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Dance gathering
The Dance of My Awakening Soul

 


A Conscious Healing Dance from Dark into Light into Colour

by SofieAFDeSmet
 

DANCE with ART — Experience a deep healing encounter with yourself
through music, dance and art!

 

"Dancing — besides creating art, has always played a major role in my life. I find so much solace and joyousness in music. Not only to express myself, but because it also reveals what might be unconsciously repressed within me, but wants to be felt, released and regulated within my nervous system in order to heal my mental, physical and emotional body. When I dance, I sink back into my own essence, I feel free, freed, worthy, safe, loved. I feel my Natural Self, I feel alive. As I dance I become the dance — we are one."
 


If you love to dance and you crave a new experience that involves free dancing in a powerful healing place while entering the kingdom of contagious pop melodies, body shaking rhythms, deep trance, heart opening sounds and even shamanic vibes, then don't miss this unique opportunity!

Allow yourself to unleash and transcend your rawest, purest, authentic Wild Self to shake off everything that no longer serves you. And to raise your vibration into a higher state.

Autumn season is the perfect time for letting the old become fertile soil for change, renewal and awakening.

 

Just close your eyes, follow the flow of your own unique body in the moment, experience what comes up from deep within, feel the natural ecstasy and enjoy this Conscious Healing Dance from Dark into Light into full Colour together with me.

3 DANCE GATHERINGS

Sat. 23.09.23 LIVE dj set with DJ Wouter HARMONICS
Next 2 Saturdays:

30.09.23 & 07.10.23
From 7 - 9.30 pm

Read some reviews here

HOLY GRAIL

Westremkerk / Martinus Art House
Westremstraat 1, 9230 Westrem (Wetteren)

 


 

The body expresses what the mind suppresses.
Medicine Mami


 

HOW IT GOES
 

 You are welcome from 7 pm — doors close at 7.30 pm.

Please arrive on time to settle yourself in, relax and leave the daily stress behind you.
Feel free to stretch and warm up.

 

The dance consists of 3 different music waves.
We start with warming-up music to sink into our bodies and into the powerful energy of the church. What follows is a two hour dance trip, starting off with pop music that has an empowering effect on us through the lyrics. These tracks were carefully chosen to activate our unconscious,
Dark emotions, conflicts, desires and intentions — to bring them consciously to Light by fully surrendering. Gradually various genres of electronic, deep trance and shamanic dance music will elevate us into a state of ecstacy, experiencing our true Colours in full.
It's in that moment the dancer becomes the dance!


 

GUIDELINES TO HONOUR

 

There are 3 basic rules that make our dance experience even more authentic, intense and sacred:

 

No shoes. No substances. No talking.
 

No shoes for better grounding.
No alcohol or drugs. No chit chatting.


You do not have to have 'dancing skills' — it's all about movement.

Bring your own bottle of water — water will be availbale for refilling.
Wear comfy, loose clothing in which you can or are allowed to sweat — less is more.

There will be space available for your personal belongings.
If you want to to take a breather, you can quietly do so in the available rest areas.

Sanitary is provided outside the church.

Please respect the cemetry around the church, and the neighbourhood.

It is not allowed to take photos or videos during the dance — to safeguard everyone's authentic expression. However, on the opening night some photos/videos might be taken occasionally for publicity purposes only, but care will be taken to ensure that this is limited.

 

MUSIC SET


We will be guided by a LIVE DJ set by Wouter Vernaillen, a.k.a. DJ HARMONICS, at the opening evening only. This set will be recorded and replayed at the next 2 dance gatherings.

 

Wouter did many breathwork and sound healing trainings which he combined with his DJ skills. He now creates immersive dance flows and plays music for holistic healing, estatic dance and trance dance.

 

 

PROGRAM
 

7 pm
Doors open, you are welcome!

7.30 pm
Doors close, warming-up

9.30-10 pm
Wrap-up


ENERGY EXCHANGE


€25

PS: If you come early, you can visit my art exhibition that's on view in the church.

View opening hours.

Yes, I want to move my body, and dance!
(Your registration is requested)

Guidelines
Reviews

 


ABOUT LAST SATURDAY ...



Total relaxation

"From Dark into Light into Colourful dancing was a really special experience. It's been a long time since my body has felt so free. After two hours of intensive dancing, I was, strangely enough, barely physically tired and full of energy. The music gradually takes you from your comfort zone to higher spheres; you let go of everything. Without hesitation and with a safe feeling, everyone can let themselves go, until the final apotheosis of total relaxation. The warm setting in this beautiful lit church lifts the energies of all participants to higher levels and is really very unique. I'm still 'reminiscing'!" Chantal



A real Gesamtkunstwerk

"What a unique experience. A real Gesamtkunstwerk, where the spirit of the place, the dialogue with the art work, the lighting, the music and the accompaniment, makes the dance a special journey. Everything presented with great care in an open and connecting atmosphere."
Henry

 

Freed from all the pent-up tensions

"A unique experience! Dancing freely, without feeling embarrassed, without prejudice or being looked at by anyone. It offered me a liberating feeling... freed from all the pent-up tensions of the past busy weeks. Immersed in the music, I let myself get carried away by the vibes, totally intuitive. I loved the fact that it started very accessible with top pop hits, which provided an easy warming up and more confidence, which then evolved into more alternative electro music, mixed with compelling ethnic vibes. Clearly everyone came with the same intentions and each in their own way they experienced the music. The beautifully decorated church and Sofie's art work radiated positive energy; presumably never equaled. Her warm welcome and pleasant guidance contributed to the success of the evening! In a few words: a unique individual experience in which joint energy is released and shared. Thank you Sofie for this beautiful, invigorating intermezzo!" Hugues


Expansion
 
"Last Saturday I had the pleasure of participating in 'The Dance of My Awakening Soul', organized by Sofie. I really don't consider myself to be a dancer, but this evening was quite an eye-opener. The location, an early medieval church where Sofie's art work is also on view, was decorated in a very cozy and warm manner  just like Sofie's welcoming. The lights and candles in the church made it a unique place to have my first dance experience without having had a pint or two. Sober and open minded I observed what would come my way. Singing along with well-known nostalgic songs eventually made me turn inward more and more. Thoughts and events from the past ran through my mind. I tried to observe but not to go along with it. Until I ended up in a state of unconditional 'being', giving everything free rein. Thoughts faded away and I enjoyed everything my body wanted to do. I felt like a kid again, dancing happily around without worries. I enjoyed watching the lights turning the church into a colourful temple during the third music wave. Lying on the floor at the end, I enjoyed the crystal clear silence that seemed to go on for minutes. Everyone was silent. What an experience! I also drew an oracle card that Sofie designed with her art work, and the card said: expansion. Which was exactly the word that fit my experience. Well-deserved congratulations to you Sofie, for your contribution to the common good of this planet. And a big thank you for all the work you put into sharing this experience with all of us. Wish you all the best and I'll see you at the next 'dance gathering'! Already looking forward to it." Tony


Letting go

"At first I was a bit skeptical, because I didn't know what was going to come my way. The location is magnificent and it quickly created a nice atmosphere. Also the people who were present immediately gave me a feeling of reassurance. Shoes went off and a great dancing experience followed, starting with well-known pop tunes. Unique, no shame, just 'letting go'. This won't be my last time!" Stef


 

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