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The Roots to the Spirit: EDM MasterClass Series

Drop in with creator of Embodied Dance Movement (EDM), Daniel *Sonic* Rojas, for a 3-Day MasterClass Series, in which we will explore the deeper layers of our human form through movement. EDM brings together different movement cultures including dance, martial arts, yoga and physical conditioning, as well as musicality, rhythm and emotions. During this series, practitioners will journey from THE ROOTS TO SPIRIT, enhancing their body awareness and developing an intelligent self-practice of conscious movement. Expect transformation from this art form, which will leave you with a deeper understanding of your human form and better alignment of your physical faculties. This series is open to all levels of practitioners from beginners to professional movement enthusiasts. No movement experience is necessary.

Day 1

The Root: Aligning with your Animal Body

18th March 2019

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Inspired by the aligned, graceful movements of animals that carry strength, flexibility, mobility and precision, this workshop will inspire a remembrance of our primal bodies. Using isolations of the body, animalistic movement and mobility, we will tap into a greater understanding of our physical form.

Day 2

The Heart: Feeling your Movement Body

19th March 2019

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Before technique, before movement, there exists a feeling. This workshop aims to harness this feeling, to free the mind from the power of the muscles, to use the momentum of the skeleton combined with authentic feeling, to move through space. Using isolations, original movement exercises, the elements and floor techniques, this workshop will tap into a greater understanding of why we move.

Day 3

The Spirit: Trusting Your Space Body

20th March 2019

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Through communication with our physical and emotional bodies, we connect into our space body - the body which carries us through non verbal communication and allows giving and receiving within our environment. In this workshop, we will explore partner work through trust exercises, original movement forms and martial arts-inspired contact improvisation, coming together spirit to spirit

Total Price: 1.200 baht

Drop-in: 500 baht

Location: Momentum Mixed Movement Arts, Koh Phangan, Thailand


Embodied Dance Movement (EDM) is a unique, multi-layered movement methodology created by Daniel *Sonic* Rojas from an accumulation of more than 25 years experience as a professional dancer and movement enthusiast, created through intense self practice and a deepening journey of experiencing movement in a holistic, integrative way. Drawing from personal, channeled dance energy and a dedicated self practice of various movement cultures, this experiential & intuitive art form brings together movement, musicality and emotions, as a means to inspire greater understanding of the human form and potential. Through its integrative approach, EDM dissolves the boundaries between different movement cultures with the aim of giving individuals a unique way of expressing themselves, deepening body awareness, connecting to feeling and developing an intelligent self practice of conscious movement. The foundational levels of EDM develop alignment, strength, flexibility, mobility, coordination and feeling behind movement through isolations, animalistic work, creative calisthenics, embodiment of emotion, partner work, contemporary movement techniques and bioenergetic flows between movement and stillness. To practice EDM, 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.


Working with isolations of the body

Developing a better communication with your own body

Coordination between the left and right sides of body/mind

Lengthening and strengthening the body, like the most flexible and strong bamboo

Alignment of the body through internal awareness of symmetrical planes

Understanding of acupressure points, organ energies and meridian balancing through physical exercises

Using movements and exercises with slow rhythm, to develop strength, awareness and intensity

Bringing mobility into the whole skeleton through breath, circulatory movements and releasing stiffness as a means to develop better motor control

Using strength and mobility to understand and experience different dynamic movements

Working with the breath to create better body fluidity and oxygenation to the muscles

Developing an effective, efficient and intelligent way of moving that is fun, challenging, exhilarating and inspiring


DANIEL "SONIC" ROJAS has been dancing & performing for more than 25 years, and is known around the world for his movement creativity and dance mastery. His rich experience includes several World, European and Scandinavian Championships in breakdance, touring for nearly 20 years with reputable, contemporary dance companies in Europe, performing in world acclaimed theatre productions, dancing for Queens, Kings and Presidents, and inspiring millions to dance through his performances, battles, workshops and life story. Combining his Latin roots and his experiential journey of many years as a dedicated movement practitioner, Daniel has created his own art form, Embodied Dance Movement (EDM). EDM is a multi-layered movement methodology that dissolves the boundaries between different movement cultures with the aim of giving individuals a unique way of expressing themselves, deepening body awareness, connecting to feeling and developing an intelligent self practice of conscious movement. Daniel shares EDM worldwide, including at many popular festivals and dance academies, as well as continues to perform, battle and judge international events and to share private sessions and immersions. For more, visit WWW.DANIELSONICROJAS.COM


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