The Alchemy of Stillness
The heart has an electro-magnetic field over 5000 times greater than that of the brain. It beats more than 100,000 times a day. It has an extraordinary power and is the home of our instincts and the wise elder within who teaches us about the power of love. This is movement medicine for the heart. Through seeking emotional fluidity in movement, we are re-learning and developing the intelligence and animal instincts we were born with. Our hearts hold many stories and dreams, all of which we are capable of transforming into high-energy fuel for positive action and creative living.We will work with the four domains of the heart as a medicine wheel. They are the domains of Courage, Integrity, Surrender and Gratitude. Our journey will lead us to the centre of the heart where wisdom and compassion reside. This alchemical process works directly with the physical structure of the body to strengthen our core and create energetic support for the heart. Through this process, we will dispel ancient shadows and recover the instinctive and intuitive power of the embodied heart. Part of our work is the creation of a temple of installations. These will form the landscape we call The Alchemist’s Garden, in which we will spend the whole last night of the workshop in ceremony. In this garden of possibility, the dancer is able to create the appropriate alchemical mixture for purification, healing and dancing prayer.
Forthcoming dates: to be confirmed