Throughout my life, I can’t count the number of times that people have said to me upon discovering that I am a dancer and choreographer, “Oh, really? Well.. I can’t dance... I am like a pato mareado.” Therefore, it has been not only my professional mission, but my passion to debunk that myth. EVERYONE can dance. It’s a matter of gathering up your desire and courage, and taking that first step. That is why I have developed these innovative and PLAY-ful workshops that not only help to break down these fear-constructed walls, but are also essential to creating human connection and collaboration.
What are they?
Dare to Be Moved Playshops are designed to get participants to MOVE their bodies, while they PLAY with their vulnerabilities. They will CONNECT with each other, as well as to their own personal humanity by encouraging them to EXPERIMENT with practices outside of their comfort zone, which will ultimately increase their self-confidence and sense of well-being.
The Playshops will include a wide variety of dynamic and sometimes just plain silly activities- the majority of which based on the techniques and trainings used by professionals in the Performing Arts (dancers, actors, musicians); as well as a focus on relaxation, tension release, and mindfulness practices. All Playshops are led by one or more highly qualified and experienced Performing Artist Facilitators.
Some examples of activities include:
“Ice-breaker” and Warm-Up Games
Tension Releasing Body Stretches
Restorative Breathing Techniques
Non-Verbal Communication Games
Facilitated discussions around an important theme (optional)
Body Percussion and Vocalization
Basic Instruction to a popular song, dance, or a specific dance style
Creative “Dance Battles” or “Performance Art Contests” in teams
Synchronized "Finale" performance with the whole group
These Playshops are specifically designed to get participants' heads out of “The Cloud” and back into their bodies so that they may find the joy that exists when being present, expressing themselves, and connecting with others authentically and with vulnerability. But of course, the overall goal of the Playshop is to relax and have a great time!
Who can participate?
From students to professionals; from secondary schools to multinational companies - these Playshops are designed to be enjoyed by ALL who would dare to move, and be moved. Each event and programme is tailored specifically to the needs of the client.
*Note: Dare to Be Moved Playshops can also easily be adapted for individual coaching.
How will the participants benefit?
Relaxation and fun!
Feeling refreshed and playful!
Increased self-awareness leading to self-actualization.
Heightened sense of engagement and connectedness with others.
Overall sense of well-being.
Dare to Be Moved Playshops can last 90 minutes, 2-4 hours, a full day or even developed into a programme with series of trainings over a period of weeks or months; it is designed and organized according to individual or collective needs and desires.
Please contact us for more information, pricing, and to book your unique EXPERIENCE today!