Elia’s workshops and instructional videos bring joy. They teach skills and inspire the soul. And they honor the power of dance to help express, celebrate, and heal.
His workshops offer us a safe place to feel comfortable as individuals while belonging to a larger group. Using dance as playful self-expression, we reconnect to our own stories and recapture our full strength.
Elia’s methodology draws from his background of Contemporary dance, House dance, Breakdance, Qi Gong, athletic training, and somatic therapy.
Where House Dance meets Contemporary Dance meets Folk Dance.
Contemporary Cypher uses ancient knowledge to inform our present practice and shape the future of dance.
This workshop is based on the cypher — a dance circle of energy to support the individual in the group. It blends the energetic practice of Qi Gong, the musical groove of House/Breakdance, and the contemporary concepts of space, composition, and movement games.
We first connect our breath and movement, then add music and find joy through groove. We advance into playing with floor work skills, partner play, and movement games, including toys like balls, sticks, and towels. At the end we blend it all into the art of performance and storytelling. And we take the journey together as a collective tribe of individuals.
Up & Down
A movement workshop that blends Feldenkrais and Dance