Peeling the Onion: An introduction to Shadow through Authentic Movement and Contact Improv.
A 6-week series of adult modern dance classes.
Together we will peel back our onion layers of stress, judgement and inhibition. We’ll sink into our core and root down into the earth. Through Authentic Movement, we will explore our inner landscape and our vulnerability, while being held in a safe compassionate container. Through Contact Improv, we will expand into our senses and outwards to the floor, the walls and each other. As we build trust, we will find freedom and lightness through play.
This series is appropriate for those who desire to reconnect with their body and their breath. No dance experience required. A willingness to explore recommended!
Classes will be offered in Utica, Oneonta and Cooperstown starting Fall 2018. Contact me for more details.
I am looking forward to teaching this series of intro Contact Improv classes to children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers.
Come sink into your skin and enjoy your child in your animal forms!
This will be a very small class, so please submit payment soon to reserve your spot. It is $36 for the series.
Venmo @Dzeli or Paypal email@example.com
See you soon!
Above photo from Burlington VT Annual CI Jam 2017
It’s been a long winter. It’s time to feel the beat in your bones, to melt your icy muscles and to dance in the Spring Equinox!
Ecstatic Dance Utica
When: Saturday, March 24th 5-7pm
Where: Utica Dance (next door to Munson Williams)
Cost: Adults $10, Kids $5
Carpooling connections at the facebook event page
Join us for a unifying and liberating dance experience with warm-up and group dance improvisations led by Art Yoga Cat and Dzeli. DJ Phigment will envelop the space in a variety of sounds, both electronic and acoustic, with songs that are sure to excite all music interests. Come to build community and dance your heart out!
Props (scarves, hoops, etc.) and instruments are welcome. Bring your drum, bells and whistles and let’s get our dance on! Remember, you don’t have to dance the entire time and there are stations for yoga, contact improv, drumming, or lying down in savasana to soak in the good vibes.
Please tell your friends! All ages, abilities, and bodies are welcome.
What is Ecstatic Dance?
- Spring Equinox Jam at Earthdance, 3/16 – 3/18
This weekend! Hop in the car with Zola & I for a dance adventure.
- Community Clothes Swap at Earth Festival, Milford, 4/21
New (to you) clothes, free & zero carbon footprint. Dance Party included!
- Mommy & Me Dance Class Series in Oneonta, May
Contact Improv with toddlers is the best
- Medicine Women Rising: A Somatic & Shamanic Women’s Retreat – 5/11 – 5/13, Hurley, NY
I’m hoping to attend this one. Want to join me?
- Wild Women Retreat, local, 8/24 – 8/26
Rituals, bonfires, swimming in lakes, sharing what we love. I can’t wait!
Dancing is embodied medicine.
Release your burdens and let your spirit fly.
I hope to see you on the dance floor soon!
Save the Date for the 2018
Wild Women Retreat
We will be gathering from August 24th – 26th for the 4th annual Wild Women Retreat. A magical relaxing weekend of sister time, ritual and play awaits! More info coming soon.
the peace I find at the bottom of the ocean
waves have churned the sand
nothing is visible
a fog of salt water
yet I am completely contained
held eternal in the womb of creation