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Listen in on Cafecito Break with Meredith Zelman Narissi. Our topic, Belly Dance: Secrets of the Sacred Feminine
"I say as I teach “Your hips are rocking the cradle of civilization”…”These are your life giving breasts”…”Watch your sister’s beauty, it is your own.” The dance teaches this, not me. The primordial ritual of Belly Dance inherently emulates sensuality, sexuality, power and grace and all that is purely female. Round curvy moves speak of the roundness of our bodies as well as the circular infinity of the life cycle. Veil work conjures images of depth and wonder where what is hidden can be made manifest. Finger cymbals (zills) call attention to rhythmic patterns in a high pitched feminine call that reminds us of delicate touch. Shimmies and drum solos implore the one gazing upon the dancer to make note of her happiness, strength, and precision. It seems as if one cannot be depressed while doing a drum solo; the whole body is laughing! We shake, shimmy, slither, and storm our way into this perhaps prehistoric dance not only to discover ourselves, but also to unlock doors to a soul which remembers a worshipful place of majestic motherhood, womanhood, and a belonging to the “way” of the woman." excerpt from upcoming book about Belly Dance by Meredith "Kismet" Zelman Narissi
ABOUT: Meredith Zelman Narissi is a Polarity Therapist (Mind body therapy). With an extensive background in Professional Belly dance and Fitness, she has also taught workshops nationally and internationally, one of which was the Sacred Wild Woman Dance. She trained many dancers; as well as fitness professionals for ACE and ECA.
Meredith is available for workshops, classes, and polarity sessions. Please call 516-456-7665 or check out her website at www.Meredithnarissihealingarts.com
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