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Bodysong Workshop – Saturday, 23rd July

Dance and Voicing experience with live percussion … explore the art of singing and dancing with the drum as true individual expression enables harmony within the group.
“Singing for and from the body surrenders me completely into  the movement. I become the music and the dance – there is no escape.”

A collaboration between conscious drummer Nidhi Chaitow and Voice Movement therapist, Léan Coetzer, creating an experience where dancers fully participate in the rhythm with shakers, voice and body – a deeply meditative experience.

Join Leán and Nidhi for this unique sound and movement experience.

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. There is an aliveness, a response between drummer and dancer which creates a conversation – there is space for relationship…
  • Date: Saturday, 23rd July
  • Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
  • 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
Nidhi Chaitow is a conscious counsellor and drumming therapist. She works with individuals and with diverse groups, offering workshops, counselling, and therapeutic drumming circles. Essentially, Nidhi’s life’s work helps to empower people with self-awareness, to reach their fullest potential, and to find and celebrate their own unique rhythm.
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.
Rhythm song July

Creative Movement class for Kids – Sat 30th July

Saturday, 30th July
Music, movement, doodling and dancing – with ages 5 – 9/10.

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 maybe even have a short story!

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, 30th July
Time: 12noon – 1pm
Cost: R100 per child (R80 siblings)
Sign up: ✆ 082 391 9094 or email Jenny and sign up now!


Creative Movement for Kids JULY