WHAT: The 2018 5 Elements PURE Conference gathers together artists to explore the 5 elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal through workshops, panel discussions, a theatrical dance show and dance offering to the planet May 11-13th, 2018 in New York, NY.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
FRIDAY MAY 11
10.00-1.00pm 5 Elements Belly Dance Part 1 w Titanya Dahlin
2.00-3.00pm Panel: Living with Curves
3.00-6.00pm 5 Elements Belly Dance Part 2 w Titanya Dahlin
8.00-9.30pm At Museum Tour w Nancy Eder (1.5 hrs)
SATURDAY May 12
10.00-1.00pm Anatomy of Emotions Part 1 w Mark Haviland
2.00-3.00pm Panel Discussion 2
3.00-6.00pm Anatomy of Emotions Part 2 w Mark Haviland
8.30-10.00pm Theatrical Dance Show
SUNDAY MAY 13
10.00-11.30am Workshop w Myra Krien
11.30-1.00pm Workshop w Antonina Canal
2.00-3.00pm Panel Discussion 3
3.00-4.30pm Dance offering Part 3: Upbeat Tribal Fusion w Kaeshi Chai
7.00-9.00pm Dance Offering to Planet Earth and Tour Through the Universe at a mystery location.
Full Conference $350, $375 after April 11
Single Day $125, $135 after April 11
“They say, Life is a Journey… If you don’t move, shift and change, then you become stuck in life and can bring illness to your body. Our cells hold memory of illness, trauma and emotions. When we move our body, especially in a conscious way, we move those emotional scars out of our energy field in order to feel and look more radiant. And then, we can find space and empowerment to take the next step in our lives” ~Titanya Monique Dahlin
FRIDAY MAY 11TH
10am-1pm 5 ELEMENTS BELLY DANCE PART 1 w Titanya Dahlin
History of the Five Elements. Introduction of the Earth and Wood Element through Belly dance!
Titanya created Five Element Belly dance in 1996, while teaching with her mother holistic health pioneer, Donna Eden. Incorporating the Chinese Five Element system into her Belly dance workshops, she and her sister, Dondi, have taught these popular workshops empowering women in their own divine spirit and movement, annually. Through storytelling and visualization, history and culture, with the ancient art of Belly dance, you begin to know yourself even more as a dancer, when you connect the framework of the Chinese Five Elements. We will dance with our sisters by embracing our Earth movements. We will meet the opposite of Earth, our Wood self, that establishes boundaries in our life through the drum solo.
2-3pm Panel: Living with Curves
How do you live as a full-figured woman in a world that upholds a different ideal?
3-6pm 5 ELEMENTS BELLY DANCE PART 2 w Titanya Dahlin
Introduction of the Water, Fire and Metal Elements. We end with an Elemental Ceremony of Movement.
We will connect through the Water and our emotional selves with Veil and Taxim dance. We will touch into our Fire sides, bonding back to our sisters with Gypsy dancing of exuberant joy. Then, we will come back to a calm outer presence and move into the Metal element. In my sessions, you will find that you connect more to one element than another and in this way, you will meet your own strengths while building up the elements in you that are less dominant. You will get to know yourself intimately as well as the relationships you cherish, as Titanya explains the elements and how they work and what drives each of us forward in life.
8-9.30pm Art Museum Tour w Nancy Eder
SATURDAY MAY 12TH
10-1PM ANATOMY OF EMOTION PART 1 w Mark Haviland
This collaborative hands-on somatic interactive workshop dives into the Chinese five element model (touch for health) of Meridian/Muscular/organ/psychological/emotional interconnectedness. In addition there will be self care techniques and practical exercises that will translate into anyones life. There will also be discussions on how to cultivate an allied relationship with the unconscious shadow. This information is a powerful compliment with the expanding transformational bodywork Mark does with people. It assists participants in integrating and grounding the major shifts that occur in the private bodywork sessions.
2-3pm Panel Discussion 2
3-6PM ANATOMY OF EMOTION PART 2 w Mark Haviland
This workshop is a powerful, interactive exploration of the body – your body and the vast universe of emotions within each and every one of us. Feelings buried alive never die and when feelings aren’t felt and honored they get stuck in the body. This “stuck-ness” can turn into aches and pains and then if not dealt with can manifest into serious illness. All the information will be presented in an easy and digestible fashion with humor and relevance. Anyone is welcome to attend and no prior experience is needed – all you need is a body!
