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Wyoma

Wyoma has been teaching and performing the dances of Africa and the African diaspora for more than twenty years. She received a degree in dance from The Naropa Institute and has studied...

African Healing Dance

Celebrate Life with African Dance!

Wyoma

from Sounds True

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In Africa, dance is much more than physical movement—it is a direct way to celebrate life and create healing. African Healing Dance is a step-by-step course on the healing tradition and expressive movements that are unique to Africa's dance heritage.

From the movements of nature and everyday life, the tribal people of Africa developed specific dances to summon the energy of the world around them into their bodies for connection and healing. Through dancing, they became the bird and the wind, the fire and the serpent.

Join Wyoma, the lead dancer and director of the Damballa dance troupe, as she teaches you the African way of moving your entire body with passion and joy, including symbolic animal and elemental gestures, demonstrations of hip, torso, and shoulder articulations, and much more. Here's the instructional program you need to have a high-energy African dance class at home.

Can anyone learn these dances? "If you can talk, you can sing," they say in Zimbabwe, "and if you can walk, you can dance." So get ready to move—and be moved—with African Healing Dance.

Learn Six African Dances:

  • Sowu—The Dance of Life, from the Ewe of Ghana
  • Gbegbe—From the Ivory Coast, a call for vision and strength
  • Focodoba—A post-initiation basket dance from the Bambara of Guinea
  • Umoya—A South African dance to draw energy from heaven and earth
  • Nago—An Afro-Haitian warrior dance to claim your power and domain
  • Yonvalu—A voudoun invocation to Damballa, the serpent deity

Product details

DVD:
Contents 1 DVD (1 hour, 17 minutes), 1 Study guide (13 pages)
Date Published October 01, 2003
ISBN-10 1-59179-130-8
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-130-0
Dimensions 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches
Product Codes 0764d, t764d, vt00764d
Video Download:
Download File Types
Contents 1 Video download (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Date Published June 01, 1997
ISBN-10 1-60407-535-X
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-535-9
Product Codes 0764w, t0764w, vt00764w

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Customer Reviews

By Sandra C
Date Added: Sunday 26 January 2014
Thank you Wyoma and Sounds True. I am really enjoying the downloaded version of the African Healing Dance instructional. Wyoma is such a pleasure to watch, listen and dance with.
Another fine Sounds True production.
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By Sandra C
Date Added: Sunday 26 January 2014
Thank you Wyoma and Sounds True. I am really enjoying the downloaded version of the African Healing Dance instructional. Wyoma is such a pleasure to watch, listen and dance with.
Another fine Sounds True production.
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By Roy
Date Added: Monday 21 October 2013
love especially the beginning exercises. some of the dances are easy to follow, some are more challenging. lively and powerful presentation.
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By Miss G
Date Added: Monday 1 July 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed the African Healing Dance. Used some of the moves I learned in the drumming circle in the park. Thank you so much Wyoma for making this. It is sorely needed.
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