PURE Conference – Peaceful Warrior

Friday, March 31, 2017
The March 31 to April 2nd 2017 PURE Conference “Peaceful Warrior” gathers together instructors from France, Columbia, Sante Fe, Los Angeles and NYC to explore inner and outer strength, non-violent responses to conflict, methods for building bridges and creating art for positive social change. Influences range from Shambhala, Greek Myth, the Goddess archetype, Martial Arts, Bellydance, Flamenco, Butoh and more. Conference attendees are welcomed into an inclusive, safe space to take risks, share and dive into what it means to be human. Also tour the Rubin museum, enjoy a theatrical show and go on a public procession through the streets and parks of New York City.

Presented by PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), an international community co-founded by Kaeshi Chai dedicated to healing and social change through dance and music.

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10.00-5.30pm Nuts and Bolts of Leading Groups
Gain useful tools and inspiration by joining other dance leaders in lectures and round table discussions about topics that relate to running a school, leading troupes or facilitating groups. Learn how to raise funds, secure grants, recruit students or members, determine what prices to charge, increase adherence and navigate relationships from easy to difficult.

10.00-11.30am Icebreaker: Shambhala Connections with Kaeshi Chai and Harry Einhorn
11.30-1.00pm Workshop: The Wisdom of Color – Aura Soma Essential Oils with Antonina Canal (Colombia)
1.00-1.30pm Lunch
1.30-2.30pm Panel Discussion: Building Bridges
2.30-4.00pm Workshop: Veil Emergence with Kaeshi Chai
4.00-5.30pm Workshop: Become a Peaceful Warrior with Myra Krien (NM)
7.15-8.45pm Rubin Museum Tour with Nancy Eder

10.00-11.30am Athena: Exploring the Warrior Goddess Archetype with Myra Krien (NM)
11.30-1.00pm Magical Pelvis with Assia Guemra (France)
1.00-1.30pm Lunch
1.30-2.30pm Panel Discussion: Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
2.30-5.30pm Dance of the Heart, Dance of the Bones with Ian Wen and Irina Kom
8.30-10.00pm Theatrical Show

10.00-11.30am Oriental Dance for Healing with Antonina Canal (Colombia)
11.30-1.00pm Energy and Power with Assia Guemra (France)
1.00-1.30pm Lunch
1.30-2.30pm Panel Discussion: Everyday Activism – Role of the Artist in Creating Social Change
2.30-4.30pm Procession: Planetary Dance Workshop with Heather Shoopman (CA)
5.30-7.00pm Public Procession


THURSDAY Workshop: At Kaeshi & Brad’s Casa in Woodside, NY
FRIDAY Workshops: NOLA Studios, 244 West 54th St, 11th Floor, Studio B, NYC

SATURDAY/SUNDAY Workshops & Show @ Speyer Hall, University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St, New York, NY

SUNDAY Procession route to be announced

4 Day Full Package (Pre-Conference Day+ 3 Day Conference) $375 adv, $425
3 Day Conference (17 hrs Workshops, 3 Panels, Museum Tour, Show & Procession) $295 adv, $325
Pre-Conference Day $115 adv, $135
Single Day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) $115 adv, $135

Ala Carte
1.5 hour Workshops $35 adv, $45
Panel Discussions $10 adv, $15
Museum Tour $15 adv, $20
Theatrical Dance Show $20 adv, $25

Advanced rate expires on February 28th, 2017

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