Program

day 1 – 02.10.2021


time / workshop / facilitator


10.30h - 10.45h
Opening
 
10.45h - 11.15h
Dance Alchemy
Dhyana Vargas
 
11.30h - 13.30h
From head to heart – Voice & Movement Journey
Joris Camelin
 
15.30h - 17.00h
Open Floor
Tamara Romaniuk
 
17.30h - 19.00h
Ecstatic Dance
DJ Vesica
 
19.00h  - 19.30h
Sonic Ritual
Mallika Paritosh
 
19.30h - 20.00h
Closing

day 2 – 03.10.2021


time / workshop / facilitator


10.00h - 10.15h
Opening
 
10.15h - 11.00h
Feeling into Movement
Michael Rolnick
 
11.15h - 13.00h
5Rhythms®
Wiebke Thiele
 
15.00h - 15.30h
Live Music
Valentina Bellanova
 
15.30h - 16.45h
Touching Base
Corinne Castelli
 
17.15h - 19.00h
Sufi Whirling with Live Music
Dhyana Vargas / Music by Pedro Burruezo & Robert Santamaria

19.00h - 19.15h
Closing



The workshops will be held in english, yet there will be translation into german if needed.

 This is a festival for everyone. No previous dance experience is required. All bodies and levels are welcome.

workshops & Facilitators


From head to heart – voice and movement journey  with Joris Camelin

This evocative journey will be based around the core concept of improvisation, getting in touch with yourself through your breath, movement and opening up your voice.


Joris will lead you through your senses, utilising softness and playfulness to reveal your inner movements to yourself – to dance yourself out, from the inside. This interaction with your own being in this space and time creates the conditions for enhanced connection, sharing and interaction with others. Falling into dance, falling into the moment, meeting the self, meeting others…


Joris Camelin is a dancer, performer and improviser from France, now based in Berlin. He has collaborated with leading choreographers such as Meg Stuart, Laurent Chetouane, Constanza Macras and Mark Tompkins.

 

He is currently offering workshops and coaching sessions at academies, festivals and other locations around Europe, working with people from many different fields such as dancers, actors, musicians, architects and visual artists.


camelin.joris.movedbyvoice



5 RHYTHMS® with Wiebke Thiele

5Rhythms is a simple and holistic movement practice. Like meditation it brings the dancer into the here and now through embodiment and breath. During dancing a so-called wave, you experience 5 different qualities that move you. It can be danced with or without music. As a perspective it can also be part of your everyday life.
Founded by Gabrielle Roth in the 1970s you can join 5Rhythms classes and Workshops all over the world today. By simply dancing it in your living room via livestream or on-demand you can connect to teachers and dancers and expand your creativity.


Wiebke is a Berlin based physiotherapist, ostheopath, healing practitioner and certified 5Rhythms teacher.
After years of dancing classical and modern ballet, she fell in love with Gabrielle Roth and the 5Rhythms. She is dancing this practice passionately for 15 years now and teaches since 2018.

She loves to embody herself and explore all the wild landscapes of her body heart mind soul and spirit through dance – always different, always new, always now.

www.wiebke-thiele.de



Open Floor with Tamara Romaniuk

Open Floor is a is a somatic and movement meditation practice – physical, sensual, pleasurable and rich in knowledge. It brings self awareness, mindfulness, and purpose to life. It helps us to reconnect with the wisdom of our body and heart. It deepens the connection to yourself, your relationships and the world around you. Open Floor integrates therapeutic, creative and spiritual approaches with free movement. People who dance regularly are healthier, have keener minds and a calmer presence. Self-expression, community, creativity and fun – this is why we dance.


Tamara Romaniuk - Open Floor Movement Facilitator, Somatic Coach & Consultant, Artist and Trainer of Mindfulness. She completed the Power of Awareness training from the University of California-Berkeley, Greater Good Science Center and ATI and training in HP für psychotherapy at the Christoph Mahr Institute in Berlin. She also trained with top experts in modern psychology and neuroscience such as Stephen Porges, Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk and Tara Brach, on topics such as the treatment of trauma and pain of abandonment.

