A number of different elements weave together to create the dance space and support the Dancers. dancingTao and other 5Rhythms/Movement Medicine dancefloors are held spaces, meaning that a Teacher, usually Christian de Sousa or someone else on this list, is opening the space and teaching aspects of the 5Rhythms and/or Movement Medicine practices, then facilitating movement through speaking & DJing and bringing the dance to completion at the end.
Music is vital to awakening and guiding our energies for dancing, and there is usually some kind of art installation or altar to bring visual inspiration and focus to the space. A Crew takes care of the practicalities of setting-up the space, and the atmosphere and energy of the Venue also affects the dance in different ways. Meanwhile, there wouldn't be any dancing without the Planet beneath our feet...
The festival is part of the Erasmus project on social inclusion that we've been leading and will involve our partners from Budapest, Rome and Berlin - and we’re really happy to be bringing this new initiative to both the existing community of dancers, people who may not previously have been able to access conscious dance spaces, and the local Vauxhall community. We'll see what happens!
for more info on the movement practices and other maps we work with, please visit dancingtao.net and click 5rhythms/medicine