This week’s Dance First Insight is from Lorca Simons & Live Wire!

SOUL REVIVAL: A Live Wire Experiment Unearthed 

Let’s gather to whisper and circle from the ground our rites of restoration. Let’s stand and shout to rally the forces that revitalize our spirited dreams into creative realities.Let’s surrender our bones to the beat that can hold it all and regenerate our faith in the mystery.Let’s deliver our stories from the heart of the feet to resurrect the light and shadows that seep, shine and soar through us.Let’s invite spirit to be our barometer and witness in this exploration and celebration of what it means to be soulfully revived.

Rooted in the Waves Map with live, interactive and in the moment explorations in a grounded container, and concentrated in 5Rhythms Ritual Theater perspectives Lorca and Peter, in renaissance, will invoke this dynamic practice’s principal: If you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor. Setting your compass for the unpredictable come and be prepared for individual and collective fascination, radical unity and edgy grace.All are welcome to join. No prior dance or 5Rhythms experience is necessary. This workshop will count towards as one weekend (3 days) of Electives towards the 5Rhythms teacher training path.


“5Rhythms Live Wire is the essence of the creative process, an invitation into the magical realm of possibility. Embodied movement is transformational…it becomes a playful opportunity to step into another way of being. When we unlock the stories hidden within us, we become the thread that connects all of us.” -Peter Fodera
“Live Wire is the place to set your compass for the unpredictable…a 5 Rhythms Ritual Theater experience of individual and collective fascination, radical unity and edgy grace.”-Martha Peabody

Meet Lorca & Peter!

About Lorca:
Lorca is dedicated to the creation of physical theatre that is both interactive and transformative.
She followed her instincts to the unique directing vibration known as Gabrielle Roth and a 19 year creative collaboration bloomed. She studied and trained with Gabrielle from the mid-90’s and was a co-founder/co-director of 5RT, the experimental theatre wing of the 5Rhythms world.

In response to Gabrielle Roth’s investigation into what it means to be an authentic human being Lorca created Live Wire 5Rhythms Theatre, which is dedicated to the creation of physical theatre that is both interactive and transformative. Live Wire is rooted in a visionary and rigorous technique for people to become true “athletes of the heart” exploring and investigating the depths of the human spirit. Lorca is committed to scattering the seeds of this transformative process.

About Peter:
From the moment I stepped into the 5Rs, I knew I had been called home to my creative intelligence and embodied wisdom. I came to the practice late in life and immediately fell in love with its accessibility, honesty and integrity. I completed the teacher training with Gabrielle Roth in 2004, Heartbeat in 2010 & Cycles 2022.
As a founding member of the 5R Reach Out, I continue to work with elders and differently abled communities. I am a member of the 5Rhythms teacher training staff.

About 5Rhythms: 
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 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 the suffering into art, art into awareness, 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.

Creativity, Connection, Community.

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