She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and had the good fortune to go through Gestalt Awareness Study, which inspired her further activities and became the practice of her life.

Earlier, more than a decade ago, she established the Local Heroes company in Poland to promote creativity, individuality, and entrepreneurship. It was her answer to globalization. She is now living in Berlin, where she combines all her skills and years of experience to offer an alternative way of being in our world. She leads Open Floor workshops, movement classes and individual sessions online and in person.

 

www.tamararomaniuk.com



Ecstatic Dance with  DJ Vesica

Ecstatic Dance is about getting out of your head and into your body. It’s not about the way the movement looks, it’s about how it feels. Ecstatic Dance empowers people of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds to freely express themselves and come together in a joyous melting pot. The liberating atmosphere creates a safe space of acceptance and the fearlessness with which others move gives newbies permission and courage to dance with inhibition.


Vesica is Initiator and Co-founder of Ecstatic Dance Berlin, where she is a resident DJ and the organizer of Ecstatic Dance Sundays. While born & raised in Berlin, she has lived most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Oakland Ecstatic Dance saved her in 2008, when her doctoral dissertation on spirit possession & psychiatry was literally driving her mad. Ever since, Ecstatic Dance has been her twice weekly, non-negotiable pilgrimage to the dance floor -to get down and right with herself, her community, her body and the Universe. It is no surprise then, that Vesica is a dancer’s DJ deeply steeped in West Coast Bass music committed to the Heart, Soul and Funk of her dancers.

 

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Touching Base with Corinne Castelli

In this we will explore the relationship between our feet and our pelvis. This relationship informs the way we stand, the way we move and is linked to the sense of support we experience in everyday life.


Through fluid wave motions and specific voice sounds we will enjoy the base of our body and play with new possibilities.


Corinne, born in Italy and based in Berlin is an actress and voice-embodiment coach. She facilitates personal development processes trough voice and movement. After over a decade of experience in teaching and researching in the somatic field she has developed her own practice of embodiment through voice.


She is certified as a BMC - somatic movement educator, Inner Relationship Focusing companion and is a Lichtenberger Method for applied voice physiology practitioner. Her passion is to inquiry the interplay between body and mind trough the sound of ones voice.

 

www.corinnecastelli.de



Feeling into Movement with MICHAEL ROLNICK

In this session we check in with our physical body, feeling and sensing our way into movement, with a particular emphasis on our contact with the ground. Through kneading movements, that gently rock, push and pull, we prepare and wake up the body in readiness for the sessions that follow.


Michael was born in London where he trained as a dancer at The Royal Ballet Schools. His dance credits include work with Northern Ballet Theatre, Scottish Ballet, The Lindsay Kemp Company, AMP and numerous others.


Michael works as well as a choreographer and visual artist. He currently teaches groups as well as giving one-to-one bodywork sessions of Pilates, Gyrotonic®/Gyrokinesis®, Biodynamic craniosacral therapy and Thai Yoga Massage. He also holds creative spaces for groups in a variety of settings in Berlin.



SUFI WHIRLING WITH Dhyana Vargas & Sufi music Friends

Whirling is an ancient Sufi technique, where you whirl on the spot with your arms outstretched. This method goes very deep, taking the whirler out of the mind and into the very centre of the being. While your whole body is moving you suddenly become aware of a space inside of you that is unmoved.

'To know this unmoving centre is to know the very master key of all the mysteries of life.' Osho

 



Accompanied by musicians playing traditional Sufi music, Dhyana will share a space for you to learn and experience this ancient centring technique that helps the mind to relax, moving you into a soft, silent and meditative place.


Dhyana Vargas (born in Colombia, based in Berlin) loves sharing her passion for meditation, movement and awareness. She became a certified meditation facilitator in Berlin as well as in Pune, India at the OSHO International Meditation Resort. Her fascination for Sufi Whirling led her to practice it with the Sufi master Oruç Güvenc in Turkey. 



