Luis Paniagua – Concert / Singing workshop
Musician, composer, producer from Madrid, with more than 40 years of carrier and winner of different awards and recognitions, beside 15 edited cd´s as composer and player. He started professionally with Atrium Musicae, being part of this antique music band from 1972 to 1982. From 1980, after studying in India with the master T.N. Nagar and with a wide and deep listening of the music world, he compose and plays for theater and dance shows, movie soundtracks, cd recording and concerts as solo or with more musicians directed by him. He plays in different countries around europe, america and asia.
Arjan Bouw – Open Floor
“Dancer, musician, actor… For me it’s a beautiful combination, always on search for the expression of inner movement. Dancing helps me to follow the movement of my life. I don’t have to change; I can follow the changes. I love rhythm, rhythm of music, of the sun and the earth; I can take refuge in the beat. My down to earth humanness creates a save space in which life-force can find its way to move through on the dance floor. Meet you in the beat.
Irene Hernandez – 5 Rhythms
Alive, expressive and creative, she holds the space in a clear and welcoming way, looking at people with empathy and curiosity. “The 5Rhythms changed my life and now they are my practice, my medicine, my language and my metaphor. Dancing brings me here and now, it helps me to re-connect with my body, heart and spirit, to relate to others with love and to deeply trust in the divine. I believe it’s much needed to go back to our bodies and I love movement for its potential power to help us reconnect, release and heal. I love to share this simple yet profound and vast practice, and feel thrilled and very grateful to be making my own contribution to spreading it and to keep on building up this worldwide loving tribe.”
Leilani Weiss – Contact Improvisation
It´s been already many years since I live learning, practicing and teaching CI. It´s a source for inspiration to my artistic work, as well as a reading key of the world and life. To practice it fulfills me with happiness and satisfaction. My work is about opening to the participants of my lessons their own doors, offering the possibility of a practice focused and disciplined, profound and funny. I feel tremendously lucky for constantly being traveling in this beautiful world to share dancing CI.
Nataraj – Biodanza
My highest wish is to discover the truth of who I am and share with others so we can live this gift of life from the best possible versión of ourshelves that is fulfilling every inch of our existence. Biodanza for me is an amazing tool to open enough space within to realise that we are infinite beings. I’ve had the privilege of receiving my trining directly from Rolando Toro, the creator of Biodanza. I travel arround the world spreading the love and joy of living, through this beautiful tool.
Pascal De Lacaze – Ecstatic Dance / Singing Circles
Pascal plays music at events all around the globe. His focus on rhythm and dance has made him friends in many communities for how his innovative DJ style connects with his energetic, modern drumming. Bands and Kirtan artists appreciate his steady, rocking world percussion and transcendental grooves. Since 2010, Pascal organizes Ecstatic Dances in Berlin. He is the resident DJ, accompanies his DJ sets with live percussion and co-creates live music dance journeys. He’s been on a long musical journey, spanning from drumming on techno raves in the 90ies to being a drum-set player in a Jazz Big Band, conga drummer at club partys and percussionist for acclaimed Kirtan Artists like Dave Stringer, Janin Devi or Kevin James Carroll.
Arun Ji – Ecstatic Dance
“I love dance as a form of expression of the spirit, as well as the perfect practice to find availability and wellbeing in the body. In my sessions I offer a wide spectrum of soundscapes and rhythms, inviting into a space of expression, exploration, a range of sensations and emotions, through a musical journey that leads into a feeling of deep connection and expansion.” He offers Ecstatic Dance regularly in Madrid and Barcelona and collaborates with his sessions in different festivals and communities around the world, in various places like ibiza, India, Thailand, France, Sweden, Letonia, Ukraine or Germany.
DJ MOON – Ecstatic Dance
“I’m a music lover. I deeply love watching people dancing and connecting under the same beat. Since I was 16 I have been behind the booths trying to guess how a dj could create a common vibe for everybody to dance. I understand that the dj is like a shaman in the ancient times. Djing since 2005, I’m also practicing 5Rhythms since 2010 an I’m trained in Gestalt and integrative body therapies. I’m a resident dj at Sushipoint Ibiza and at Ecstatic Dance BCN and Madrid.”
Georgina Espinosa – Ceremony Leader
Actress, dancer and therapist. Her curiosity and her passion for the body has led her to the study of various body techniques (5Rythms, Body Expression, Ecstatic Dance) in different European cities and in New York. She offers classes in Barcelona and London, collaborates with Ecstatic Dance Barcelona and combines her performative creations with individual massage therapies and rituals.
Tomas Gimeno – Sensoryal Journey
Movie maker, photographer, writer, illustrator and passionate about dance, Tomas has more than 60 national awards with different artistic medias. He worked for many years as a photography and audio visual teacher in different universities, and recently he left the academic world to focus, understand and taste life. For a few years he has developed and shared his original and fun proposal.
Martha Jap – Yoga
“I started to dance ever since I learnt to walk on Earth.
Yoga came to my life by chance when I was a teenager. In those days, I fell in love with belly dance and a few years later, I followed an inner call to go to India. Here I found the Classical Indian Dance which was a big impulse to study flamenco in Spain, in order to develop the fusion between the essences of the three dance styles: belly dance, classical indian and flamenco. I continued my exploration by studying tribal dance, contemporary, african and contact improvisation. The experience in the Osho Ashram brought clarity and joy in my spiritual path. The Master Mooji, brought to my soul the rest and trust to continue dancing the play of life in order to open myself more and more to the Truth.””