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“Shadow play” with Tammy Burstein

5.12. @ 19:00 - 8.12. @ 17:00

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Shadow Play

5Rhythms workshop (Waves level)
teacher Tammy Burstein (USA)


“I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson

We all know how it feels not wanting to wake up in the morning; when you just drag yourself through the day and crash back into bed in the evening.
What if we could transform this sticky heaviness into art and our resistance into a moving force forward?
What if we could grab the chance to dance the tension in our jaw, in our shoulders?
What happens if we’d blow a breath of life into our stiff bodies? Will you dare to give up control and dive under the surface?
In dance we can melt the ice and light up our shadows which so often control our lives without us knowing.

”Shadow Play” is a movement meditation where we explore what moves us and what holds us back, what makes us small and suffocates.
Through dance we investigate what lurks in the shadows, how we can move it and how we can leave weight behind us, dancing into ease.
This is an opportunity to play with our shadows, find fun and humour and let lightness be our muse. Rhythm and step by step, wave after a wave.

Come join the playground of dance. The journey wouldn’t be the same without you and your shadow.

Info about the teacher:

tammy bursteinTammy Burstein started practicing the 5Rhythms® in the 20th century, emerged as a 5Rhythms® teaching at the dawn of the 21st, and has been living them since before she knew they existed. She is an urban life form who makes New York City her home base and soul inspiration. An itinerant wonderer she is a Moving Center NY and 5Rhythms Teacher Training teaching staff member, teaching the Waves (2001), Heartbeat (2010) and Cycles (2015) maps locally and globally. She has made her living as a dancer, a lighting designer, a travel agent, and a librarian. She creates her life dancing the 5Rhythms®




“>Tammy is an exceptional woman, teacher and DJ both on and off the floor. I encourage you all to experience the grounded, soft, wild dancing space that she has created.”

Jonathan Horan (Executive Director of The Moving Center School New York/5Rhythms Global; Gabrielle Roth’s son)


This workshop counts towrds 5Rhythms®-teacher training prerequisites.






thur 5.12. klo 19 – 21.30
fri 6.12. klo 11 – 18
sat 7.12. klo 11 – 18
sun 8.12. klo 11 – 17



260€ early bird (valid thru to 10.11.)
300€ normal price



Balanssi Studiot
Tallberginkatu 1 D 4th floor
00180 Helsinki


What you need to bring:

  • Loose, comfortable clothing to move in (+ wear layers)
  • Water bottle(s)
  • Dancing in bare feet or dance slippers/shoes (non-marking outsole)
  • An open mind and heart
  • Lunch to share for Sat & Sun (preferably vegetarian)
  • Your own plate, cup, and cutlery for lunch (to help us reduce waste from disposables)


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Terms & conditions:

By registering for this workshop, you agree to the terms of cancellation here.

You also agree that you’re participating at your own risk. Each person is responsible for their physical and emotional well-being, their material belongings as well as any damage done to the belongings of another dancer. We recommend having your own insurance to cover for any accidents (which, however, are unlikely to occur, when we all take care of ourselves and each other). 5Rhythms® is not therapy, nor does it replace sessions with a qualified therapist or counsellor.



5.12. @ 19:00
8.12. @ 17:00
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Karoliina Valontaival


Balanssi Studiot
Tallberginkatu 1 D, 4.krs
Helsinki, Uusimaaa 00180 Suomi
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