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Afro Cuban dance therapy at Mariposa

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Mariposa – Raum für Transformation

Monumentenstrasse 20

10965 Berlin

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Dance therapy is a kind of alternative healing therapy to treat all kinds of medical/psychological problems. Afro Cuban version here!

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hosted by Regina Lomi (dance teacher and therapist), Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/reginalomio/

organized by LoMío

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/252642399053944

Dancing can be much more than just movements and this is the underlying essence of dance motion therapy (DMT) where we aim at reaching a level of consciousness in our dancing which would have positive effects on our physical as well as mental wellbeing, also possibly dealing with the spiritual connotations of dancing individually and together as a group.

The Afro Cuban dances and dance-friendly music styles are ubiquitous in popular culture after having reached global status some 70 years ago. They appear in many forms: original, fusion, and sometimes hidden yet „branded“ forms which you, the neophyte Westerner, may only faintly recognize as Afro Cuban. Salsa, latinx electro, standard mambo, etc., I am sure you get the idea...Therefore, I, a Havana-born/raised dance teacher and dance therapist specialized in Afro Cuban dance, want to provide you with a venue in which you will learn, rehearse, and celebrate these dances. Our dance therapy sessions are intended for anyone interested in incorporating rhythmical prowess to their dance and body function. It is a ritual!

The lessons will also give you music- and dance-wise input and insight for people aiming to discover and embrace one of the most prolific sources of popular modern music and dance genres. Blended in the lessons without a particular sequence, we will dance the following dance styles:

  • Yoruba-Santeria
  • Ewe Fon-Arara
  • Bantu-Congo
  • Brikamo-Carabalí
  • Rumba
  • Conga/Comparsas
  • Haiti-originated traditional dances of Cuba
  • Timba (including despelote and a bit of son/salsa)

Level: all levels (beginners and experienced dancers), always open

Frequency: Once a week, beginning on Monday 24.02.2020. Since this is not a course (or workshop) but instead a venue for rehearsing/training/practicing happening every Monday and intended to run for undefined time, you can always catch up and come when you want/can.

Dates: every Monday at 8:00-10:00 pm

Price: 10 EUR per hour and per person (a 120-min session will cost 20 EUR), if you sign up for 1-month you pay 60 EUR per month (or 4 sessions). We accept cash, and you can effectuate the payment for an individual session just before the start. A bank account would be provided in the case you want to transfer (in advance) the fee for a 1-month participation.

Inscription: Not essential but preferred, especially if you want to sign up for a month (4 sessions). Just send and e-mail to Regina Lomi (LoMío) lomiocontact@gmail.com

Outfits: Training outfits, sports wear, or similar. No shoes. Females (and anyone interested) might bring wide and long (up to one hand bellow the knees) skirts, preferably made of cotton or any flexible and light tissue. Males (and anyone interested) may bring colorful handkerchiefs (100-150 cm long)

Language: English (German or Spanish on request).

Address:

Mariposa – Raum für Transformation

Monumentenstrasse 20

10965 Berlin

(fast um die Ecke Monumentstr./Katzbachstr., in der Nähe von Viktoriapark)

Stadtteil: Kreuzberg

U/S-Bahn: Yorckstrasse, Platz der Luftbrücke

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10965 Berlin

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