DANCING THE TREE OF LIFE – IN AFRICAN DANCE EXPRESSION

image2SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22 – 2014 / 11:00 AM > 1:00 PM / ALICE MATTALIA / Live music by Ali Hout and Imad Hashisho / Register union2yoga@hotmail.com

“Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” ~ B.K. S Iyengar

Like a strong and rooted tree we grow through cycles. Finding this life spiral in many kinds of movements and steps, beginning and ending in a collective and ritual dance between Earth and Sky.

African Dance is not only a body movement,but a “Soul exercise”.
Connecting with the solidity of the GROUND,fluidity of the WATER, lightness of the AIR and transforming, through the FIRE, from the inside, out.

The whole will be supported and nurtured by LIVE Music and sound effects perfomed by Ali Hout and Imad Hashisho.

timthumb-1ALICE MATTALIA began her research into the movement, body language and dance, more than ten years ago. She has an academic background in social education and continued with training in “Dance Therapy” in Torino and in “Primitive Expression”, in Paris. She deepened her exploration through the contemporary African dance reasearch of Koffi Koko, inspired by traditional dances of Benin, in Italy, Paris and also in Ouidah, Benin . She is a member of the International Dance Council CID UNESCO and believes in the nature of dance as human knowledge, rather than performance.
Recently she discovered also the Yoga practice and after her TTC 200h in the Shiva Shakti Academy,she started to teach mostly Kids yoga and Intuitive Flow in many children centers and yoga spaces in Beirut.

 

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