This platform is aimed to explore physics and motion to understand our own center of gravity. These workshops provide a better understanding of the circulation of breath and energy through the body and its relation to movement.
Olé Siam is a Flamenco platform aiming to create a community in Thailand to share and spread a better understanding of this one and only form of art that communicates through dance and music to reveal the 'duende'... the true being that lives in all of us, one's spirit.
In Flamenco, duende refers to having and working from the soul at a heightened state of emotion that comes from inside as expression and authenticity. A term set by the beloved poet and songwriter Federico Garcia Lorca who writes: "The duende, then, is a power, not a work. It is a struggle, not a thought. I have heard an old maestro of the guitar say, 'The duende is not in the throat; the duende climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.'
Carla Soledad Rivera, Founder.
This workshop is for EVERYONE, whether you have been hula hooping since your childhood days or you have never been able to get the hang of it! When people realize they can learn hoop technique at any age it can be a catalyst for increased learning and exploration in all aspects of life. The benefits of hooping span the physical, mental, and spiritual realms but you will have to attend a workshop to find out for yourself. Learn the movement, or just shake your hoop!
The magic of belly dancing.
Come and enjoy this opportunity to dance your feminine shake energy. As woman we get power from air and water, the feminine, elegant and mysterious. In this session we will work on the second chakra which represents intuition, to feel liquid dance with the hips. We will also be working on the fourth chakra which represents expression, playfulness and freedom. Dance is the best medicine for the body and mind. Lets transform movement into art.
Capoeira is a martial art that combines elements of fight, acrobatics, music, dance and rituals in a very elegant and magnetic way.
The uniqueness of Capoeira will give your body physical strength, power and flexibility and your mind self-confidence, concentration, courage and creativity. However, the only way to truly understand the magnetism of Capoeira is to see it and try it yourself. Capoeira, through its specific movements, contributes significantly to the improvement of the various basic physical qualities.
Victoria Bonis presents this workshop as a part of DanceLab: a result of her work evolving over many years of her professional career as a dancer and teacher in multicultural related fields. Victoria developed this dance laboratory to share her knowledge and the experience of dance as the best medicine for the body and mind. DanceLab's method is based on 7 different techniques including contemporary, Arabic, flamenco, jazz, pilates, yoga, tai-chi, stretching of the meridians and sound healing.
Dance is a source of knowledge, a form of union, of essential
communication and connection with our own vital energy as a
manifestation of what we feel. In ancient cultures it had a ritual
connotation, it was an expression of joy and gratitude, it was much more than touching, that's why Ivan want to transmit flamenco from a much deeper and authentic space.
An individualized workshop designed for the performer, dancer or actor and anyone dealing with audiences small and large.
An opportunity to explore and understand corporal and psyche connections to space and environment.
Sircle Dance is an innovative class using principals of yoga and dance to explore, develop, and integrate the body, mind, and spirit. Join Sircle if you want to feel a little more, sweat a little more, release a little more, break free a little more...
Traditionally in Africa dance along with story, song and ritual
was part of the seamless fabric of life. Traditional dance movements and sequences were often drawn from observations of the external world, the elements of nature and the everyday movements of people. Many movements imitate movements of animals and others derive from community activities especially agricultural work/chores (digging, plowing, sowing, sieving, harvesting). Dances are done to produce rain, crops, to increase health, to worship and pray to certain deities, to mark rites of passage (birth, adulthood, death), to tell stories, to show off certain skills and to celebrate special occasions.
Certain dances can developed qualities of strength, of power
and of sharpness and others can bring out qualities of softness
and yielding. African Dance come from a people who have not separated spirituality from everyday life. It is a form of communication which expresses and celebrates emotions, beliefs, ideas, daily activities and other life experiences.