We gather in this workshop to honor our bodies by channeling healing and love from our ancestors with meditation, dance, and writing. In learning the traditional Tahitian dance steps, we release physical and emotional tensions held in our hips, shoulders and back. Moving our bodies to create the elements, we express the true nature of our souls and acknowledge where we stand. Please join us as for an afternoon of transformation and the celebration of our bodies with power, love, and intention. |
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS:
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Leolani has over 23 years of dance experience competing, performing, and teaching internationally. She started out as a student of Hula at the age of 7 years old. As a teen she began her long journey in to learning the cultural art of Ori Tahiti. Tahitian dance opened her up to freestyle/improvisational work, lead her to learning and training with the best Tahitian masters inside and outside of Tahiti, and, eventually lead her to lots of performances and projects in the entertainment industry. Over the years, Leolani found her calling in teaching Ori Tahiti basic technique and choreography to anyone who wanted to learn how to express themselves in a way they never have before. It became her goal to empower women globally through Tahitian movement. Leolani is especially known for being a touring artist teaching Ori Tahiti workshops in Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Indonesia, and Barcelona. This year Leolani started her first and very own Ori Tahiti dance school based in Mid-City Los Angeles called TE AHO NUI, which means, breath deep. Her curriculum focuses on the technique, language, and culture of Tahitian dance.See more of Leolani's work at http://www.dancewithleolani.com/
LEI ANGELA SAHAGUN
Over the past several years, Leah Angela Sahagun ( Lei Angela ) ( she/siya ) has been bringing tranquility & deep work from living in forests & farms of small towns to the fast pace & energetic vibrations of Greater Los Angeles. Empowerment ~ Education ~ and Balance Restoration for the planet are the guideposts of her dynamically various services and products.
1 Mindful Breath is an LA-based organization, founded by Filipinx creative Lei Angela, that is committed to serve and elevate collective consciousness through guided meditation gatherings, mindfulness workshops, healing products, and Download Movement (open to all + non-conversational + movement + music + CommUNITY medicine event series) to cultivate an intentional movement for ( ( inner ) ) Peace.
This workshop is part of the WHERE WE STAND Workshop Series.
WHERE WE STAND creates a platform for people to learn from Pacific Island and Pilipinx practitioners whose embodied work balances traditional and contemporary, and highlights cultural significances of various communal places upon Tongva lands, a.k.a Los Angeles.
Each workshop introduces concepts that the artist facilitators are working through to create original short works that will culminate in a performance at the Torrance Cultural Arts Centers James Armstrong Theater on March 22, 2019.
WHERE WE STAND pays respect to the Tongva, Chumash, and Tataviam peoples of where we call Los Angeles. We acknowledge that our work is situated on Tongva land.
Pre-sale per workshop: $20
At the door: $25
Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.
Special price entry for all 5 monthly workshops: $90
Must register by November 15, 2018 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This work is made possible through the Social Practice Art (SPArt) project of Fulcrum Arts Emerge fiscal sponsorship program.
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