8.30-10pm Theatrical Dance Show
SUNDAY MAY 13TH
10-11.30am DANCE OFFERING PART 1:
With Myra Krien
11.30am-1pm DANCE OFFERING PART 2:
With Antonina Canal
2-3pm Panel Discussion 3
3-4.30pm DANCE OFFERING PART 3:
UPBEAT TRIBAL FUSION w Kaeshi Chai
Kaeshi will teach an upbeat Tribal fusion choreography to New York based Middle Eastern band, Djinn’s, “Brooklyn Baladi”. This dance covers many popular Tribal movements including, Egyptian Basic, Torso Rotation, Taksim, Arabic, Choo Choo Arc, Triplet shoulder pushes, Sidewinder, Satellite, and more.
7-9pm DANCE OFFERING + TOUR OF THE UNIVERSE
This private event will take place at a mystery location and will kick off with a dance offering to planet earth followed by a tour of the universe.
All her life, Titanya has studied many forms of Movement and Dance as well as being a lifelong student in the Esoteric and Healing arts. She began Belly dance in the early 80’s and before that, she was a professional Polynesian dancer since the age of 9, as well as studying different types of dancing including traditional dance and world dancing. She has self-researched the sacred connections to movement as a healing force and so, she uses a spiritual approach in all her teachings. Titanya created Five Element Belly dance in 1996, while teaching with her mother holistic health pioneer, Donna Eden. Incorporating the Chinese Five Element system into her Belly dance workshops, she and her sister, Dondi, have taught these popular workshops empowering women in their own divine spirit and movement, annually. Through storytelling and visualization, history and culture, with the ancient art of Belly dance, you begin to know yourself even more as a dancer, when you connect the framework of the Chinese Five Elements. Titanya has been called “The Story Dancer”, as she is a professional Storyteller and Sacred Dancer who uses dance and cultural stories of strong Goddesses and Women to connect to her audiences.
MARK HAVILAND is not just a massage therapist, he is a soul whisperer. With his attuned touch, fiercely irreverent sense of humor and ease-full presence, Mark shares a unique technology of freedom through his transformational somatic bodywork—evoking, activating and connecting people to their own souls and their true purpose.
Myra Krien is a renowned Middle Eastern dance artist, an international performer, choreographer and teacher of belly dance. Myra has performed on some of Americas most prestigious stages, toured internationally, performed for PBS and Japanese television and been reviewed by national publications such as Dance Magazine, Bliss and the Santa Fean. After returning to her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico she opened her school of dance, Pomegranate Studios, founded Pomegranate SEEDs (Self-esteem, Empowerment and Education through Dance) a non-profit youth mentorship program and her state-of-the-art fitness program Funk-Ex.
The mission of SEEDs is to mentor young women in order to create healthy and strong individuals who are socially and fiscallly responsible to them-selves and their community. This is accomplished trhough the vehicle of dance, specifacally American Tribal Style dance, talking circles, journal writing and presentations.
They are taught the elements of American Tribal Style dance, a rich diverse artistic, cultural dance form that spans the regions of India, the Middle East, North Africa and Spain, and its expression through the varied and complex music of these same cultures. The girls participate in talking circles and journal writing during which they discuss issues affecting them. Each girl indentifies a personal goal that she would like to achieve during the course of the program. Guest speakers cover a wide range of topics from nutrition and body awareness to financial education. Many successful women of various fields that are of particular interest to the girls address the girls each week. There are four Student Salons (student performances) each session. Entrance into the program does not depend on demonstrated talen, standard beauty, or ability to pay the fees the program would require.
Based in Bogota, Antonina is the director of Prem Shakti School of Oriental dance in Colombia and pioneer of healing through dance. She created the Prem Shakti System: the art of healing and celebrating feminine energy throughout the world through Oriental, Indian, Egyptian and Gypsy dances. She has produced 15 International Festivals, 400 shows in top theaters of Latin America, has more than 5000 students, 6 dvds, teaches in Cairo, Egypt at the Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival since 2008, won 1st place choreography at Ahlan Wa Sahlan 2012, was awarded BIT WOMAN ( intelligence, courage and hard work) awarded by the Colombian news paper El Tiempo. http://premshakti.net
Kaeshi Chai is a world-fusion bellydancer and teacher trainer who co-founded the professional dance company and school, Bellyqueen. She also co-founded PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), an international community of artists dedicated to healing and social change through dance and music. Kaeshi has performed and taught internationally, and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, and Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution. She curates the weekly Djam NYC event showcasing dancers and musicians, and teaches at the Bellyqueen School of Dance and Steps on Broadway. Her mission is to develop bellydance as a stage art and explore it’s powerful, healing properties. www.kaeshi.com