Dancing and drumming in the rhythm of joy
An ideal connection of learning and relaxing
The relieving and stress-reducing effect of music and
dancing is of great importance in our civilized society.
By dancing, sweating, singing, giving us time, feeling
our bodies and drumming we can fully develop our vital
strengths and we can deeply relax. Through rhythm we
develop our connection to earth, because anyone who
wants to take off rhythmically must have both feet firmly
on the ground.
That supports a differenciated body consciousness and
a clear mind. Dancing and drumming inspires to open
the heart and reminds you that it is very important
to enjoy life.
Dancing is the most passionate way to express your feelings.
It is to be on sure ground, to gain looseness, to relax,
to take in the music, to feel the rhythm and to follow
the natural urge to move. For this, the clear structures
and traditional forms of Afro- Brazilian dancing are
ideal. The strong expressiveness and diversity of movements
give your joy of living a new dimension.
We will play the pulsating and earthy rhythms of Samba
Reagge and Afoxé from Salvador da Bahia on the
big bass drums (surdos), on repiniques and tamborins,
on congas and shakers. We will take in the powerful
vibrations of the drums until we can feel the typical
Brazilian swing and the rhythms have an energizing effect
on our bodies. The magic of the drums connects us with
the passionate flow of movements, and we experience
the mighty vibration of rhythms as a single big organism.
The one-week seminars at Pentecost and in the summer
address beginners as well as participants who already
have experience in drumming and dancing. Instruments
are available, yet if you posses a conga, please bring
it with you.