 

Currently, Dhyana shares OSHO Meditations and OSHO meditative therapies, teaches Sufi Whirling and offers Aquafloating sessions around the world. She is the creator of   Whirling in Berlin, as well as OSHO Meditation Colombia, and co-creator of the Conscious Dance Festival.

 

www.dhyanavargas.com



Sufi music with Pedro Burruezo & robert santamaria

Pedro Burruezo, will be honouring this edition with his presence, visiting us from Spain. Pedro is one of the most fervent interpreters of medieval and Moorish music under a very peculiar, singular and new perspective. In the 80s he led the group Claustrofobia, of avant-garde music, a reference point for all Spanish pop music with thousands of followers today. For the past 10 years, with various groups such as Medievalia Camerata or Nur Camerata, he has re-interpreted the medieval tradition from a very contemporary and personal perspective. He is a member of the Sufi tariqa Bouchichiyya.


 

Robert Santamaría, Venezuelan based in Spain, is a remarkable performer of the qanun, the Turkish horizontal zither characteristic of the Sufi world. For the last three years he has also been a member of Nur Camerata de Burruezo.


Together they will accompany Dhyana Vargas during a taste of sufi whirling.

 

www.burruezo.org



SOnic ritual with MALLIKA PARITOSH

Our body is our temple. In this emotional collective ritual we will enter our inner temple to purify it, express our deep gratitude and integrate all the wonderful work of the day. Each dancer will create their own sacred space using certain elements such as Aura-Soma and crystals, and then will be caressed by a Sound Bath where the sonorities of the gongs will entangle with Native American, Japanese and Greek instruments.


Mallika Paritosh, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a poet, a philosophy scholar from the University of Buenos Aires specialized in ancient Tantrik philosophy, a certified Sound Therapist and a facilitator of OSHO Meditations.


Graduated in Classical Piano from the National Conservatory, she now plays more than 40 instruments and have been performing native music and dances in several festivals for 20 years.
Fascinated by the relationship between sound, words, rituals and silence, she creates soundscapes and workshops all over the world where ancient Tantra, shamanism, poetry, native music and visual arts melt and dialogue together.

 



live music with valentina bellanova

In this atmospheric program, the diverse possibilities of the flutes, the neys and other wind instruments (such as duduk, hulusi, overtone flute, whistles, shamanic flute and many more) will unfold in connection with loops, effect pedals and percussions.
This creates a colorful musical mosaic of meditative and mystical sounds: from the Middle Ages to the contemporary, from north to south. Traditional pieces and own compositions live together in the same setting and create a magical, timeless atmosphere.


Valentina Bellanova is an Italian musician specialised in flutes. She has been very involved with classical Turkish and Arab music for several years now, also studying their respective aesthetics and theories. She plays both the Turkish and the Arabic Ney and regularly performs these instruments in various music and theatre projects. Valentina's first solo album “Eremos” was recorded in her home studio during the Corona lockdown.

 



DANCE ALCHEMY WITH DHYANA VARGAS

Dhyana Vargas is an apprentice of Maneesha McClure, creator of Dance Alchemy. In this past year full of commotion, in the search of a deep meditative dance practice, Dhyana discover the transformatinal power of Dance Alchemy – a body based therapy where we give expression through dance to whatever wants to come to the surface. Moving into the heart space, we allow compassion and acceptance to transform it.

www.dancealchemy.us




"there´s nothing more miraculous for meditation than dancing. if you dance fully, if you dance totally, then in that dance your being comes out of the body. the body will go on moving in rhythm but you will experience that you are out of the body. And then your real dance begins: below, the body will go on dancing; above, you will dance. the body on the earth, you in the sky. The body will dance the dance of matter, you will dance the dance of consciousness." OSHO

hello@consciousdancefestival.com

 Tel.: +49 177 50 31 675

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