whirling

DE Wir freuen uns, als Musiker beim nächsten Whirling Atelier von Naïma Ferré dabei zu sein, Adresse und weitere Infos siehe unten.

EN We are happy to participate in the Whirling research activities of Naïma Ferré.
The workshop will take place at:

Tatwerk Berlin
Hasenheide 9
10967 Berlin
Gewerbehof Aufgang 1, 3. OG

Date : 25. Okt 2014 11-14h
Participation fee : pro Workshop : 20 € reduced : 15 €
Information and Inscription : Naïma Ferré / naimaferre@laposte.net / +49 157 340 298 58

Naima´s Info on her workshops:

Whirling Atelier

From the Dervish Dance

With this Atelier, I propose to share my experience with whirling, the special practice of dervish dance. Simply put, dervish dance consists on a physical level of spinning around on oneself. Then, by the repetition of this simple and fundamental action, we can attempt to push our physical, mental and emotional limits, inviting and creating space for a joyful and peaceful inner presence.

Every child from an early age spins intuitively, attracted to the simple pleasure of the euphoria that comes from it. What happens when we lengthen this sensation, when we dive fully into this euphoric reverie ?

Coming from the Sufi tradition – a spiritual branch of Islam – the dervish dance is a mystical practice with the aim of reaching ecstasy. Without necessarily putting emphasis on reaching this extreme (though it is of course a very interesting aim !), this specific act of whirling invites us to open up an unknown inner space. For that, we have to sharpen our sensory perception, something that requires total engagement, as much physical and emotional as mental. More than learning how to whirl, this Atelier proposes a dive inwards, whereby we are encouraged to increase our self-awareness and self-knowledge.

This Atelier is open to all interested persons. Previous experience is welcomed but not necessary. Just come and try !

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