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Dance Healing: Fairfax, CA Community Center

with Ecstatic Dance Fairfax

Friday, Oct 26

7:30-8:30pm

Attune to your senses and discover keys to embody your presence in this playful and exploratory workshop.

with live accompaniment by Antonio Aversano

people of all physical abilities and experiences warmly welcome!

Cost* $18 Regular / $10 Student / Free with Volunteer Clean-up after Ecstatic Dance

*Includes Ecstatic Dance Pass 8:30 - 11 p.m.


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A b o u t

I am movement artist EXPLORING EMBODIED ARTS AS A WAY TO COME HOME TO OURSELVES. TO GAIN AWARENESS OF OUR SHADOWS AND INTEGRATE THEM SO WE MAY FEEL MORE ALIVE. TO CELEBRATE EVERY MOVEMENT AS A VALUABLE EXPRESSION OF OUR INNER ESSENCE. AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE ALL CONNECTED.

dance has transformed my life in incredible ways. as a young person, i believe dance saved my life. acknowledging my privilege to have trained and studied dance as an art form, i am on a mission to share it widely. i teach creative and modern dance to folx of all ages with several non-profit organizations in seattle and independently. i am grateful to have journeyed to panama, greece and singapore to learn & share dance with communities at universities, orphanages and shelters. i also create and perform dance, including as a company member of the three yells since 2014.

I created DANCE HEALING IN 2016 TO CREATE a SPACE for all people to discover a more AUTHENTIC CONNECTION TO THEMSELVES AND OTHERS. I INTEGRATE MEDITATION, DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUES THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE IN POWERFUL WAYS. MY GOAL IS TO CREATE A PERMEABLE AND SAFE CONTAINER WHERE PEOPLE OF ALL BACKGROUNDS CAN CONNECT TO THEIR FELT SENSES WHILE PRACTICING NON-JUDGEMENT. IN THIS SPACE OF ‘NO STORY’ WE DISCOVER THAT OUR BODIES ARE INCREDIBLE RESOURCES FOR HEALING AND EMPOWERMENT.

EVERY PERSON I MEET IS A TEACHER. I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING womxn WHO are extremely influential IN MY LIFE AND MY PRACTICE TODAY: DR. DANIELLE FRAENKEL WHO INTRODUCED ME TO DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY IN A method she calls “LIVING~DANCE” which upholds the inherent healing elements of dance; SONO HASHISAKI WHO SHARES HER POWERFUL GIFT FOR EMBODIED CONSCIOUSNESS WITH ME IN SEATTLE; VERONICA LEE-BAIK, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE THREE YELLS, WHO sparked SPIRITUAL CONNECTION THROUGH CHOREOGRAPHY in me; ANNE GREEN GILBERT, FOUNDER OF CREATIVE DANCE CENTER, WHO generously SHARES HER BRILLIANTLY INCLUSIVE & HOLISTIC APPROACH TO CREATIVE DANCE EDUCATION with teaching artists in seattle; kayti bouljon, director of community and education programs at pacific northwest ballet, who is a master at crafting creative structure for youth; AND DR. SHERRIE BARR WHO CATALYZED mY LOVE FOR MODERN DANCE AS AN INFLUENTIAL FORCE IN OUR INNER LIVES AND COMMUNITIES. A DEEP BOW TO EACH OF YOU.

i am based in seattle and currently living in marin county, california studying expressive arts therapy at tamalpa institute under daria and anna halprin.

Thank you for being here and dreaming with me.