- Thu 7th Feb 2019, 7pm – 9pm
- The Psychedelic Society, Greenhouse, 8 Mackintosh Lane, London, UK
- Facebook event
Elemental Dance is an imaginative journey into working with the different elements, through dancing and playfully seeking out there qualities & rhythms. It’s an evening to dive into your own juicy movement & expression and co-create a little bit of elemental alchemy through dancing.
Key Words: Sense, Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Spirit, Dance, Expression, Creativity, Play, Connection, Community, Nature, Cycles, Seasons, Alchemy.
The energies of the different elements can feel familiar or foreign to us depending on what rhythms we cultivate or have space for in our lives.
This workshop is about exploring the elements and understanding how they affect us whilst also being a creative tool to open up our movement.
It can be a great way to drop into the rhythms of nature and how each element can relate to different cycles within our lives, be it seasonal, monthly, yearly or moon cycles.
Elemental dance is also a wonderful way to connect with the senses. There will be an altar with something to represent each element, and participants can touch, feel & interact with.
This space is held with the spirit of giving permission to ourselves, there is no right or wrong way, only the landscape of experience and curiosity as we shape-shift through embodying the elements.
Elemental Dance (Formerly known as Psychedelic Movement) has been influenced and inspired by a number of different practices that Alana herself regularly participates in, including Contact Impro, Movement Meditation, Yoga, Physical Theatre, Cacao Ceremony’s, Somatic Bodywork, Rolfing, Five Rhythms, Ecstatic Dance and many more.
∞ Alana Bloom works as part of the Psychedelic Society and has been running various different movement and dance journeys over the past year in Bristol & London. She is an Artist, Performer & Facilitator passionate about embodiment, creativity, physical expression, ecology, myth and natural cycles. She works with a number of other artists and facilitators to create transformative creative experiences, workshops and retreats. She is currently preparing for a five day run of her solo show Artemis at the Vaults Festival and producing a number of retreats from March up till September 2019. For more information check her website www.alanabloom.co.uk ∞
What people have said about Alana’s Movement Journeys:
'Just wow, this was absolutely incredible and not what I was expecting at all! I love ecstatic dance and was intrigued, and what I found was something that fused ecstatic dance, with poetry, story and art! Alana weaves a magical narrative that sweeps your imagination along and I was surprised how emotionally involved I got - I really felt her visual imagery surround me, it was wonderful and freeing. it feels like exploring Alana's VR world that was carefully designed to lift you up and make your soul sing. She made beautiful visual and poetic choices and takes you to places where you can access parts of yourself you may have forgotten were there - I certainly did. 10/10!' - Jessica Legon
'I enjoyed the journey we were taken on, as well as the music and found the experience quite powerful, very physical, liberating, calming, maybe even transforming.' - Colette Ozanne
Limited to 20 Spaces
Thursday 7th of February
7pm - 9pm
Please bring water, clothes to move in and if you would like to put something on the Altar.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries using the subject title 'Dance Journey.'