Magic Spirals-Alchemy Spinning Performance

Magic Spirals-Alchemy Spinning Performance

Magic Spirals is an Alchemy Spinning dance & technology performance by Stanford’s scientists Don Kimber, Maribeth Back, and dancer Raquel Boluda. It will be premiered on November 15, 2015 at Dance Hack Day, SAFEHouse Arts, San Francisco.

Magic Spirals explores the magic of spirals through dance, music and technology.

Spirals combine rotation with upward and downward movement. Spirals and the movement, may be real or illusory. They are mathematically profound, and like fractals are self similar and invariant across scale. Spirals and helices are all around us, and within us, from our DNA to the galaxy we live in. Even a healthy heart actually has the structure of a spiral. We celebrate the spiral through
dance and seek ascension, working from the foundation of our grounded selves, then spinning, we rise, ever upward,
ever higher. Our perspective changes, from within, to without. We reach a state beyond our selves to a transcendent
state of Self, connecting us with each other and all that is.

 

Ephemeral Footprints-Alchemy Spinning Performance

Ephemeral Footprints-Alchemy Spinning Performance

Ephemeral Footprints is an Alchemy Spinning dance and technology piece that explores the evanescent traces left by human emotions. This piece is a collaboration between Raquel Boluda and Weidong Yang, founder and artistic director at Kinetech Arts.

October 16 & 17, 2015 at  The 3rd Last Festival, Standford, CA.

October 23, 2015 at Codame, San Francisco.

Photo by Afshin Odabaee

October 24, 2015 at SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco.

Improvisation Alchemy Spinning Dance Performance at Yoga Tree

Improvisation Alchemy Spinning Dance Performance at Yoga Tree

Alchemy Spinning is a whirling practice inspired by the hypnotic whirling of several ancient dance traditions, such as Sufi dervishes. Raquel offers an unique whirling dance style that combines her experience in Sufi, contemporary, Middle Eastern and butoh dances.

Venue: Yoga Tree Telegraph, 2807 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Date: August 15, 2015, 5:00-5:45pm

Cost: Free event

Register: yogatreesf.com