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Dancing for Freedom: Melbourne

Join us as we gather to connect and Dance your prayers for the freedom from child sex slavery in this dance fundraiser for Art to Healing & Yoga in Action!

Fusing global music of all genres, we celebrate the sacredness of our bodies and cultural diversity in a communal dance space towards a bigger, planetary intention for healing and hope.

With acclaimed DJ and music producer Ben Temple Step, and Madhu Honey and Liarna Conder as our facilitators, we will stomp shake and sweat our prayers and finish with a sound bath and meditation to integrate the experience. Ben Temple Step offers his unique combination of DJing, original Music, live performance, sound healing and ceremonial sound design, guiding the dancer through a global dance journey of planetary ethnic cultures and beyond.

This is our chance to embody and weave together a collective prayer to send out to humanity and healing.

May we honour our bodies and our authentic expression. May we dance for those who are unable to dance. May we dance for liberation and freedom! 

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS & DJs

Ben Temple Step: Acclaimed DJ & Music Producer

Ben Temple Step is a DJ, Music Producer, Facilitator, Live Sonic Ceremonialist and Sound Healer. He has been a resident Dj at some of the globes biggest Ecstatic Dance venues, Yoga Barn, New Earth Haven and Akasha and over the past 20 years he has performed and presented workshops at Festivals all around the world including Beloved Festival (USA), Sonic Bloom (USA), Rainbow Serpent (AUS), Earth Frequency (AUS), Woodford(AUS), Earthdance (AUS) and many more.

http://motivmusic.com/

Madhu Honey: Dance Facilitator & Ceremonialist

Madhu is a Performance artist, Workshop facilitator, Artistic Director and Creative InBodied Therapist. With over 15 years of experience in the movement field, studying, facilitating and performing in the practices of Dance Therapy,Physical Theatre, Butoh, Body Weather, BMC, Yoga and Counselling. Her experience includes Theatre Productions, Corporate gigs, Arts Festivals, Ceremonies & Dance /Theatre companies. Madhu brings a colourful dance of the sacred through passion, play and purpose to her performance and delivery through all these modalities, weaving an alchemy of inspired collective & liberated experience.

Liarna Conder - Dance Facilitator & Cacao Ceremonial Facilitator

Liarna is passionate about creating sacred space for people to drop into their bodies and explore their authentic expression through dance, movement and sound. She has been working with these tools for embodiment and awakening for 5 years, whilst holding conscious dance spaces across Melbourne for both men and women of all ages and diverse backgrounds.

Liarna believes that dance and expression through the body can communicate what words cannot. It is a powerful tool to support trauma resolution and to integrate past experiences, creating a greater sense of personal empowerment and liberation. Her intention is to bring the community together to celebrate diversity and to weave the individual prayers out into the collective for liberation and freedom!

Liarna is also part of Art to Healing and will be joining the team in Nepal in November to work with the women and girls there who have experienced sexual exploitation and slavery.

 

Location

Drill Hall, Multicultural Hub
26 Therry Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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