Welcome to our collective of somatics, sounds and musings. Our purpose is to produce journeys for self-world exploration by harnessing the creative energies of our environmental landscape through sound and movement.
Breath is leveraged as an essential tool to explore and communicate with the body.
Movement is a trustworthy, reliable life companion and portal to healing and self-expression.
Sound or the lack of is honored and deemed medicine for the soul.
We embrace and enhance the expression of individual unique artistry through Community collaboration.
Friday, October 1st at 7:30PM – 9:30PM
Wightman Building – 5607 Solway Street – Pittsburgh, PA 15217
5Rhythms® Sweat with Alyssa:
Alyssa will spin Waves, holding space for this class with minimal instruction. This is an opportunity to delve deeper into your personal dance meditation, following the body’s intelligence, while guided by the music through the rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness. The 5Rhythms® – are states of Being. They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness – inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional, and intellectual.
Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness and awareness into action. Wherever the 5Rhythms® are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free.
Alyssa is mentored by Ann Kite of 5Rhythms® DC and Charlottesville.
Meet us in the beat?
B3 Productions will be following current 5Rhythms® recommendations regarding COVID protocols. Going forward we will require all participants to have a negative Rapid Antigen test within 48 hours of any workshop or class. You may also choose to submit proof of vaccination.
This is to protect not just the participants but almost more importantly to protect those that they go home to and who they go back to work with after workshops and classes who may be especially vulnerable due to age or medical reasons.
Note: We are accepting OTC self-administered tests. You can easily find these at local pharmacies like Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens. Results are ready in 20 min.
Alchemy : A Shadow Transmutation – 5Rhythms® HeartBeat Workshop with Kierra Foster-Ba
Somatic Alchemy is a body based exploration of shadow integration rooted in the 5Rhythms Wave and HeartBeat maps created by Gabrielle Roth. Over the course of the weekend we will explore the polarities of fear vs. courage; anger vs forgiveness; breaking down vs breaking free (sadness) and the relationship between joy and compassion.
We start with our very first cauldron, our bodies to first physicalize and then transmute that which is ready within us to be activated and transformed. We will use dance, play and focused connection to express and celebrate every part of ourselves…the shiny bits we are proud to display and the dented, dank and disowned bits as well.
Wightman School Community Building – 5607 Solway Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Friday, November 5th: 7:30PM to 10:00PM – Drop In Class
Saturday, November 6th : 11:00AM to 6:00PM
Sunday, November 7th : 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Kierra Foster-Ba has studied the 5Rhythms® with Gabrielle Roth, the founder, for 15+ years. Kierra appears in Gabrielle’s Power Wave video and in the documentary “Dances of Ecstasy”. She also dances with PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment) an international organization of artists devoted to using belly dance to promote peace and end suffering.
Kierra has been offering 5Rhythms® classes in New York City since 2008 and expanding her offerings to include Femme! a movement practice to live drumming. She offers workshops throughout the world including Europe, Latin America, Asia, and across the US.https://www.youtube.com/embed/qm0cM2fa1ik?feature=oembed