Dance & Intelligent Movement
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Nietzsche
The Urubu Collective
Introducing the UK’s first Ecstatic Dance Band!! The URUBU Collective! Formed in 2008, we play live music for our unique Ecstatic Dance/Moving Meditation Events.
Dance meditations are guided by Seth, a percussionist and transformational arts facilitator with over 22 years personal experience of Conscious Dance, Body Psychotherapy, Tantra and Active Meditations.
Along with various trainings in body/mind therapies. He is a certified Pulsing bodyworker, Art of Being© teacher, Tantric Trance Dance facilitator and graduate of the Humanistic Alchemy facilitator training. He brings a wealth of experience holding heart centred spaces.
Weaving transformational tools into his events, Seth and the URUBU Collective empower us to shout out, “YES!” to all that we are.
5 Rhythms with aLive and Sophia Campeau-Ferman
Movement of Being with Fanny
“Wild Grace in the Woods- 5 Rhythms and dancing delight
We will use silent disco headsets to take part in a 5 Rhythms classes out in the delicious deep green woods on site- letting us find the freedom of dancing together in areas of outstanding beauty- with no noise pollution to the surrounding environment. The 5 Rhythms is a dynamic movement practice that ignites creativity, connection, and community. Classes are taught by accredited 5 Rhythms facilitator Tess Howell. There are no steps to learn, nothing to get right, just being with our own body as we move to the music. No dance experience is necessary. Please note places are limited to 22 participants per session due to headset numbers.
Contact Improvisation ~ with Richard Parker
Richard Parker began dancing Contact Improvisation in 2006. Since then he has extensively explored this form with many inspiring international teachers from around the world, including Nita Little, Andrew Harwood, Ray Chung, Martin Keogh, Scott Wells, Benno Voorham, Joerg Hassmann & Daniel Werner and has been teaching himself for over 6 years. His focus is on developing effortless movement without force that brings both energy and listening into the dance. Using a grounded and relaxed approach he enjoys sharing his understanding of the principle movements within CI as a way into finding a deep and real connection within ourselves. For Richard CI is all about connectivity, co-creation, trust, support, awareness, presence and committing to the moment and how through this practice we can embody these principles into our lives.
Arc improvised movement workshops
We all have the innate potential to discover new creative and collaborative ways of being. Our habits can serve this unfolding or inhibit it, at times we need to stabilise and center ourselves, at other times we need to leap into the unknown. This movement work is not about what it looks like to others, but about its authenticity and capacity to nourish ourselves and our ability to relate ‘whole heartedly’, while deepening our spontaneous connection with the qualities of play and imagination.
Arc is inspired by the work of many movers and therapists including Adler, Jung, Natalie and Carol Rogers, Gabriel Roth, Anna Halprin and Arnold Mindell. This is your invitation to continually grow into more freedom and connectedness in daily life.
sometimes without music
contacting the human-animal body
inspired by Authentic Movement
from body work into movement
fostering connection with others and the environment
in contact with the earth and others
inspired by Contact Improvisation and Transformational body work
developing and following what’s new and unfolding
playful and spontaneous
stretching the edges of what’s known
facilitating multi-media artistic enquiry
inspired by performance, poetry and visual art making
Andy and Julia teach the Brazilian folk dance of Forró which is danced in pairs to the uplifting sounds of the accordian, triangle and drum and with lyrics that take you on a journey to the north east of Brazil where it all began.
The dance is simple to learn, and lots of fun. Everyone is welcome to give it a go, and to discover there is no greater feeling than dancing cheek to cheek to the wonderful Brazilian rhythms.
Come and join us!
Dancing Freedom with Sophie
Dancing Freedom is a guided movement meditation practice inspired by the five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether. We all dance, every time we take a breath. It’s something everyone – men, women, children and elders can all do and done together, as a community it builds joy, ease and confidence. (At Colourfest this year, we will be offering a facilitated dance space for children and adults to dance together!) IT FEELS GOOD. It feels like FREEDOM.
About Sophie: http://www.dancingfreedom.com/tag/sophie-bolton/
Witnessing the uninterrupted flow of a small child dancing – totally random and totally natural; a pure expression of play, gives Sophie inspiration every time she holds a session. Teaching yoga asana, meditation and relaxation since 2009, dancing 5 rhythms since 2003, Sophie has always had, as far back as she can remember, a deep desire to dance/move to music as soul-food. It brings her the greatest pleasure to facilitate/DJ Dancing Freedom as a form of meditation and soul nurturing to all ages (since 2014).