The first flyer for Sentient Rhythms
This is the first flyer for Sentient Rhythms, a new Ecstatic Dance class I’m facilitating in Prescott Arizona. I decided to go with this name to avoid confusion with other Ecstatic Dance classes, and to leave room to evolve our own direction.
This class is also a final project for a course I’m taking through Prescott College on the therapeutic use of dance, which is being taught by Sarah Edwards, a local counseling psychologist and Ecstatic Dance facilitator. The idea I had proposed to Sarah was to emphasize a specific rhythm from Gabriel Roth’s 5 Rhythms teachings for each of the first five classes. Each class will contain all five rhythms (and more), but I will aim to emphasize the characteristics of the particular rhythm of the day throughout the class. It is important to point out that I am not teaching 5 Rhythms, or practicing them in a specific way, rather I am integrating my research, and experience of the rhythms, into what I hope will be a unique and powerful dance music experience.
Below are the first five dates as they correspond to Gabriel Roth’s 5 rhythms:
Flowing (April 18th)
Staccato (April 25th)
Chaos (May 2nd)
Lyrical (May 9th)
Stillness (May 16th)
I will be posting some reflections on Gabriel Roth’s 5 rhythms when I get a chance.