Empowering Twerk y Perreo by Daphne Rara
Moving the pelvis for pelvic wellness and self-esteem
Twerk is a style of Urban dance , as is perreo. Twerk is more technical, characterized by isolations and micromovements; perreo is a movement born from the street in South America, looser, “dirty” , belly . These two styles are blended with Afro influences in the empowering twerk y perreo workshop.
It is a type of workout that focuses on awareness of the movement of the hips, knees, and pelvis. It is a way of dancing, sexy and fun, but it is above all a mechanism for valuing oneself, an opportunity to play with one’s sensual self and to do it for oneself first-and not for attention as is often believed.
Working the pelvis area is key to health, especially for women, as well as being a very enjoyable flexibility workout since we rest our weight there and store emotions.
It is a way of dancing that takes its cues from African and Afro-Caribbean traditions and was thought to be linked to fertility; it is now very fashionable in sexist contexts such as the mainstream reggaeton industry, but in recent years so many people are re-appropriating these rhythms to give them new meaning and revalue themselves.
A workshop to engage spirit, body and mind,
To be looser when we dance , untie our pelvis, learn to isolate movements and generally increase our self-esteem through movement and a guaranteed good sweat!
What to bring:
Sports clothes (best to avoid tight black leggings; rather shorts and fishnet socks). Volleyball knee pads or thick socks to tie over the knees
Water to hydrate
Since we were children we received many rules to follow : but rules are often very different, according to the culture, the social class, the gender and the family we had the (bad/good) luck to be born in.
How many of this rules were established to empower and liberate us? How many to control and tame?
Which ones we really wish to keep ?
Let’s sort this out together…
After few centuries of existence and evolution, human race was able to reach incredible achievements and unthinkable goals…Technologies and Sciences developed unbelievable skills and gave us the impression to be very powerful… even super human.
But how comes that we were not able to built a more just and equal society?
A safer environment for the children?
A non-violent civilization?
There have been many thoughts, philosophies, cultures, singles individuals and religions suggesting that LOVE is the key to reach higher levels of awareness and to built collectives based on peace, equity and mutual respect.
But are we ready to Love? And to receive Love?
Could that be, that since no one ever taught us to really love and respect our self (body and mind) that we are not completely able to receive LOVE and there for to give it?
In this workshop we will xplore and create together a path that bring us from self-love to universal love, using our empathic body and mind to connect and relate – celebrating differences and honouring oneness –
XPLORING DOMINANCE and SUBMISSION
This workshop offers different scores to practice dominance as well as submission. Most exercises are practical-physical and hands-on. In order to provide a non-exclusive and vast range of experiences, we will often work with random partner combinations. So there will be both same gender and different gender combinations. Participants should generally be open to working with any person and any body. Exceptions can be discussed.
This is an exploration of different strategies and tools to establish consent before and during a scene. We will do some practical exercises and discuss
advantages and disadvantages of different techniques. Especially recommended for people new to sex positive spaces.
RESISTANCE & RELEASE
This workshop is a playful approach to various forms of active and passive resistance.
We wish to xplore how we can yield into a conscious act of power and conflict. Impact play, playfight, contact improvisation, conscious kink and more…
A Collective Pool Float & Breathing Experience.
How can we create shapes in fluid processes and dissolve them into new perspectives? Floating Shift is literally bringing our body into water, to touch the inner core of our fluidity and suggest an aware observation of the constant transformation of all our processes, in and around our selves. Together we will sense the semi permeability or our membranes while floating into water : between order and disorder.
In this workshop we use techniques of Continuum Movement and Middendorf Breathing, and bring the focus on body-regulations: witnessing and experiencing slow movement.