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*Notice: No Dance Class AUG 30th*
Thanks to all who joined Namory and I, and New Moon Ensemble on July 15th!
It is essential that we create occasions for inter-cultural celebration, recognizing and celebrating the gift of sharing and learning from one another across cultures. It is my great pleasure to be able to collectively bring healing vibes to our community, through music and dance.
May we all use our creative fire, as Alana Fairchild so eloquently puts it,
“to burn new ideas of love, healing and transcendent hope onto the world stage.”
In a large nutshell, Embody the Rhythm is undergoing a renovation.
Recently I’ve begun…
- Leading modern community rituals, baby blessing ceremonies and healing rituals with dance and drumming. Contact me if interested.
- Volunteer teaching dance and drumming at Longcreek Youth Detention Center, alongside inspiring leader Anne Esguerra (yoga therapy), and through the incredible program Maine Inside Out.
- Developing some of our collaborative classes for women at the Maine Correctional Center.
- Offering individualized private and small group movement lessons, to help folks get “unstuck”, work through inhibitions and find their freedom of movement. Contact me if interested.
- Developing a women’s empowerment retreat along with Anne at Horizon Line , and Clara at Prevention.Action.Change. Think, embodiment yoga therapy, self-love-based dance and movement, empowerment self defense… Stay tuned!
- Designing a very exciting new program to facilitate intercultural music and dance collaborations in local high schools, based on my college thesis project, Bakunda (We Love). This program is in seed form, and all supportive connections are welcome!
- Setting up a 5 day tour of teaching work for my biggest influence and beloved teacher in West African Dance, Youssouf Koumbassa, to bring him back to Maine (!!!)
SAVE THE DATE ~ Classes with Youssouf Koumbassa Sep 24th in Portland & Sep 25th in Kittery, ME.
BIG NEWS for dance students – CLASS TIME/LOCATION CHANGES THIS FALL:
This is a very exciting opportunity to bring the whole community together as one supportive community. Location and date change will be announced just as soon as confirmed. Likely to begin in October. Going to be great! Both classes continue as usual until then.
New Moon Ensemble performance photos from July 15th show at Congress Square Park.
See you on the dance floor!