Istanbul | Thursdays | 19:15-21:30
Regular sessions: I run FreedomDANCE sessions most Thursday evenings from 7:15pm to 9:30pm at Tiyatro7 (Alara İş Merkezi, Osmanlı sokak No:11/3, Kazancı Yokuşu, Gümüşsuyu Mah., Taksim). For more info, please check Facebook: ‘FreedomDance Anadolu & Slow Yoga’ or write to dance[at]voiceofshade.net.
Each session is unique, with different themes, music, and teaching. The core focus of the sessions is on what is variously called conscious movement, movement & meditation, and ecstatic dance. My own version includes working with deep principles of improvisation, spontaneous choreography, presence, soul psychology (working with the imagination, archetypes, rituals, animist ideas and myth) and, sometimes, performative aspects of improvisation. I work with extraordinary music and a notion of sustainable energy. The work is non-judgmental and about expanding our individual possibilities through movement, opening and expression, and it is inherently self-therapeutic - enabling us perhaps to better handle our psychosomatic knots. I also aim to link movement, breath and voice so that our breath and voices can be more embodied and free. We move a lot and I aim for each session to be exciting and challenging.
Address: Tiyatro7, Alara İş Merkezi, Osmanlı sokak No:11/3, Kat. 1 (Kazancı Yokuşu) (5 minutes walk from Taksim), Istanbul (Turkey)
Contact: +90 533 764 3732,
Cambridge | Fridays | 19:00 - 21:00
Join this class to have a taste of freedom and take that sensation into your life!
• Freedom to move your body without learned steps or routines;
• Freedom to let go of comparisons, judgments and criticisms;
• Freedom to be yourself and connect with others.
Each time, your dance is your unique experience. And yet, it is done in a great company. You get lots of permission to do what’s true for you and enough support be reassured and relaxed.
Our class is a shared journey through a dance cycle:
· First, we open our bodies to move with breath, weight, space and each other;
· Then, we let our dance develop and transform, releasing old patterns and finding new ways to move and relate to ourselves and others;
· Finally, there is time to integrate our experience through sharing our dance and being present to our own sensations and our connection with the rest of the room.
There are exercises and guidance to encourage your curiosity and learning; there is also space to dance without any instructions, to process what you have learnt… and just for the fun of it! There is great music, that is specially selected for each session, to serve us throughout the class.
Cost: £12 (£10 concession)
Address: St Paul's Primary School, Coronation Street, Cambridge CB2 1HJ
Next time when I teach: 24 Nov 2017
London | Fridays | 19:30 - 21:45
'Put the psyche into motion and it will heal itself' - Gabrielle Roth
An open class for gay 5Rhythms® dancers and friends.
An invitation to dance the 5Rhythms® moving meditation through the landscape of our being. Creative and fun - no steps to learn. Instead we listen to our own body through movement and expand our physical vocabulary in relationship to both ourselves and others in the group. The Rhythms - flow, staccato, chaos, lyrical & stillness form a map to help us let go into the process and move our energy down from the mental chatter of the head and thus feel and move with spontaneous expression.
Cost: £12 (£10 low wage/concession)
Address: The Dance Studio, Central YMCA, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NQ
Next time when I teach: 22 Dec 2017
with Alex Svoboda
Cambridge | Saturdays | 10:30 - 12:00
An affordable, inclusive, family friendly dance session for everyone, whatever age, dance experience or ability.
We welcome young children as well as elders and everyone in between!
Times: Alternate Saturday mornings 10.30am -12 noon - Doors open at 10.15am for a 10.30am start.
Cost: Adult £8, Concession adults £6, 1st child £4, 2nd child £3, 3rd child £2
Address: St Paul's C of E Primary School Coronation Street, Cambridge CB2 1HJ
Next class: 6 Jan 2018