Afro Connection Dance
Dance is the celebration of our communion among humans, with nature and with the joy of living. In Afro Connection Dance with live drumming, we explore the concepts of identity, creativity and authenticity through movement inspired by traditional West African rhythms. Live drumming will take us to our roots, bringing back ancestral memories of when we lived in community and in communion with nature.
The proposal is to reconnect with ourselves, with our body-mind, our feelings and emotions while we move to the live music and with others. The main objective is to give ourselves a moment of full presence, to be here, in our bodies and on this Earth, and now, in this moment, present in consciousness. We will create a safe space to explore self-awareness, compassion and acceptance to allow authenticity to manifest and feel empowered, that is, being in our power. In this workshop we connect with our body, we raise our energy level & vibration, we feel Mother Earth, dance in community and above all: We celebrate Life!!
Camila Chicon is an Afro dancer, therapeutic dance facilitator and a yoga teacher. Since 2012, she has specialized in traditional West African dance and rhythms. Since November 2017, she has lived on Waiheke Island where she has been working in her own dance approach combining different techniques of traditional African dance, conscious body training, improvisation, therapeutic dance, yoga and expressive movement. She understands dance as a connection with ourselves, others and nature. She offers regular dance and yoga classes in the Auckland area.