October 23rd-26th, 2014
@ Danzhaus Dance Center
1275 Connecticut St.
San Francisco, CA
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At our Annual Festival every fall in the San Francisco Bay Area, enjoy 14 intensive workshops with master teachers and 2 evenings of public performance + couture costume bazaar celebrating traditional and fusion forms of Temple Dance.
Learn about the history, traditional dance techniques, mysticism, aesthetic arts, modern explorative choreography, ritual theater, and inner yogas of Fusion Temple Dance.
During our Annual Festival, the cohesive student body travels together through the comprehensive temple dance curriculum, blossoming together in a group process and deepening in connection as our personal interpretive temple dances are revealed. A powerful container is created throughout the festival weekend for transformation. *No individual workshop tickets are issued.
Our annual festival is intended to serve as an urban retreat with a daily healthy, catered, organic, vegan whole-food macrobiotic lunch by Shangri-La Restaurant in Oakland.
The broader vision for Fusion Temple Dance is global fusion and peace. We share our aesthetic movements along with the sacred stories and teachings of our respective traditions and our heartfelt prayers and expressions. We cross-pollinate wisdom, discover the common threads of our humanity, and awaken to universal elements of sacred dance. While deeply honoring the keepers of traditional dance forms, fusion temple dance finds its place within the mandala of expressive art forms.
A portion of this year's proceeds benefits Dance Mandal: Foundation for Sacred Buddhist Arts of Nepal.
OFFICIAL FEST PHOTOGRAPHER: Kalie Koa of LUNA 13 Photography
*Top cover photo by Ariana Cosmos.