At : JAPAN: Tokyo, Deva Dasi Studios | When : 19th March - 20th March 2016
RITUAL DANCE at DEVADASI with Monika Nataraj
Since ancient times, women have danced in ritual celebration – invoking energies of the Universe, manifesting beauty, opening portals to subtle realms, and transmitting blessings through their bodies. As temples and places of worship flourished, the sacred act of dance was used as a sublime vehicle of prayer, healing, and honoring of the Divine.
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” ~ Martha Graham
The role of ritual and ceremony as an overall container, and within the dance, will be explored in these 4 workshops, which can be taken separately or together, as each has a specific theme focusing on different aspects of the Goddess: the feminine face of the Divine.
“Just as the ancients danced to call upon the spirits in nature, we too can dance to find the spirits within ourselves that have been long buried and forgotten.” ~ Anna Halprin
SAT, March 19, 2016
VIRGIN/WHORE CEREMONY ~ 3:00pm - 6:30 pm (WORKSHOP FULL)
Feminine archetypes are powerful symbols to awaken and bring balance to our being. The duality of the pristine, pure, untouched Virgin is often seen in opposition to the wild, raw, fully sensual Whore. In this ritual of sacred and erotic dance, incorporating psychological exploration and magical insight, we delve deeper into these two aspects of ourselves. We discover wholeness in our bodies and psyche as we integrate this potent, holistic way of the mystical woman. Please wear a combination of black and white clothes and be prepared to dive deeper into your sexual and sublime self.
SUN, March 20, 2016
LAKSHMI DANCE RITUAL ~ 1:30pm - 5:00pm (WORKSHOP FULL)
Lakshmi is the Indian Goddess of beauty, prosperity, abundance and generosity. She bestows on us the ability to manifest our deepest desires and guides us on grounding our spiritual aspirations into this world. Lakshmi governs the harmonious flow of offering and receiving. She brings wealth of heart. In this unique ceremony, we will invoke the energies of Lakshmi through dance movement and meditation and awaken our ability to manifest our dreams and attract more beauty and love into our lives. We will also tap into the heart opening power of raw cacao in our ceremony. Please wear pink or red (or a combination) along with gold accents.
MYSTICAL DANCE RITUAL PRAYER-FORMANCE ~ 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Join the teachers, special guests, and friends of DevaDasi Studios in a grand ceremonial dance offering featuring solos, group numbers and two ritual dances by the Virgin/Whore and Lakshmi workshop participants.
DETAILS and REGISTRATION
More details and registration information can be found through DevaDasi Studios. Plus you may email Mishaal, creatrix of DevaDasiJP.
The cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom in Tokyo. So much goddess energy to dance! Join us for magic and mysticism.