DANCE AND MOVEMENT CAMP
Adult Workshops 2023
John Bowker Earthsong is famous for its large drumming sessions, up to 200 people gather for the evening drum in the Big Top. Using Djembes, Bougaraboos, Sabars, Dun Duns, bells, shakers and our voices we put together powerful polyrhythms from Africa. We chant and dance and create a truly wonderful tribal sound. Also weaving intention and magic into the rhythm the effect can be exhilarating and life affirming.
Rachel Parry Listening from the Heart. Skills and practices to deepen our listening and self expression. Working in this way we move towards connection, we open our hearts and find new thinking, a sense of belonging and courage
Lisa Brinkmann The Moon Lodge is a very gentle and safe space inviting women of all ages to rest, nourish, reflect and connect to themselves. It is an invitation to step out of any responsibilities we are holding in our every day life and to be fully be with ourselves in a beautiful, safe and held space. Every woman is very welcome, especially women who are in their moon time, pregnant, breastfeeding, after birth, pre- or menopausal or in need of rest and nourishment.
Rachel Sheil These classes will focus on the foundations of Hip-Hop and how they aid in helping you connect with music, with your own body and with other dancers in the space. There will be a focus on freestyle, learning choreography and creating your own choreography in harmony with the live music.
Ebanie Powell Connecting to our own voices and to each other through harmony singing, taught by ear in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere. The songs are mainly from Celtic and Eastern European traditions, with some of my original arrangements in the mix too. Lullabies Lull yourself into the night with gentle songs, beautiful faces and sweet songs. Simple lullabies shared in harmony from across the world. Napping encouraged.
Stella Temiraeva Stella is a silversmith and a macrame artist. Macrame is a beautiful and meditative art of tying knots that is used to create gorgeous and functional pieces of art. No prior experience is necessary, just come with an open mind and heart and hands ready to work
Tony Wrench and Faith Circle Dancing draws from an ancient tradition. We dance simple dances from many folk cultures, including Greek, Romanian, Armenian, French and Russian. Some dances are energetic, some gentle. We teach each dance before dancing it. The chief aim is enjoyment, rather than technique, and the experience of moving together as a circle. The music will be live.
Robert Green In experiential Astrology we will endeavor to enter sacred space and use drama, meditation and games to explore the ancient art of Astrology, creating and experiencing Astrology in action, where we can receive insights, healings, direction and clarity. Robert has been passionate about Astrology for 28 years and has always felt that there is a need for people to experience Astrology in a very real way without all the dry intellectualism. The workshops are very much his own style.
Saraswati Duende Dance is the movement of creative power and emotion that flows through us when we open ourselves and is rooted in our basic human goodness. Saraswati will offer two workshops at this years dance camp- Bellydance Duende; an exploration of the five elements through the strong, sensual and natural movement of Bellydance and Gypsy Duende; wild and free forever! the transformation of suffering into joy
John Bowker Drawing on a rich resource of music and song from central African rainforests John leads the group into a deep and sacred space. Learn some extraordinary harmonies weaved with teachings of the earth. John's friendly teaching style encourages everyone to participate, creating a safe space for all, even those of us who feel we 'cant sing'.
Liz Gleeson Human beings are born to move. With movement, we thrive - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Open Floor is a lively meditation practice that builds muscular and emotional intelligence. It is a dance floor discovery zone where we move and include: good days and tough ones, passion, hesitance, joy, sorrow, births, deaths and everything in between. There are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong.
Irene Ward Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms -Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness® - are states of Being, that we explore through this powerful and dynamic movement meditation practice. Sometimes you will dance alone, sometimes in partnership and overtimes as a tribe. Jenny has been dancing since 2000 and is a certified teacher, holding Waves classes and workshops since 2007. She holds a warm and fluid workshop space, where the dancers are free to explore their own movement within the wave map
Chrys Blanchard Chrys also creates Gong baths and Soundscapes where you can immerse yourself in deep sound relaxation.
Angie Pinson From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song and story have brought people together, at times of seasonal ceremony and celebration, as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily renewal and meditation. D.U.P is part of this timeless tradition of Sacred Dance. The Dances use simple music, lyrics, and movements to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others. No musical or dance experience of any kind is required and everyone is welcomed to join in.
Chrys Blanchard Chrys is a freelance, composer, choir leader and percussionist, whose professional work calls upon the great diversity of skills she has acquired after more than 30 years in the performing arts. She creates and directs projects, training and workshops for education, theatre and community. Chrys has a passion for sound and for rhythm with a particular interest in sound healing, and the effects of sound and music in our lives. This makes for some interesting voice work.
Irene O'Meara Ceili dances, or true ceili dances (fíor céili) are the traditional form of folk dancing in Ireland
Lucia Guerin Simple devotional group chanting. The power of the collective voice accompanied by the harmonium and various percussion. A practice originating in india, as a means for devotees to express their love for their God or Guru. Kirtan derives from the Sanskrit term Kirtanam, meaning to praise. Will be an open space, to come and go, for all keen singers or meditators. Beautiful way to start the day.
Dave Rock Flow Speaking is about making living our gifts light-hearted, big-hearted, embodied, and real in the here and now. In recent years, Daves’ workshops bring lots of love and laughs, and amazing experiences of tapping into your own inspired magic. His offerings combine flow states know-how with playful shadow-work and transformational practices
Mae Kiely and Paul Hogan These workshops will focus on the foundations of Lindy Hop, Charleston and Solo Jazz with yummy music from the 20's, 30's and 40's. We'll learn to connect both to the music and to other dancers. There will be set steps and choreography but also a lot of freedom to play and improvise. It's the most enormous fun
Lily Pinson Needle felting is an opportunity to slow down and get in touch with our creative nature. You'll get to make something lasting and beautiful
Una McCann Una is a multi instrumentalist and vocalist who has been leading choirs for many years. Una will be offering more of her wonderful arrangements and dynamic teaching
Joe McCaul We're delighted that Joe will be returning this year to setup his raku kiln and guide lucky participants in the making of their own takeaway pieces
Alba Koolenbrander Contact improvisation is a dance form in which we explore how our bodies can move together through space, while sharing weight and playing with momentum and gravity. In these workshops we will learn some of the basic principles for dancing contact improvisation, and cultivate our curiosity, presence and "listening touch"
Irene Dunne Irene has been teaching yoga for over fifteen years. Her background is founded in Purna yoga which means full or integrated. Irene’s yoga classes at Earthsong help us set up our physical and mental being for the day, keeping us healthy, loose, agile and able. Join her in the big top with your mat and a blanket every morning at 7am for some yummy yoga.