“A creative art form, Embodied Dance brings together different movement cultures including dance, yoga and physical conditioning, as well as musicality and emotions. Expect transformation from this practice, which will leave you with a deeper understanding of your human form, and better alignment of your physical faculties.”
WHAT IS IT?
“Embodied Dance” is a unique methodology created by Daniel *Sonic* Rojas, collected over 25 years of experience as a professional mover, dancer and performer, that combines elements of different movement cultures to inspire freedom & creativity, breaking the boundaries of dance and exploring feeling through movement.
This practice brings together various elements of yoga, physical conditioning, capoeira, housing, popping, breakdance, parkour and contemporary dance techniques, as well as utilises breath, oscillations and communication through movement, to gain better understanding of the body and our innate musicality.
Embodied Dance is a powerful physical practice (strengthening, stretching, opening, conditioning) as well as a highly energetic practice in that it opens free movement within the whole body, aligns energy centres and allows the practitioner to feel inspired, open & energised.
Whether one approaches this art form for personal movement liberation, physical or emotional healing, physical conditioning or simply for reaching an ecstatic state - it is a malleable, profound practice that can touch the spirit of any practitioner.
To practice Embodied Dance, one simply needs to be free of boundaries related to movement and willing to integrate their own movement based practices into a dynamic journey of physical & energetic healing. Through movement with a rhythm, we not only heal ourselves physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually, as well as develop a connection to Nature, each other and to the entire Universe.
Movement Specialist, Professional Dancer, High Vibration Guide
DANIEL "SONIC" ROJAS has been dancing & performing for more than 25 years, and is known around the world for his creativity and individual way of expressing himself by telling stories through dance. Combining his Latin roots and his experiential journey of many years as a professional dancer/performer, Daniel has created his own style that he calls 'Embodied Dance' (formally known as Contemporary-Break).
This unique form has been recognised by the University of Science of Sports and Anatomy in Cologne, Germany, as one of the most complete movement art forms offered internationally.
Embodied Dance dissolves the boundaries between different movement cultures with the aim of giving individuals a unique way of expressing themselves, connecting to feeling through movement and ultimately self-healing. Daniel shares Embodied Dance worldwide, including at many popular festivals and dance academies, as well as continues to perform/battle/judge international events and to share private sessions & trainings.
Also known as BBoy Sonic, Daniel's journey has included many awards such as Winner of the European Championship ''Ultimate Bboy Session'' in Germany 1998, Winner of the World Championship at the UK Championship 2001, to the more recent IBE2014, where he took 2nd place in the World Championship Breakdance Competition (Holland).
Not limited by any means to only breakdance, Daniel has spent more than 15 years dancing with reputable, contemporary dance companies in Denmark, Sweden, London and Italy, as well as performing in many world acclaimed theatre productions such as the musical The Hunch Back of Notre Dame de Paris, playing as The Nutcracker for more than 7 years, playing as Harlequin, and many more.
In addition to dance, Daniel has a strong practice in Yoga, Meditation, Parkour and Nutrition, including certification as a Yoga Instructor (2013 & Nov 2014) and Raw Food Chef (Dec 2014). He offers private sessions related to all of this work (high vibration guide!) and largely spends his time now focused on sharing his accumulative and unique methodology, Embodied Dance.
It is Daniel’s aim to integrate all of these disciplines into a holistic offering to better understand the Body/Mind, as well as a way to spread his message to the world: Live, Love & Dance.
EMBODIED DANCE WORKSHOP
Introduction to Embodied Dance (3 hours)
This workshop uses a combination of different concepts such as oscillations, floor work, ritualistic movements & physical conditioning to give the practitioner an introduction to Embodied Dance.
EMBODIED DANCE: ELEMENTAL IMMERSIONS
Elemental Immersion (15hours - 3 hours each)
Workshop 1: EarTh
This workshop utilices concepts such as animal style, floor work and physical conditioning to build the foundation of Embodied Dance, as well as to embody attributes of the Earth element including survival, roots, grounded, instinct & connection.
Workshop 2: Water
This workshop presents mirror work, oscillations of the body, and linking of movements to create flow. The techniques will embody the qualities of the Water element, namely stillness & movement, reflection, shape-shifting and fluidity.
Workshop 3: Fire
This workshop brings concepts including Body as a Weapon, Tribalistic & Shamanistic ritual, and core conditioning, while embodying the qualities of the Fire element: passion, transformation, intensity, sharpness and determination.
Workshop 4: Air
This workshop presents methods of popping, multidirectional movement and breathing techniques, while embodying the attributes of the Air element: spontaneity, unpredictability, expansion, playfulness and multidirectionality.
WORKSHOP 5: SPACE
This workshop brings the elements together in how to use Space, Skeleton Dance, and Working With Spirit. The methods will embody the qualities of the Space element, namely limitless potential, possibility, awareness, & spirit.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Daniels´ humble manner and simplicity in guidance through Embodied Dance, made us all feel comfortable and joyful - waking up our souls to dance with the rythmes of the music. His guidance created a safe environment to feel free in and to just stay in ones own space and vibration. An empowering and vivifying way to transform tension into flowing energy."
- Wivi-Anne Nyberg
"I loved how Daniel encouraged us to connect with the brave and vivacious inner child, and let it float with joy through Embodied Dance. Daniel's deconstruction of complex dance into simple moves made it possible for each of us to follow and make the dance our own. That was deeply empowering and liberating!"
- Maria Kassova
"Daniel and his Embodied Dance … How to describe best this man's unique teaching technique. You can't... It must be experienced ... and it must be felt ... To say that it is an out-of-body experience is an understatement - it's a change in your perception of life and the way you live it ... His body composition and his mixture of the five elements of earth, fire, air, water and the secret ingredient, himself, that he uses in his teaching is revolutionizing ... Give your body and soul some pampering ... you won’t regret it !!!!
- Jesper Kryger, Creative Director & Choreographer
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