The Space Between- Taketina, Ecstatic Dance and Deep Rest.


Sun Apr 28 2024 at 01:00 pm to 05:00 pm


100 Hodgkinson St, Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia | Melbourne, VI

This workshop will be an opportunity to gather in community with meaningful ritual, to sing, to embody rhythm, to dance and to deeply rest.
It is a chance to delve deep into the still pool within, to connect with each other and to something greater.
Through the structured layers of rhythm in Taketina, to the open freedom of Ecstatic dance, participants will be guided into a journey of deep listening, connection and discovery.
Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow etc for extra comfort and warmth during the restorative practice which features beautiful live music.
This workshop is open to beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
TAKETINA- We will explore the Taketina rhythm process as developed by Reinhard Flatischler. In this process participants begin with a mantra, then we add simple repetitive steps, claps and call and response singing. By engaging with these primal rhythmic movements using multiple layers, we are required to step out of the rational mind, to let go of our habitual linear, learning patterns and enter an embodied listening that engages the senses as well as our intuition.
This enables us to enter simultaneous awareness, a place of both deep connection and emptiness. Taketina is a powerful tool for emergent rhythmic consciousness and trance like states. Participants are encouraged to make mistakes whilst remaining playful and curious. It is a practice that is appropriate for beginners and the experienced to share.
ECSTATIC DANCE- Participants will be led into a free expressive dance journey that explores the space between breath, our bodies and each other. Set to specifically chosen pieces of evocative and powerful music, participants will be guided into a somatic journey that explores the letting go of self directed dance and leaning in to the forces that dance us. Ecstatic dance is a powerful and complimentary contrast to the structure and unison work of Taketina.
DEEP REST- Integration is a crucial part of somatic learning and a restorative practice will be an important aspect to this workshop. The Deep Rest will be accompanied by silence as well as ambient live music, a sound healing journey that features Charlottes beautiful voice, crystal bowls, gongs, piano and flute.
About the Facilitators:
Justin Holland is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), a certified Yoga teacher, a Contact Improvisation teacher/choreographer and professional musician.
He has had an extensive career as a performer working with many ensembles and theatre companies -Bird On A Wire, Snuff Puppets, Legs On a Wall, La Soiree, Down Town Brown, Meow Meow, Polyglot and Back To Back to name a few.
Justin was a co founder of Spirit Dance, a regular ecstatic dance event that ran in Melbourne between 2006 and 2013.
As an experienced community arts practitioner Justin has had over 20 years of experience teaching music and theatre in the Australian prison system. He is passionate about the arts being accessible by all.
When Justin discovered Taketina he found a form that brought together many of his many passions and skills into the one modality. He went on to complete the basic teacher training and is midway through the senior training in Vienna with founder Reinhard Flatischler.
Currently Justin is also the Musical Director/Choreographer for Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Company, a Melbourne based community arts organisation that works with women in prison and marginalised youth.
Charlotte Roberts is a specialist in the areas of body, movement, voice and rhythm. She is a facilitator of experiential education, creative midwifery and mentorship and is the creator of The Musical Body Process, leading groups nationally and internationally since 2003.. Charlotte is a registered Taketina Rhythm ProcessFacilitator, ISMETA registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist, Qigong facilitator, VIT registered school teacher and a Tamalpa Life/Art Process® Practitioner .
As a vocal improvisational artist, musician and composer; Charlotte co-composed and co-created projects such as ‘Murmuring Walk’ (an audio-guided walk at Sanatorium Lake Mt. Macedon) and ‘In Your Arms’ (a guided experience for carers and their pre-crawling babies). Along with this, she has released two albums and is currently completing a third. Charlotte has performed in vocal improvisational ensembles, has led ‘United Women’s Voices’ (supported by Creative Victoria) and performed seasons such as ‘Vocal Digs’ at La Mama Theatre.

Where is it happening?

100 Hodgkinson St, Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia, 100 Hodgkinson St, Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia,Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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