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[“YC2“] Saturday 11am, yoga centre – tickets – programme
Workshop session about Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes Dance
Programme of the session:
3) Tour study-balance
Please could participants wear white dress (white loose pants and shirt), that would be nice for the spirit of the practice.
“Come, come, whoever you are
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving
It doesn’t matter
Ours is not a caravan of despair
Even if you have broken your vows a thousand times
Come, yet again come, come.”
Alileau Alileau became Semazen in the Order of Dancers in Istanbul in the tradition of Mevlana Rumi in June 2016, following his work supporting Syrian refugees in Turkey practicing Body Arts, music and circus skills, practises of Qi-Qong, and Do-In (Self Shiatsu) After a hard training, Sheikr (master) Yakup Baba invited me to celebrate the ceremony of the benediction of trust in the Sufism path and offered my robe (whirling dance dress), to enter in the path of becoming a Semazen whirling dancer in the order of Mevlevi tradition in Istanbul of Mevlana Djalal-ud-Din RUMI.
[“YC3“] saturday 13:30 yoga centre – tickets – programme
Nataraj Meditation was devised by the mystic Osho, as an opportunity to let “the dancer become the dance.” It consists of 40 minutes free-form dancing – eyes closed as much as possible – to beautiful, wild, stirring music; then 20 minutes lying on the back, in Corpse pose; then 5 minutes more of dancing.
Natraj is the name of Shiva when he is dancing. This is a free-form, inward-looking yet fully expressive Osho moving meditation with a silent phase as well.
The dancer can become the dance…and silence blooms after movement.
That’s all; but in that time the energy moves profoundly, comes to deep watchful rest, and then rises again. One emerges all silent and reborn, the body fluid and glowing, the face like a Buddha’s.
Madhuri Z K Ewing lived in Osho’s communes from 1973 to 2003. She is a poet, artist, metaphysical healer, and meditation teacher. The most recent of her five books, The Poona Poems, came out in January. Born in California, she has lived in Hebden Bridge since 2012.
[“YC4“] saturday 4pm, yoga centre – tickets – programme
Clowning – liberate the inner dancer
Using theatre games and interactive exercises specially focused around dance we explore a space of wonder, spontaneity and authenticity.
We welcome all that emerges as we seek our unique inner clown. This an improvisational style of modern French clown based on play, openness and togetherness.
Tim Gibbons is a workshop leader of 20 years experience having previously worked as an drama and dance teacher in schools.