This Saturday Night 20th June on the Swift's View Field, Stroud, GL5 1PW (see below for directions).
7pm-9pm The longest day Guided Dance Session - Please book to be sure of a place see below.
Shapeshift Dance is a conscious dance and movement practice, evolving out of over 25 years of movement practice and teaching. I am trained in 5 Rhythms (the creative dance form designed by Gabrielle Roth) and will often offer a 5Rhythms wave informed by Somatic Movement, (I have an MA in Somatic Education) and the many other practices I have studied.
Please arrive in good time and prepared to drop into a movement meditation where we stop talking and start listening to the land, our body, heart, breath and dancing spirit.
You do not need any experience or special ability to to join in fully, rather the willingness to move and stay with what arises and the intention to keep it safe, trust and enjoy yourself.
I understand that many of us have been isolated for many weeks, please take it slow, I think starting by dancing together could be a good way into connection. There will be time to chat with friends at a distance, if you wish after the dance session.
Please stay within your own circle, bring material or similar to create your space, I will create a few spaces as well. The land is uneven please be mindful of your safety. You will need to bring water and any snacks you might need, please take any rubbish home with you.
The Dance session will be followed by a Fire and a Ceremonial Moment with Mark our local Druid Ceremonialist, some singing, lets see what unfolds, please let me know if you would like to offer something.
I will set up the space so we can be separate and safe.
This is a strictly alcohol and drug free space.
The forecast is for cloudy/sunny but dry...but do come ready for all weathers.
Please do not bring cars anywhere near the field or Woodside. Please be mindful of our neighbours regarding sound and parking.
Directions: The field is 20 mins walk from Stroud town centre.The far end of Summer Street becomes Woodside, the field is on the left, a green gate just before you go into the more narrow lane. The small gate will be open - please do not touch anything on your way in or out.
Let's be Socially Distanced & Socially Connected & Socially Aware.
Payment: please pay what you can & what feels good. Please pay online before you come, wherever possible I'd like to avoid handling cash.
xx Love Dawn xx