Sunday Dec 1st, 11-5pm
Embark Dance Theatre:
We are not looking to redefine dance. Instead, we want to discover, incorporate and polish movements that are inherent to each of our bodies in order to communicate a true emotion and feeling. A genuine environment allows dance and art to thrive. Dance (and art in general), has a way of holding a mirror up to each of us while at the same time helping us see our potential. We enjoy that duality and work to embody both. Both are completely necessary in order to change and grow.
The Gong Temple:
The vibrations produced by large gongs have profound and penetrating effects on the mind and body. We have created the The Gong Temple to provide you with the fullest and richest experience of these effects. You lie comfortably on a massage table, surrounded by gongs. As we play the gongs, you are enveloped in harmonic sound vibrations. Your body is stimulated by deep soothing vibrations, resulting in a hypnotic, trance-like relaxation. During the playing, the gongs not only generate constantly shifting harmonics themselves, but they also interact with each other, enhancing the sonic experience. This soundscape rivets your attention. The past and future fall away, leaving only the eternal present moment. A Gong Temple session can be brief yet effective. A session as short as 5 minutes can generate a profound experience. Of course, longer sessions, up to an hour, yield even more benefits. If you have not yet experienced the intimate, scintillating effects of gongs, you owe it to yourself to try it. And if you have had a Gong Temple experience, you will want to repeat it, perhaps for a longer session.
The meaning of the band’s name -- ¡Aparato! -- or Machine! in English (taken from a Cafe Tacvba song), stands in stark contrast to what the group offers: a cry to feel things deeply, to let go of all terrestrial limitations, routines, and simply be held up by air.
¡Aparato!’s music evokes something in the collective memory of all people -- the counter narrative, the quejido, the story untold but always present. In Cat’s voice there is an unflinching confrontation with pain, the protest of a Maria Lando, the female immigrant speaker in “Kriminal”, the steadfast power of a strong woman. The articulate, post-punk inspired instrumentation of Calderon and Hernandez Gutierrez provide an artful reminder that life goes on even in the face of deep pain, even when we’re not ready.
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