$25 – $40

Totemic Dance/// Maia Balam + Vi-An Music

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It is by the constant transformation of ourselves that we are able to transcend our human limitations, trauma and fear in order to regain our essential, raw and natural self. Since immemorial times human kind has been catalyzing emotions, concepts and ideas through music, poetry and dance. Indigenous peoples from across the globe have their ancestral cultures and rituals deeply engrained around music and dance, from birth do death, in most rites of passage there is always individual and collective expressions of music and dance. Through dance and music the individual is once again attuned to his heart, to the community and to nature.

Through this guided Dance journey you will become the 5 elements and explore different emotions, animal totems and world groove landscapes, as we immerse into individual and collective movements through 2.5 hours of deep sonic immerssion with the aid of an immersive sountrack by Maia Balam (your Dance facilitator and Dj) and Vi-An Diep, who plays Asian long zithers including Koto and Dan tranh .

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Maia Balam//// is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist, Dance facilitator for 7 years, Musician for 12 years, and World Music/Global Bass Dj for 10 years, in the last few years she has been developing "Totemic dance alchemy" a practice that gets its inspiration from Tai Chi, Qui Gong, Yoga, Aztek, Mayan, Huichol, Celtic and African circle dances, Hip Hop, contact impro, lyrical and tribal dancing form many cultures. She has offered her Dj sets and Dance workshops in music festivals and studios from Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Amsterdam, Berlin, Switzerland and Guatemala.

https://www.mixcloud.com/maiabalam/
https://soundcloud.com/maiabalamquetzal


Vi-An Diep//// Instrumental intuitive, self-taught artist, an innovator on Asian Zithers, has been a full-time musician for over a decade and she is known for creating compositions on Asian long zithers including the Chinese zheng, the Japanese koto and the Vietnamese dan tranh. An artist since age 10, Vi-an has Self produced over 25 solo albums and collaborated with over 1000 artists around the world to date. She has performed in Canada, US, Mexico & Egypt. She is also a composer for films, theatre and dance.
http://viandiep.weebly.com/
https://vian.bandcamp.com/

About the night////

In this session, you will work with your internal forces, rediscover your wild side, merge with the natural rhythms of nature, catalyze your hidden emotions, implode, explode, tune in, drop out, return to ease, and explore life with a different set of primal senses. You will discover your animal totems through this workshop, and re-discover the gifts hidden inside your genes and in nature.

Energy Exchange///// sliding scale 30-50 CAD
no one will be turned away for lack of funds, message us if you have a special situation and you want to offer something in exchange or volunteer.

We will welcome you with a cup of cacao-chai & some vegan non gluten cacao treats to ignite your passion and relax your senses. + Guided meditation + Introduction into dance alchemy through history + sound journey + Dance


Maia´s world music set is specially curated to work with different ethnic rhythms and dance styles, from African rhythms to world beats, Asian infused Dub, Latin grooves, Shamanic Southamerikan melodies, Global Bass, Latin & African House, etc. The best from all worlds.

Vi-An´s Asian Zither will be supporting your journey and transport you into another realm. She has a very hipnotizing style that you will not hear anywhere else.

Through the selected music and dance styles we will explore the following concepts:

FIRE - fast movement, the Eagle
WIND - unpredictable movement, the Hummingbird
EARTH - solid strong movement, the Jaguar
WATER - very flexible and soft movement, the Serpent
ETHER - the combination of all the movements, the ultimate totem that merges all the animals and elements in nature.

This will be a special container designed to make you feel safe, warm, expressive, experimental and released. see you on the 28th

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