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Bodysong Workshop “Break the Silence” – Sat 17th September

“Break the Silence” – a Bodysong experience where “my body and my voice give full expression to al that I am” 
In this workshop we will explore the art of singing for ourselves while we dance. The body gives full expression to who we are and what we feel and the vocal cords give voice to our purest emotions. Sound moves energy. You’re moving energy out of the locked places in your body. Movement moves energy too.. Making sound enables you to release emotions and trapped energy you didn’t even know were blocked. With live drumming the energy in the room is different to when we use recorded music. 
“Singing for and from the body surrenders me completely into  the movement. I become the music and the dance – there is no escape.”
  • Date: Saturday, 17th September
  • Time: 1 – 3.30pm
  • Cost: R250
  • Sign up: 082 462 4844 or sign up now!
Leán Coetzer has a background as a professional dancer, choreographer and performance artist.  She recently qualified as a Voice Movement Therapy Practitioner. 
“Since discovering the power of the voice, I have found yet another avenue of artistic fulfilment.
My aim is to allow my body to speak to me – to feel everything. When I surrender to my movement and my voice, I am able to able to move into a deeply meditative state.”
www.bodysong.co.za and www.leancoetzer.co.za
Voice Movement Therapy (VMT) is an expressive arts therapy that integrates vocal sound, movement, breathing, imagery, improvisation and song to express all the different aspects of who you are. It offers a safe and grounded approach to explore and embody your feelings, to expand your voice, and to creatively give expression to your story.
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West African Dance session – Saturday 24th September

✶ WEST AFRICAN DANCE SESSION WITH LIVE DRUMMING ✶
WEEKEND OF 24th SEPTEMBER
A high-spirited, high-powered dance experience for letting go and free body and mind to the traditional rhythm of western Africa – just for the fun of it! 

Join Vera Ephraim, a celebrated Nigerian Award wining Dancer, Choregrapher and international Actress who has worked with Lavelle Smith Jr.(Micheal Jackson and Beyounce’s choreographer) and collaborated also with the likes of Orlando Julius, Hugh Masakela and Femi Kuti. Vera has starred, co-starred and guest starred in theatre, film, television,Tv commercials, music videos and Radio. Since in South Africa, she has featured in top drama series like Generations, Intersextions, Jacobs Cross and played the role of Ayo in Lifestyles, a Nigerian soap opera. She is the CEO,founder/artistic director of Vera’s Danse Hauz. www.thisisvera.com

This workshop session is open to anybody – no previous experience is necessary.
Date: Saturday 24th September
Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm
Cost: R250

Sign up: ✆ 082 462 48440 or Email

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Creative Movement class for Kids – Sat, 3rd October

✶ KIDS CREATIVE MOVEMENT CLASS ✶
Saturday, 3rd October
Music, movement, doodling and dancing – with ages 5 – 9/10 – for both boys and girls.

Creative movement supports children’s natural development by using physical exercise to enhance coordination, awareness and endurance. Fun fine- and gross-motor skill games guide the children to make healthy and happy choices by learning how to listen to their bodies.

They will listen to music, doodle, learn simple choreography, dance, play games and learn about the body – each class has a focus which is then threaded through all the elements of the class to give the kids an embodied learning experience.

Jenny Barenbrug is a Nia Brown Belt teacher with many years of teaching experience  – she is excited and passionate about crafting creative movement experiences for children so the connection to movement and body mind connection is nurtured at a young age thus setting the children up for a life of movement and feeling good!

Date: Saturday, 3rd October
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: R100 per child (R80 siblings)
Sign up: ✆ 082 391 9094 or email Jenny and sign up now!

 

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