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LIVE WIRE: 5Rhythms Ritual Theatre Lab with Lorca Simons & Alessandro Moruzzi

  • Zaccho Dance Theater 1777 Yosemite Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94124 United States (map)

An investigation of soul through the body.

A single thread is cast through space, invoking emptiness - a basket is placed full of blank pages, waiting for whispers and entrances.

The unraveling - the revealing tale of the hips, the feet, the head, the hands, and the breath- an unveiling of truths discovered through the 5Rhythms, one body part at a time.

We will write, wonder and weather our way through light and shadow, footfalls and silences, creating the Ritual Theater of your/our stories detailed soulfulness.

Sculpting spirit into shape, writing soul into story, dancing mind into the wind and tracing the heart home.

Furious dancing, mysterious humor and indelible visuals may occur.

"When creating Live Wire I wanted to evoke a current of electric shape shifting unpredictability that is both spontaneous and mysterious. To create an experience fueled by many souls hungry for an intimate sliver of the poetic landscape that is at the root and heart of our practice." Lorca

Live Wire is a 'plug in' to creative action, an opportunity to reawakening and sharpen those places in ourselves that need realigning or perhaps rewiring back to what’s most original and true.

Lorca Simons is dedicated to the creation of physical theatre that is both interactive and transformative. Lorca was born and raised in Texas where she grew up in her father’s experimental theatre company Hip Pocket. A graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts theatre conservatory before moving to New York City. Educated in both experimental and traditional theatre. She has blazed through productions from Off Broadway to fringe, as well as television and film.

Lorca followed her instincts to the unique directing vibration known as Gabrielle Roth and a 19 year creative collaboration bloomed. Lorca studied and trained with Gabrielle from the mid-90’s and was a Co-Founder and a Co-Director of 5RT, the experimental theatre wing of the 5Rhythms world. A place she has stepped into with her expansive Texan feet first collaborating on numerous original productions, workshops, and ritual theatre explorations. 

Lorca is a Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher actively creating theatre internationally through a series of LIVE WIRE Ritual Theatre Labs: Breath in Motion, Roots, Electric Landscapes, and Soul Threading. She is currently developing an original piece of theatre titled “Love Letters to a Raven” as well as sourcing mainstream projects. 

Lorca is committed to scattering the seeds of this transformative process “delivering one's self back to the artistic nature of the body, sculpting spirit into shape, soul into story, dancing mind into the wind and tracing the heart home.” 

Alessandro Moruzzi is a Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher, Accredited by 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association) to teach both Waves and Heartbeat. He is the Co-Founder of The City Waves™ in San Francisco. Alessandro is also a musician, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Esalen Massage Therapist from World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts SF. He was born, raised and spent the first half of his life in Italy, calling San Francisco home since 1983.

He crossed path with 5Rhythms after many years of living and traveling in many different parts of the world, exploring, searching and seeking; inside and out. Now embracing this practice fully that is finally revealing and supporting his purpose in life, balancing mind, body and spirit; and sharing this powerful medicine for everyone he crosses path with.

Enriched by his music, theater, performance and shamanism background, Alessandro intuitively crafts heartfelt, playful, grounded and healing journey through the Waves and Heartbeat maps, offering a safe and transformational space for all. He currently resides in San Francisco, teaches in SF Bay Area and around the world.

Words from participants:

“A ground breaking journey” - M. Lomanto

“Thank you for your fierce commitment to Gabrielle's most elemental work. Thank you for helping me to rewire, uncover, rejoice and rejuvenate” - J. Moscowitz

“Thank you for carrying forth this nourishing and vital elixir to our 5Rhythms community” - Christina

“Thank you so much for your powerful energy, your vibrating generosity and your unlimited love”

"You've given us so much and everyone looked so full, so fulfilled, joyful, happy and transformed yesterday. There really was some magic happening among us. I've never seen so many people so touched at the same time, so deeply moved and not afraid to let it go. I was so touched to see and be part of that." - Raphael

PREREQUISITES: No Prerequisites. The hours of this workshop qualify for the Waves and Elective requirements for the 5Rhythms Teacher Training.

Friday Night Only:
Prepay $45 (cash/check) ; $46.80 (credit card)
At the Door $60 (cash/check) ; $62.40 (credit card) 

Friday Night is an Open Class. You're welcome to drop in, and bring friends who might be interested, if you or they decide to join us for the full weekend, just add the difference to register. Everyone is welcomed.

Full Weekend Workshop:
Early Bird (Paid in full by May 19): $210 (cash/check) ; $218.40 (credit card)
Full Price (After May 19): $260 (cash/check) ; $270.40 (credit card)

10% off for Student with valid ID, Senior (65+). 20% off for 5RTA Teacher. Limited Work Study option is available. Please contact us to register for this special rate.

Please register early. Space is limited.


Workshop Schedule:
Friday, June 14       7:00pm - 10:00pm (Open Class)
Saturday, June 15  11:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday, June 16    12:30pm - 6:00pm

Zaccho Dance Theater
1777 Yosemite Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124

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Cancellation Policy for Workshop / Master Class / Committed Series
30 days in advance: $25 cancellation fee. 14 days in advance: $50 cancellation fee. No refunds can be issued less than 14 days from the start of a workshop.

The City Waves reserves the right to cancel any workshop in the event of insufficient registration or other unforeseen circumstances, in which case, the full amount paid to register for a workshop will be refunded to the registrants. In the event of cancellation, an attempt will be made to notify registrants no later than 10 calendar days before the start of the workshop. All other expenses incurred including but not limited to flights and accommodation arranged for the purpose of attending a workshop will not be covered.