements. Born in the early 19th century, he was a keen theatre-goer, but deplored the 'artificial' movements and gestures used by contemporary actors on the stage. Son of a medical doctor, he began a methodical investigation into where human movement originates, its potential for psychological development and its value as a diagnostic tool. Sadly all his papers were lost in a fire towards the end of his life, but his students helped Ted Shawn to write the remarkable book 'Every Little Movement'Dalcroze is a name which quickly acquires meaning for every ballet dancer around the world, for it is his teaching on rhythm, especially rhythm expressed through bodily movement, which has been incorporated into every known classical ballet teaching system for over a century. And of course, through great teachers like Shawn, Ruth St Denis and Martha Graham, it is incorporated into contemporary dance education also. A primary focus for Dalcroze throughout his life was 'the need for rhythmic education:
Native American traditions were not based on a fixed set of beliefs or on an interpretation of sacred writings, but on the knowledge of the rhythm of life which they received through the observation of Nature. And what they observed is that there are no straight lines in Nature , all of Nature expresses itself in circular patterns.
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