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Temenos Dance Collective
 

A community that celebrates conscious dance in all its forms

Friday Night Dance in full swing

HOW IT WORKS

The Temenos Dance Collective is a first of its kind multi-disciplinary conscious dance project set up to support dancers to explore a wide range of conscious movement practices and develop their personal movement practice.

Rather than focusing on one specific modality the Collective celebrates and honours all forms of conscious dance, be it 5Rhythms, Contact Improvisation, or Ecstatic Dance (to name just three).

We aim to
be an essential resource for dancers seeking to explore embodied movement and the intersection between the physical, emotional, psychological and social realms.
 

Our regular sessions include:

Movement Playground  - a dance that encourages us to explore movement though play. 

 

Deep Space - a soft exploration of movement with healing and restoration at its core.

Contact Improvisation - improvised dancing that involves the exploration of one's body in relationship to others by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement.

We also work with a range of teachers and professionals to offer bespoke sessions.

 

Check the Tickets tab for details of all our upcoming events.

Concept
DEFINITION

WHAT DOES THE WORD TEMENOS MEAN?

In ancient Greece a temenos was a sacred enclosure or precinct - a piece of land marked off from common uses and dedicated to a god. It has also been described as a sacred circle where a person can be themselves without fear and where drama can be performed for the purpose of spiritual, emotional and psychological transformation. For ancient Greeks the purpose of the temenos was to have a space that was sacred and that would not be polluted with daily concerns and interferences. The boundary of the temenos served to both contain the energy and protect it.

More recently Carl Jung encouraged us to understand the temenos as an emotional and psychological space as well as a physical one. He described temenos as “a means of protecting the centre of the personality from being drawn out and from being influenced from the outside. It is within such a space that important and unruly unconscious contents can be safely brought into the light of consciousness.

The Temenos Dance Collective seeks to create and foster safe spaces (temenos') to congregate and move in. Environments where time and space can be set aside so that, collectively, we can reinvigorate and replenish and develop a deeper connection to ourselves, our fellow human beings and to the life force that runs through the universe. A temenos cannot be bought, rather it must be cultivated. It must be developed over time through conscious intention and careful work.

Meet the Team

Team

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