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Contact Improv into Ecstatic Heartbeat Dance with Eva Alewa Geueke
April 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Golden Circle Member Discount: 20%
Enjoy a wealth of wonderful techniques to warm up the body, including massage and gentle joint mobilization. Try movement games that will stretch your movement horizon and bring you the joy of creative exploration. We trust the divine flow that happens when we put our busy head aside and simply, freely dance with another person or with the floor itself as a partner. Share the space with like-minded people who choose dance as one of their favorite ways to keep balanced and healthy, inside and out. Eva holds safe space for both Contact Improv and Ecstatic Dance. All ability levels welcome.
We help each other to start the dance feeling happy in the body, open in the joints. Adding contact with other people further expands the scope of possibilities!
Contact improvisation is an international movement art where two or more people dance together sharing physical contact. Through contact with another dancer you gain many more movement possibilities: partnering, rolling, lifting, pushing, pulling and guiding. As this is an improvised dance form, you can choose to move slow and gently with your partner or make it more acrobatic and athletic. Eva will adjust to all levels and teaches safe and healthy Contact Improvisation!
As Rachel Phillipe describes Ecstatic Dance, “There are people swaying, rolling, leaping, singing, skipping, stretching… dancing. Their humanity expressed so freely, so fully, is a siren song to my soul.
Eva Alewa Geueke
Eva has lead dance classes and guided events for 30 years now. She is a dancer at heart, as well as a professionally trained Dancer, who has always been interested in meaningful, authentic and transformative dance without being heady. Dance for her is a universal language that opens the heart, frees the spirit and brings peace, joy, health, creativity and positive transformation to the individual and therefore to the world. Eva loves to learn choreographed dances but feels that needs to be balanced with the expression of one’s own personal dance language that comes out of oneself, a movement language that does not need to be judged, criticized or remembered. It lives beyond right and wrong, beautiful and ugly in the glorious moment of one’s authentic truth. Eva learned about the transformative force of Authentic Movement as well as Contact Improvisation in her formative years as a dancer in the New York’s Improvisational Dance scene.