Introduction to Embodied Dance Movement with Daniel Rojas, Sep 29
Saturday, September 29, 2018
1pm - 3pm
Embodied Dance is a unique methodology created by Daniel "Sonic" Rojas from an accumulation of more than 25 years experience as a professional dancer and movement enthusiast, through intense self practice and a deepening journey of experiencing movement in a holistic way. Drawing from personal, channeled dance energy and inspiration from qi gong, martial arts, yoga, calisthenics, breakdance, active meditations and more, this experiential & intuitive art form brings together different forms of movement, musicality and emotions, as a means to inspire greater understanding of the human form through dance, rhythm and body awareness practices. Embodied Dance has many levels and sub styles, contributing to its rich, extensive and profound capacity as a unique movement methodology. Existing within the Embodied Dance curriculum are different substyles including:
- ED:Fit Flow (mobility, strength, creative calisthenics, animalistic movements)
- ED:Open (opening the body, preparing for performances, preventing injury)
- ED:Ground (incorporating floor work into movement)
- ED:Express (embodiment of emotion through movement)
- ED:Align (creative and purposeful yoga sequences for dancers/movers)
Using creative combinations of oscillations, breath and movement, Introduction to Embodied Dance opens and inspires the body to communicate feelings through movement - connecting body, mind, heart and feelings into one. You do not need to be a dancer to enjoy this workshop - it can even take your yoga and other movement-based practices to a deeper level!
Whether you are a professional dancer or otherwise, this art form not only shows you how to be creative within your own technique, but how to go beyond technique, using the least amount of energy, opening the mind to creativity and the body to feeling. Embodied Dance is a powerful practice that invites free movement within the whole body, aligns energy centres and allows the practitioner to feel inspired, open, energised, and at the deepest level, it becomes a healing modality, an understanding, a personal experience.
As Embodied Dance is such a rich and multi-layered methodology, an Introduction to Embodied Dance offers a taste of several Embodied Dance concepts in one experience. This introductory workshops is an intentional journey, carrying the flavor of a continuous active meditation and often leaves participants highly energised, inspired, in awe of their experience and craving for more.
No dance experience is necessary and all levels and backgrounds are welcome!
Use promotion code EMBODIED when you pay by September 1 for $10 off.
ABOUT DANIEL ROJAS
Daniel "Sonic" Rojas, professional dancer, yoga practitioner and movement expert, has been dancing, performing and moving for more than 25 years. He is known around the world for his creativity and individual way of expressing himself by telling stories through dance and intelligent movement. His rich experience includes several World, European and Scandinavian Championships in breakdance, touring for more than 15 years with reputable, contemporary dance companies in Europe, performing in world acclaimed physical theatre productions, dancing for Queens, Kings and Presidents, and inspiring millions to dance through his performances, battles, workshops and life story.
Combining his experiential journey as a professional dancer/performer and dedicated self-practice with movement & awareness, Daniel has created his own style that he calls Embodied Dance, a unique methodology that has been recognised by the University of Science of Sports and Anatomy in Cologne, Germany, as one of the most complete movement art forms offered internationally.
Embodied Dance dissolves the boundaries between different movement cultures with the aim of giving individuals a unique way of expressing themselves, connecting to feeling through movement, developing an intelligent practice and ultimately self healing. Embodied Dance has many levels and sub styles, contributing to its rich, extensive and profound capacity as a unique movement methodology. Contributing to its immense accessibility, Embodied Dance can be offered across multi levels of practitioners from professional dancers to non-dancers, across age groups, movement disciplines, as team building events, for dance academies, yoga centres and festivals. Daniel shares Embodied Dance and its sublevels worldwide, as well as continues to perform, battle and judge international events and to share private sessions and immersions.