You are invited to dance in community- traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern, and modern sacred circle dances. Throughout all ages and cultures, traditional circle dances were used to honor the divine, to heal, to affirm connection to the earth and each other, to build community and celebrate rites of passages and life transitions. The danced patterns illuminate the web of these connections. It is where personal and universal healing can occur.
We will use the traditional dances as a platform for heightening
awareness of body/self, self to community and self to cosmos. We will
examine the dances on multiple levels to indulge in these connections.
The expressive and improvisational aspects of Dance/Movement Therapy
will support further exploration such as sensations, images, feelings,
and stories in order to deepen and expand our experience. We will also
have the opportunity to honor the Winter and the returning light in free expressive dance as well.
We will be celebrating the Spring Equinox and the balance of light and dark it honors. Our dances will reconnect us into this ancient way of honoring the earth's rhythms. We will seek not only guidance from the dances but from those who created these dances, the ancestors of the dances. The wisdom of the ancient ones are held within the dances. As we attentively dance and plug into this wisdom we reweave ourselves into the time honored web of life.
The dances are joyful, meditative, mournful, full of beauty, longing,
life and celebration!
Space is limited!
Advance Registration is recommended!
Adv rate- $35
Day of - $45
To get the adv rate pre-payment is req by 11:45pm
the night before the event. Students email me and pay the day of event.
Nada Khodlova MA BC-DMT LCAT is a Dance Movement Therapist and
Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. Nada has worked in the human
services field for the last 17 years in a variety of settings
including mental health clinics, nursing homes, day treatment centers,
homeless shelters, and school/community based programs. Presently,
Nada works as a Supervisor of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Dance/
Movement Therapist on an acute adult inpatient psychiatric unit in the
North Bronx. Nada has danced with the Duncan Dance Collective, Rina
Rinkewich/Return of the Sun, PURE, and the Thais Mazur Dance Company.
Recently, Nada has trained with Laura Shannon in a 2 year Women's
Ritual Dance intensive program and received a certification. Nada has
experienced many gifts of homecoming through these dances. She hopes
to honor the wisdom and potency of these dances and to pass this on to
"Nada's ritual dance workshop was one of the most self-nurturing,
inspiring, and significant dance experiences I've had in my whole
life. Her thoughtful introduction of each traditional dance is
especially rewarding and helped me to feel connected to centuries of
women who have danced these dances before." Michelle Goldsmith-Dance/
"Nada's invitational spirit is seen in her warm eyes and smile, in her
gentle and generous manner of teaching and in her passionate
enthusiasm for dance. The musical offerings traveled us round the
globe and in this way, she honored our collective ancestral spirits.
The dances provided pathways for us to come home within ourselves.
"Nada leads us through our dance together into a deep sense of our
connection with each other and with the Earth, our mother. We sense
our sacredness in our movement as one." Paula
Theater: Center for Remembering and Sharing
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