Let’s allow it to happen
In April 2023, the film maker Miriam Schneidewind asked me to share my dancing truth(es) in front of “baby red”, her camera. In the midst of a chaotic reshuffling of my life, the moment we spent together was a poetic suspension of time and space. A pause to tap in our essence, in a clic, in the blink of an eye. It became a joke and a piece of truth : just clic down (:
You will find more interviews of dancers on Miriam’s website (work in progress), and the description she wrote about our encounter and my dancing space Open Hearts Dance
Here is what you may encounter by stepping in…
Open Hearts Dance
Open Hearts Dance is a hybrid conscious dance space, inspired by 5 rythms and Openfloor, and all the influences interwoven inside us and in between, that rise in the moment. In this sense, the space is very much co-created by the participants and their presence in the Now, and can take various expression, from impro theater, to butoh, through contact improvisation.
It is a safe time-space where we can can get in touch with our “inner dancer”, and all our parts, through acceptance and exploration of our emotional landscapes.
We start by guided embodiment explorations (solo, duo, or group), then a big wave of lived-mixed music to journey in-through-with our body-mind-heart-soul, then comes integration with light energy work.
We focus on feeling, experiencing, exploring the movements of our heart-mind-body-soul.
Our breath is our rhythm while music support us.
When we allow it to happen, it is a dance journey to our true essence.
Open Hearts Dance is an invitation to connect
within and without,
and to what we are weaved from,
what we are weaved with,
what we are weaving with.
No prerequisites. Open to all.
+351 966 486 923
or + 33 782 269 919 (T/S/W)
anais (at) anaistamen.com
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My mixes to practice Open Hearts Dance at home :
It is the raw expression of our truth in the moment, untamed, uncensored, without directions and expectations.
It allows us to meet and move in our inner processes and landscapes, on a psychological, archetypal, emotional, physical, energetical and global level. To meet ourselves on the deepest level.
It is the intuitive practice that we, concious and sensitive dancers, embrace when we are in our intimate space, associated with the magic and healing act of being witnessed, of being held by a protective space and the loving heart of a witness.
The frame is simple. The “effect” is highly liberating.
Body~Heart~Mind~Soul Landscaping in Nature.
Sencapes is a journey through sensorial explorations, movement and expression, in our outer and inner wilderness.
I guide us to awake our body and senses, in solo, pairs and as a collective moving & sensing body. In this safe and creative container, we dive into the present moment, mapping what is rising inside and all around us, lifting the veils of separation.
Personal practice and research
Alentejo, self-practice, 2019
while in a small space, in Paris for few days, summer 2017