“a radical form of surrender, a ritual of shattering” Gabrielle Roth (Maps of Ecstasy) The driving impulse behind this reflection is my ongoing exploration of the 5 Rhythms (a movement practice developed by Gabrielle Roth and today danced by thousands of individuals all over the globe). As Gabrielle writes in the introduction of her firstContinue reading “Reflecting on the 5 Rhythms”
The sacred art of whirling dervishes The last period has been saturated for me; the death of my father and the completion of 10 years long Ph.D. project left me emotionally numb. On the one hand grief and the other hand excitement of completion – seemed as if the two opposites have canceled each otherContinue reading “A dance of remembrance”
The Material for Spine is an outcome of many years of curious movement exploration by Steve Paxton, skillfully compiled in a video presentation. It is a system with ideokinetic imagery and exercises that allows connection with one’s spine, the part of our body, which is the most unseen.
Gaga – a movement language: where dancers are guided through ‘movement-igniting’ metaphors to rediscover dancing.
I write this in the times of COVID-19 pandemic, where the lock-downs and social distancing has affected almost the whole globe; resulting in closing down dance schools, courses, gatherings, retreats and festivals. However, for me personally the lock-down has been brightened up by generous initiative of German Acogny, and her school Ecole de Sables (inContinue reading “Tribute to the living legend”
Tribute to Gabrielle Roth Two year ago, a visiting teacher on a modern dance class introduced the 5 rhythms warm-up, moving through head to toes, dancing body parts on rhythmic percussions. Without saying its name or revealing its history, the teacher just guided us through the dance. It stood out for me, from many otherContinue reading “5 Rhythms”