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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 embodiement 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.
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anais (at) anaistamen.com
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“ Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free. ”Rumi
It is about 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.
My dancing path
I explore dance and movement since 1984 when I took my first dance class at 3 years old. I practiced Ballet for 16 years, Contemporary Dance and traditionnal African Dance as a teenager and a young adult.
In 2000, while being a student in Economics at Sussex University (UK), I joined the percussive band Mabinghiba based in Brighton. I performed with them as a dancer until 2002, when I left for Belgium.
In Brussels, dance was a serious matter when I arrived on the scene. Most dance spaces were adressed to professional dancers and I did not find my place there. So after a few classes of contemporary dance, I changed focus.
As I was studying shiatsu, I turned to Iyengar yoga and Dô-in (meridian stretchs) for some years. I became a shiatsuki, learned Thai-Massage, Traditional Chinese Medecine and practiced Qi-gong… Until one of my shiatsu patient told me about 5 rhythms dance. What a liberation for my inner dancer !
Conscious dance was the push to bring me back to the dance floor. As an intuitive practice with deep healing powers, 5 rhythms suited perfectly my dedication to transmutation and openness.
Being back in deeper contact with my body and sensoriality opened me to the tantric tradition and especially to the bliss of Tandava, a danced meditation from the Kashmiri non-dualist tradition (also called Kashmiri Shivaism), transmitted by Daniel Odier.
I started to practice mouvement more and more by myself as a medecine. My exploration of movement became more intimately linked to my energy work and shamanic journeying. Dancing my emotions through… Breathing and moving with them, through them… Exploring my bodyscape… Until I encounter Louise Chardon and Laura Hillel who introduced me to the frame of Authentic Movement.
Since 2019, I explore Contact Impro, Gaga (with Natalia Vik, with Melanie Sorin at the Tanzfabrik, and online) and started to dive into Butoh with Yael Karavan, Minako Seki, Aude Fondard, and online. I am a happily part of the Arrabida Gathering’s dancing tribe (SerVivo) initiated by Pedro Paz.
I offer movement exploration sessions since 2017.
Alentejo, self-practice, 2019
while in a small space, in Paris for few days, summer 2017
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