05 Jan Mystical Persian Dance ~*~ Rumi poetry in motion & Whirling
Let us be inspired by the great Sufi mystics Rumi and Hafiz to go on a journey towards the Beloved by letting their poetry ‘intoxicate’ us with Divine Love.
Persian Dance is the embodiment of delicacy, elegance, grace, beauty, poetry, art and spirituality. Rooted in Persian aesthetics, the dance form with its curvature, steps, hand gestures, facial expressions, mood and subtleness resembles the intricacy of miniature art and calligraphy. Throughout the class, we will explore Classical and Contemporary Persian Dance technique, 6/8 musicality (as well as more rhythmic occurrences in Persian music) and Persian culture.
By incorporating elements of focused breath-work, prayers, various turning practices, ritualized movement and intentions, we will create personally meaningful and interpretative dances. In the Sufi Dervish whirling tradition, Sema (listening with the heart) opens up a channel in us through which we receive the blessings of the Heavens, guide them through our Hearts and offer them out to the Earth.
All welcome, no previous experience necessary.
Mystical Persian Dance ~*~ Rumi poetry in motion & Whirling will be shared by Schirin Chams-Diba.