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Dancing for Freedom: Melbourne
Dancing for Freedom: Melbourne
Fusing global music of all genres through Ecstatic Dance and Heart Dance, we celebrate the sacredness of our bodies and cultural diversity in a communal dance space towards a bigger, planetary intention for healing and hope.
JOIN US FOR AN UPLIFTING DANCE AND SOUND HEALING FUNDRAISER TO END THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF CHILD SEX SLAVERY.
- 4 hours of non-stop ceremony, dance and sound healing
- 5 awesome facilitators and musicians
- 1 evening of dancing our prayers for humanity.
- Ben Temple Step (Temple Step Ecstatic Dance)
- Liat Lev-Sokal (Heart Dance)
- Christian Dimarco (Sound Healing)
- Arion Light (Warriors of Love)
- Atira Tan (Yoga for Freedom Founder)
With acclaimed DJ and music producer Ben Temple Step, Liat Lev-Sokal and Christian Dimarco as our facilitators, and Atira Tan and Arion Light as our ceremonialists, we will activate, stomp shake and sweat our prayers to finish with a sound bath, meditation and closing ceremony to integrate the experience.
This is our chance to embody and weave together a collective prayer to send out to humanity and healing.
Doors Open: 6.30 pm
Opening Ceremony with Arion Light & Atira Tan: 7 pm
Heart Dance with Liat Lev-Sokal: 7.30 pm
Temple Step Ecstastic Dance with Ben Temple Step: 8.30 pm
Sound Healing & Meditation with Christian Dimarco: 10 pm
Closing Ceremony with Arion Light & Atira Tan: 10.30 pm
Cost: $35 Early Bird before 17th April/ $40 Full Price/ $45 on the door.
May we honour our bodies and our authentic expression. May we dance for those who are unable to dance. May we dance for liberation and freedom!
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS & DJs
Ben Temple Step: Acclaimed DJ & Music Producer
Ben Temple Step is a DJ, Music Producer, Facilitator, Live Sonic Ceremonialist and Sound Healer. He has been a resident Dj at some of the globes biggest Ecstatic Dance venues, Yoga Barn, New Earth Haven and Akasha and over the past 20 years he has performed and presented workshops at Festivals all around the world including Beloved Festival (USA), Sonic Bloom (USA), Rainbow Serpent (AUS), Earth Frequency (AUS), Woodford(AUS), Earthdance (AUS) and many more.
Liat Lev-Sokal: Open Floor Dance Facilitator
Liat Lev-Sokal is a performance artist, story teller, dancer, art-therapist and movement teacher. Her passion lies in facilitating dance/movement events where participants are supported to get curious and real about their own embodied human-being-ness, through dance, movement & community. For the last 5 years she has been a working member with Open Floor International & a mentor to Teachers in Training. Liat's facilitation is known for it's warmth, clarity and down-to-earth-teachings. She has been offering classes & workshops in conscious-dance locally and abroad for the past 20 years.
Christina Dimarco: Sound Healer & Music Producer
A leading Sound Healer, music producer and founder of Shamanic Drone, Christian Dimarco weaves a unique sound experience using a myriad of musical instruments (including the Native American Flute and Didjeridu) layered with his worldly vocals to create a deep healing experience for each individual. He has facilitated hundreds of sound journeys, produced meditation music and collaborated with local and international artists. He is based mainly in Melbourne, Australia.
Dancing for Freedom is part of Yoga for Freedom. In the past 4 years, Yoga for Freedom has raised over $65,000 and have supported over 3,500 women and girls who have experienced child sex slavery and exploitation to receive mental health and trauma care to live lives free from slavery through our partner charity Art to Healing.
100% of the profits go to Art to Healing, putting an end to the torture and abuse inflicted on women and girls by the sex slave industry throughout India and Nepal.
Ashtanga Yoga Center of Melbourne
Level 1, 110 - 112 Argyle St , Fitzroy, VIC 3065