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SUMMER SHADOWS: 5Rhythms Workshop with Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne

  • Presidio Performing Arts Center 386 Moraga Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94129 United States (map)

“Both Light and Shadow are the dance of love.” – Rumi

The 5Rhythms® (Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness) forms a map which gives us the possibility to dance the rhythms in our own life. Each rhythm has a physical gateway into our own energy, into our own dance, and its light and shadow.
The summer sun warms us with its bright light, that also generates dark shadows. Things we like about ourselves, we tend to show and bring to light. Things we dislike, we keep in the shadow not to be seen.

When there is light, shadow is naturally generated. This is when we could make a choice to have integrity within ourselves, acknowledging both so that we could dance with both. These aspects can and should be explored as their discovery will bring us into full appreciation of who we are as a whole, mind body and soul. Exploring the lights and shadows of ourselves and moving through them on the dance floor, give us a chance for transformation. From being frozen to being fluid, from tense to being determined, from lost to being clear, from spaced out to being present, from numbed to being connected with spirit.

“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” Hafiz

Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne are Certified 5Rhythms® Teachers Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association), and Founders of The City Waves™, which offers weekly 5Rhythms classes in San Francisco. All of their classes and workshop hours count as Waves on the 5Rhythms Dancing Path towards Teacher Training.

Together, Alessandro and Vehllia offer many years experience in 5Rhythms dancing, music, meditation, theater and performance background, healing and spiritual practices, and shamanism; offering heartfelt and intuitively crafted experience and support for each dancer, holding a safe and transformational space for all.

A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites required.


Tuition: $180 ($187.20 with credit card service fee)
Early bird by June 4: $150 ($156 with credit card service fee)
10% off for Student with valid ID and Senior (65+). Work Study and Scholarship options are available. Please contact us to register for this special rate.
Please register early. Space is limited.

Workshop Schedule:
Saturday, July 1 (4:00-8:00pm)
Sunday, July 2 (1:00-7:00pm)
Sweat Your Prayers® (10:00am-12:00pm) - Optional. It's $5 if you register for this workshop

Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Directions & Parking:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio. Parking fee is enforced DAILY 8am-6pm in Presidio. Free parking after 6pm.