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Dancing with Heartbreak

I’ve been seeking guidance regarding the role of those of us who advocate for unity of all people and peaceful coexistence in the face of the escalating horrors in addition to doing everything possible to stop a war that will ultimately do little more than multiply tragedy and hatred. And the resounding response I keep receiving…

The Divine Mother

Even today when I listen to the old recordings of Jacqueline du Pre playing her beloved cello, sitting there like a lioness with it held rapturously between her legs and arms and all her body, I focus ever so deeply and quietly because it is ‘as if’ I am actually listening to Divine Mother herself.…

Prayer #7

Performance by NAMAH Dance

This piece was premiered in my full-evening dance and live music work, Amvaaj – Waves from the Unseen at UCLA and toured in North America and Europe.

My main objective for this piece was to explore infinite states like trance within a finite structure. For this, I committed myself to exploring the spiral in as many ways as possible. Both the spacial structure is a moving spiral and the movement itself is mostly in spirals. In creating the movement, I danced for hours and went into trance. A stationary camera captured my movement which I later made sequences from. I choreographed without music and later had the music composed on the dance. The rhythm is primarily in 3s.

The Divine Mother

Even today when I listen to the old recordings of Jacqueline du Pre playing her beloved cello, sitting there like a lioness with it held rapturously between her legs and arms and all her body, I focus ever so deeply and quietly because it is ‘as if’ I am actually listening to Divine Mother herself.…

The Divine Mother

Even today when I listen to the old recordings of Jacqueline du Pre playing her beloved cello, sitting there like a lioness with it held rapturously between her legs and arms and all her body, I focus ever so deeply and quietly because it is ‘as if’ I am actually listening to Divine Mother herself.…

Prayer #7

Performance by NAMAH Dance

This piece was premiered in my full-evening dance and live music work, Amvaaj – Waves from the Unseen at UCLA and toured in North America and Europe.

My main objective for this piece was to explore infinite states like trance within a finite structure. For this, I committed myself to exploring the spiral in as many ways as possible. Both the spacial structure is a moving spiral and the movement itself is mostly in spirals. In creating the movement, I danced for hours and went into trance. A stationary camera captured my movement which I later made sequences from. I choreographed without music and later had the music composed on the dance. The rhythm is primarily in 3s.

Prayer #7

This piece was premiered in my full-evening dance and live music work, Amvaaj – Waves from the Unseen at UCLA and toured in North America and Europe.

My main objective for this piece was to explore infinite states like trance within a finite structure. For this, I committed myself to exploring the spiral in as many ways as possible. Both the spacial structure is a moving spiral and the movement itself is mostly in spirals. In creating the movement, I danced for hours and went into trance. A stationary camera captured my movement which I later made sequences from. I choreographed without music and later had the music composed on the dance. The rhythm is primarily in 3s.

Dance of Oneness® is the dance I had been waiting to do all my life. From a young age I had danced, read watched and followed Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Joffery Ballet, Margie Gillis, Gabriel Roth and many more than I can name that moved in a way that spoke to me. Dance of Oneness® is the culmination of all that I had been drawn to in the other dance forms which seemed to be missing the main ingredient. Banafsheh has found the missing thread which is the opening to the Beloved, to truly give yourself in movement to the Divine energy that resides and moves through all of us from the Earth and the Heavens. I felt that for the first time in our dancing. It also reintroduced me to my own body, allowed me to accept my imperfections and for the first time in years swim naked in the ocean. All of this and more.

Janet Sawatsky

Canada

Transformative! Banafsheh skillfully takes us step by step to an experience of dance that brings me deeper into my body, to peace, feeling grounded and open to beauty and to love. Most importantly for me, the process brought me to experience a lovingness toward myself. I appreciate her presence of gentleness and fierce passion, and I’m inspired to bring my best self into my world.

Mary Regis

USA