DANCE With Me
I have been feeling an urgent call to step forward and share my experiences with dance at this time.
What I feel called to share is
I am calling you to
I am calling my dance and your dance forward because the message I am receiving over and over again is
the power of dance to heal our human-earth relationship.
I have experienced personally with my own body & have had the privilege of guiding and leading many, many different bodies who have also shared
the power of dance to transform our relationship with the earth.
This is not a new idea.
Indigenous & earth-based cultures all have practices that use the body: dance, music and song to heal, mend and repair the human-earth relationship.
I show up here as myself & I offer what what my body knows
because I trust in the body's wisdom
mine and yours.
I share my dance for me.
I dance because the Earth is calling, begging & pleading for us to
DANCE HER BACK
I mean the bond, the relationship
between earth and body
body and earth
If you hear this call too,
please join me
with your DANCE.
Ways I am Dancing Her Back:
I am dancing from:
- 14 years of teaching dance and yoga to people ages 4 to 88
from various movement backgrounds and abilities
nationally & internationally
-my time spent dancing abroad: in Japan studying Mikos who clear the land with dance;
in Hawaii studying Huna Shamanism
in Bali dancing with a Balinese family at sacred temples
in New Zealand talking dance with Maōri dancers & storytellers
-my dancing guides & teachers:
Dawn Akemi Saito
the Sky Dancers
the Council of Grandmothers
-my Celtic, Sicilian, and Jewish heritage