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African Healing Dance

ByWyoma
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Step-by-step instruction in six authentic dances to rejuvenate life and create healing.
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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
Format Details
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Contents Video Download (1 hour, 19 minutes)
Filetypes MP4, PDF
Product Code VT00764W
ISBN Number 978-1-60407-535-9
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Wyoma

About 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 with Baba Olatunji, Rose Marie Guiraud, C.K. Ganyo, and many other experts in African, Caribbean, Brazilian, and healing dance. Wyoma has also performed jazz, Middle Eastern, East Indian, improvisational, and modern dance. Her first performance group, which she co-founded, was People of the Sun, a jazz theater workshop. She is currently the director of DAMBALLA, a dance company in Boulder, Colorado.

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Reviewed by Camilla
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Wonderful !!!

I am so thankful to own this video

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Reviewed by Sheila
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Unfortunately to me this video was somewhat of a disappointment. It is not very suitable for beginners, contrary to what Wyoma says!

As a complete beginner myself, it is incredibly difficult to follow the moves Wyoma shows, partially because she proceeds very very quickly through them in the first 12 minutes of the video.

The rest of the video is already actual dances that are built on those basics and is quite useless unless you already manage with them well enough.

I felt I would have liked a bit more guidance and time with the single moves in order to be eventually able to let go and dance..

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Reviewed by Sandra C.
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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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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Reviewed by Roy
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Rated 4 out of 5
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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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Reviewed by Miss G.
I recommend this product
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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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