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Welcome to Pattern Disruption
A Shamanic Journey through Performative Practices
Hosted by the Shamanic Dolls

What would it feel like to INTERRUPT the pattern, RE-DEFINE your own embodiment, and SHINE your light on something the world would have you hide away?
We believe in the creative process as a healing modality. We believe that by healing yourself and sharing your journey, you can heal others.
WHO:
This workshop is designed for people inspired to shine their truth brightly and give voice to the intuitive.

INTENTION:
The intention of this workshop it to ARM you with lasting tools, techniques, and practices that will enable you to powerfully CRAFT your ritual performance and ACTIVATE your unique performative signature.

YOU WILL:
*Discover your cellular wisdom and excavate your unique interior archetypes
•Invent and refine a potent one-of-a-kind character
•Create and perform a Solo performance as your character
•Learn and perform a group dance number with other embodied light beings!

TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES:
•Dance forms-inspired by spatial relativity, modern, ballet, and various indigenous styles
•Somatic studies/ Bio-mechanics
•Butoh and ritual based performative practices
•Acting techniques such as substitutions, anchoring, tactics, Laban techniques, and more!
•Journaling assignments to develop character inner and outer realms
•Ritual craft and sacred object activation

WHEN:
Sundays 5:30 pm-8 pm

Week 1: March 18th
Week 2: March 25h
Week 3: Make up class March 29th (7:30-10)
April 1sth: No class (Easter)- One on One coaching sessions/ consultations
Week 4: April 8th
Week 5: April 15th
Week 6: April 29th
Dress rehearsal: May 2nd or 3rd (venue TBD)
First Friday Promotional event (optional): May 4th
Student Showcase: May5th: (venue TBD)

WHERE:
Release Studios
1201 Santa Fe Dr, Suite D
Denver, Colorado
(303) 927-0555

STUDENT SHOWCASE May 5th (venue TBD)
This is a special performance event in which all participants will perform a solo piece based on the character created in workshop. The show will feature all workshop participants, the Shamanic Dolls and several guest artists and will be followed by a dance party!

COST:
$295 for entire workshop-
•Includes 15 hours of master level acting and performance training
•Weekly Ritual and deep healing journey
•One-on-one directorial consultation
•Character development workbook and guided journaling exercises
•Ritual craft materials and workshop
•Performance opportunity for your developed work, hosted and promoted by the Shamanic Dolls
*Payment plan available.

(Scholarships available for individuals with technical and organizational skills willing to support on the performance event on May 5th)

ABOUT US:
Shamanic Dolls is an interactive theater company devoted to the expansion of consciousness through ritual, activism, sacred comedy, political-burlesque, and embodiment of the divine. Our collaborative approach allows us to offer a powerful platform for artists to explore relevant topics in a unique and compelling way.

INSTRUCTORS:
Melinda Cary~ (Cybele de BlondeLoch) has a BA in Musical Theater. She is a playwright, director, & performer and has had her original work produced in Denver, NYC, LA, Northern California, Colorado, India, Europe and major festivals across the US and abroad. Melinda has been creating performance art since 2001.

Maria Flegas~ (Earthaerial Kartwheel/ The Mercury Doll) is a dancer, therapist, Butoh artist, and professor. Maria has a master’s degree in dance therapy. She teaches somatic studies and modern dance at several Universities, including CU Boulder. She has performed internationally as a dancer. Recently she returned from Palestine where she taught dance and freedom of expression as part of the “Dance For Peace” project.

Anastasia Dadashpour~ (Renegade Dulcinea Utopiana) is a dancer, political activist and writer. She is Founder of the Dance for Peace project, which aims to guide Palestinian youth to a greater sense of freedom through freedom of movement and expression. Trained in multiple traditional and world dance forms, she uses dance as both meditation and as a medium for transcendental expression. She has a master’s degree in Human Rights.

TO REGISTER:
Please send an email to shamanicdolls@gmail.com with the subject: PATTERN DISRUPTION that includes your name, phone number, best times to connect, and anything you’d like to share with us about your goals and desires for your experience.

We look forward to stepping into ritual space with you, and collectively curating something DIVINE! We hope that this workshop is just the beginning.

ABOUT RELEASE STUDIO:
Release Studio is a gathering space focused on community, art, music and conscious living in the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver, Colorado. We offer unique experiences to encourage physical health and spiritual and mental well being in a fun community driven environment.
Some of our offerings include yoga, flow and music classes; guided meditation; spiritual and educational workshops; and social gatherings.

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