Free Your Dance!

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'Truth will set you free', is written in that big book that us humans have been carrying and fighting over for so long. Simple as it is (we immediately recognize our essence when we touch it). Complex as it is (there are so many layers…). 

 

This course is an invitation to come to our senses and root in the intelligence of our animal nature... which will guide us through new understanding on the subtilities and ways of life's energy and how they are revealed in our bodies and all our relations.

 

As our presence deepens, our consciousness and agency expands and we dare to go to disowned parts and avoided places inside... unneeded layers flesh off, we let go of control and inner conflict... we become more wholesome and attuned with life's movement... we become more free. In this 14-week laboratory, you will research the power of dance, poetry and imagery to do just that.

We will specifically focus our research on:

  • how to dance the integration between paradoxes, briging softness and adaptability to places of inner rigidity and conflict;

  • how to cultivate awareness in the personal mythology and patterns that shape your inner and outer worlds;

  • how to embrace what is alive in each moment (including the painful, the heavy, the frightening), breathe with it as it transforms and direct its energy to honor and serve life.

Hopefully, by the end, you will be able to develop your own pathways to the source of trust and wisdom within, so you continue your unique journey with more truth... and freedom.

This program is an introduction to Constança's entire approach to embodied arts work. In each session, an important piece of the puzzle is presented and each participant is guided in a research on how to apropriate it for their own individual work. 

Although no specific experience with dance or any kind of art is required, you do need to be availabe to show up in front of others, to dismantle old narratives and beliefs and expand the limits of your comfort zone.

See here the course's promotional video.

Open Class!

On Sunday, 18th of September, Constança will offer a free open class to have a taste of the course. Spaces for this are limited to 30 people. Register at the bottom of the page!

Schedule

Free Your Dance program is composed of 6 Sunday evening sessions spread between 2-October and 18-December, from 7pm to 9.30pm. You will be invited and guided to further develop the work on your own in the intervals between the sessions.

See below the class schedule, which can be subject to changes along the way, depending on the group's needs.

Module I: Foundations

2/10 Organic Movement: following the body's wisdom

16/10 Energetic Expression: expanding the spectrum 

30/10 Embodied Arts: the creative self 

Module II: Key Life Themes

13/11 (Un)Stuck: What blocks me? What moves me?

4/12 (Un)Cage: What holds me down? What sets me free?

Module III: Developing Your Practice

18/12 My unique path

About Constança

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Constança started as a consultant and trainer in social innovation, supporting collectives at finding ways to restore social and environmental health in our Earth spaceship. She soon realized something was missing in her economist efforts: we need to understand the roots and ways of emotions if we really want a new human culture to emerge!


She has done intense research on life's energetic dynamics and how they are revealed in our bodies. She explored conscious movement with teachers all over Europe and brings

to her work inspirations from the 5 Rhythms, Contact Improvisation, Movement Medicine, Reconnect Dance and Zero One, among others. She also studied Movement-based Expressive Arts Therapy at Tamalpa Institue and is currently taking the Somatic Experiencing training with Associação Brazileira do Trauma. 

Her home is in Sintra. This land and the immense ocean nearby are an endless source of insight, poetry and remembrance that all we’re here to do is to allow and serve the universal dance as it unfolds.

Practicalities

Price

Early Bird (until 10-September): 150€

Normal Price: 190€

We offer 2 discounted helper spots. If currently money is an impediment for your participation, we encouradge you to apply! Send an email to releaseembodiedarts@gmail.com

Venue

Centro Upaya

Calçada dos Sete Moinhos 143A

Lisboa

Registration

Course registration form (requires the payment of a non-refundable signal of 60€)

Open class registration form (for free)

For inquiries, write to releaseembodiedarts@gmail.com