OŚRODEK TU I TERAZ / WARSZTATY / June 2023 / 16.06.23 - 18.06.23
Biodanza – Dance of Life. Sexuality and Eroticism, (Warsaw)
- Biodanza – Dance of Life. Sexuality and Eroticism, (Warsaw)
- Pt, 16. czerwiec 2023 - N, 18. czerwiec 2023
- Cristiano Martins
- June 2023
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. “ Rumi
Biodanza means Dance of Life. It is a dance of heart and freedom from South America. It's a system that integrates music and movement; it also makes possible to establish an authentic relationship with yourself, with other people and with the environment. Biodanza creates experiences of intense awareness of being alive in the here-and-now.
Celebrating life is a goal of Biodanza. It stimulates community bounds and makes establishing relationships easier, as well as helps participants regain joy and vitality to celebrate the sacredness of life. It makes a way to feel happy, healthy and more confident, with strengthened self-esteem, also improving the ability to make choices.
Sexuality represents the primordial energy pattern of power, beauty enthusiasm and passion. It lives through the original thirst that our species has of pleasure and well-being. Its translated by the impulse to delve deep into the world of sensations. It is guided by the compass that lives in our heart connecting us with the need/desire to give and receive love. So the first step is the recognize that love is an art, just as life is an art, if we want to learn how to love, we have to do what we would do if we wanted to learn music or painting. Erotism is a transgression of sexuality, it does with sexuality what the poetry does with words...
“Biodanza represents the primordial energy pattern of deep connection and freedom of expression, beauty, enthusiasm and passion. It lives through the original thirst that our species has of health, love, pleasure and well-being. It is translated by the impulse to dive deep into the world of sensations. It is guided by the compass that lives in our heart, connecting us with the need and the desire to give and receive love. It teaches us to recognize that love is an art, just as life.” (Cristiano Martins)
Life as the most Sacred of manifestations constantly asks us to reborn and become whole in a complete lovingness at every moment of our lives. The first step to take in this experiential Journey is to recognize that love is an art. In the same sense in which life in entire its splendor is an art. If we want to learn how to love, we should do the same things we do when we want to learn any other form of art, such as music or sculpture.
Biodanza is a delicate but deeply transforming work on consciousness which awakens for universal solidarity, based on working with the body, body movement and dancing.
- Integrates body, mind, emotions and soul.
- Arouses vitality, creativity, sensuality and emotionality.
- Teaches openness, joy, building good relationships and expressing emotions.
Feeling the connection with your body, emotions and energy, makes the transformation occur. These experiences are called "vivencias". They allow access to our primal emotions and help with the most natural expression of true self to emerge through movement.
Biodanza also strengthens the "lineas de vivencia", which are lines of vitality within five specific areas: vitality, sexuality, creativity, affection and transcendence.
Biodanza is based on psychological and philosophical research, dance anthropology and traditional rituals. One of the teachers explains the origin of the word "biodanza" from the Greek bios meaning life, and from the Spanish danza which means dance. Workshop is based on personal, direct experience - individually, in pairs, subgroups or in a group of all participants. There is music, movement and dance to enable the creation of harmony and closeness in interpersonal relations.
„A man doesn’t live to dance, but dances to live happier”
Rolando Toro Biodanza System is a method that works on every human being’s potential.
It reveals various possibilities and forms of expression to us. It is based on the positive resources of each of us, according to the author's method - the creator of the system, prof. Rolando Toro. Her father is a psychologist, anthropologist, poet and artist from Chile. And since the 1960s, system itself has been distributed in over 30 countries around the world as a method of personal development.
Biodanza draws our attention into building relationships and bonds between people through eye contact. An eye contact is considered as the fundamental base of a beautiful and meaningful communication without words. This also helps to open the heart, transform person's needs and desires and to be ready for new experiences.
No dance experience or preparation is necessary to start practicing Biodanza and experience its benefits. The dance is done barefoot.
FRIDAY (June 16th )
- 8 PM – 10.30 PM BIODANZA
SATURDAY (June 17th ):
- 10 AM – 2 PM BIODANZA
- 2 PM – 4 PM Lunch break & rest
- 4 PM – 7 PM BIODANZA
SUNDAY (June 18th ):
- 10 AM – 1 PM BIODANZA
- 1 PM – 3 PM Lunch break & rest
- 3 PM – 6 PM BIODANZA
Thank you for the opportunity to use beautiful photos from: Agnieszka Cytacka and Magdalena Mogielnicka.
WORKSHOP HELD IN ENGLISH AND TRANSLATED INTO POLISH!
WORKSHOP TRANSLATED INTO POLISH!
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- Cristiano Martins
Cristiano is a Biodanza (Rolando Toro System) Facilitator, certified by the Biodanza SRT School of Portugal and also a Didactic of the same System. He is part of the teaching staff at the Institute of Applied Psychology in the postgraduate course "Human Development and Therapy through Expressive Arts" and also collaborates with the Portuguese School of Biodanza in the accompaniment and supervision of students and new teachers. In the last few years he has dedicated himself to the creation of diverse signature workshops such as: "Roots in the Earth, Roots in Heaven"; "Chaos, Creativity and the Return of the Sacred"; "The Birth of the Cosmic Man"; "Under the Sign of Affection"; "Surrender to Love"; "Sacred Warrior"; "Ecstatic Lover"; "Mystic Magician"; "The King the Queen"; "Equinox and Solstice Celebrations" in Nature. Regular Didact In Berlin and Portugal; Also with agenda in Spain (Gran Canaria, Seville, Merida), France (Toulouse and Nantes), Montreal (Canada).
Born in 1979 in Freiburg im Braisgau, Germany, finally settled down in Oporto, Portugal. After graduating in clinical psycho-pedagogy, Cristiano was trained in Gestalt therapy; these tools permitted him to work during some years in the field of behavioural deviations. Simultaneously, he attended different theatrical and dance workshops.
Cristiano is one of the teaching staff at the Institute of Applied Psychology in the postgraduate course "Human Development and Therapy through Expressive Arts" and also collaborates with the Portuguese School of Biodanza through supervision of students and new teachers.