Classes where we teach

freedomDANCE @ cambsdance

| 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 Philip's Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3AN

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Nexus 2

| tuesdays | 18:45 - 21:45

an on-going group
with Alex Svoboda
Cambridge, November 2018 – April 2019

Registration

For information and registration, please contact Di Hinds by private message on Facebook or by emailing [email protected]

What is this about?

freedomDANCE sessions are not dance classes as such.

Yes, we move to the music. Yes, we sweat. Yes, we dance with commitment and abandon…

And yet, what we do is much more elusive, subtle and mystical than perfecting dance routines. We are establishing connections. And our dance floor is the nexus of these connections.

This on-going group will be dedicated to honouring the connection between what we practice physically on the dance floor and what we begin to practice in our relationships in life. We will be celebrating the dance’s ability to change our life for the better!

We will dance fully in a company of the same people and we will invite the best things that the dance offers so generously into our everyday life.

Dates

  • 20 November
  • 18 December
  • 15 January
  • 5 March
  • 2 April
  • 7 April (Community Dance)
  • 30 April

You need to intend to come to all sessions and commit to at least five evening sessions.

Venue

St Paul’s CE Primary School
Coronation Street
Cambridge CB2 1HJ

Venue for Community Dance to be confirmed.

Times

Doors open and music playing at 18:45. Sessions finish at 21:45.

The Community Dance on 7 April will begin at 16:00 and is expected to last for up to 2.5 hours, followed by shared food.

Cost

£100 for all sessions.

Early bird price of £85 if paid in full by 20 October.

Community Dance is a free event. Any donations will be received with gratitude.

Address: St Paul's Primary School, Coronation Street, Cambridge, CB2 1HJ, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 7989 353 602,

Planetary Dance

| tuesdays | 19:00 - 22:00

This free event that is open to public is part of Nexus, an on-going group with Alex Svoboda. Over the course of several months we will be exploring different levels of relationships through movement, including our belonging to community. On 23 September we will expand our notion of community to include the whole Planet and invite our families, friends and anyone else to join the Planetary Dance, a community ritual of peace and collective healing.

About the Planetary Dance

Since Anna Halprin designed the Planetary Dance over 30 years ago, it has been held in almost 50 countries around the world. Anna has been extremely supportive and happy about Alex’s taking the Planetary Dance to Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and United Arab Emirates. Now, the time has come to dance it in Cambridge!

If we were to believe Anna Halprin, 97, who lives and teaches in California, ‘peace is the most important thing that we have’:

  • Peace between countries and nations
  • Peace with oneself
  • Peace of the whole humankind with their Planet, with the Earth…

When Anna was 51, she almost died of cancer. She promised then that if she is given the gift of life she would fill her life and work with meaning. Anna is 97 now. She still teaches classes in her home, regularly offers longer workshops, directs performances and appears in them herself! She is still committed to that promise. She is not taking on projects that are just ‘interesting’. Instead, she creates art that serves the purpose of healing – personal and collective – through movement. The Planetary dance is a dance of healing and renewal of community that she would like to leave behind as her legacy.

This dance unites people of all ages and physical abilities in a process that has a clear intention. It gives each participant a voice, an opportunity to raise a particular issue that is very personal for them and at the same time has a meaning for the whole humanity. The collective power of dance is used as a catalyst for solving those problems.

The Planetary Dance is accessible for everyone who can run, walk or even just stand or sit. It is suitable for children, seniors and people with disabilities.

The members of our on-going group will form a nucleus of the Planetary Dance. This will help everyone else to participate, even those who have never danced or done any movement practices. Join us! Become part of this dance of peace and healing.

Cost: There’s no fee for taking part in this dance. Any donations towards the cost of the venue hire will be received with gratitude.

Address: To be announced, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 7989 353 602,