A musical performance celebrating the resilience of the spirit and the beautiful gift of wisdom as we rise out of the ashes overcoming overwhelming experiences in our lives.
Saturday, March 10th
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Shadow Rock Mountain Campus
12861 North 8th Ave,
Phoenix, AZ 85029
We are all related! Come celebrate this incredible diverse musical performance of song, dance, drums, flute, gongs and so much more.
Purchase your advance tickets here and check back for the latest information about performers
After selling the 30 year company Barry Brooks owned with his wife Susan, Brooks has transformed his life and is "as happy as I've ever been." Brooks has always loved to dance, but it was fifteen years ago that he discovered dance as his true form of Self expression . . . releasing joy, wonderment, discovery, healing and prayer. Brooks now shares that joy with others full time.
Barry has created Expressive Movement workshops and is a certified instructor in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning and Zumba Gold Toning. Zumba Gold is his passion, his Calling to brighten lives of older active adults with high energy dance exercise that is easier on the knees than basic Zumba, but still offers that full body workout. In addition to Zumba for baby boomers and those that have been previously inactive and wanting to begin their exercising regimen with fun uplifting music, he is also found weekly at independent, assisted living, care centers, and Alzheimer’s communities. He modifies the music in each class by bringing in songs appropriate to them ranging from the Beatles to Frank Sinatra. Barry’s intention is for everyone to leave his class smiling and saying to themselves, “Wow, I had so much fun, I forgot I was exercising.” Barry brings his soul and inspiration to every class he is privileged to serve.
Daniel's path has lead him on a wonderful journey that crossed several continents. Originally from Germany, where he lived the first 21 years of his life. After that he moved to Vienna, Austria where he met the love of his life Ingrid.
You can find out more about this amazing woman at www.YourCommunityCook.com.
They now live since 1992 in the Phoenix Valley, Arizona with their 2 children Laila and Pablo (they are adults now).
Daniel loves to make music and is a passionate percussionist. Daniel studied north Indian tabla over the last 30 + years and if youask him he'll say "I still don’t know that much!". Hes also love the djembe, congas and recently he has become deeply into playing the didgeridoo. Read more.
Dashmesh's unique path has led to study modalities of energetic harmonization such as Jin Shin Jytsu, Quantum Touch, and various forms of vibrational living. In addition to integrating these healing systems with his innate passion for music he has absorbed wisdom from teachings of the Native American Way, Shamanism, Sufism, Christian Gnosis, Taoism, Aboriginal Dreamtime, Esotericism , and more.
Being only 22 years old, Dashmesh has already collaborated with legendary producers and musicians of international renown such as Bill Laswell, Steve Roach, and Byron Metcalf. He finished his first CD in 2008 entitled Fusion which was produced by Intelligent Quantum Solutions. This project sparked the interest of Bill Laswell and was subsequently mixed and played on by Bill. In April of 2010 he released his second project Dream Tracker, with Steve Roach and Byron Metcalf, which has already been met with critical acclaim. It was rec ently featured in a two hour special entitled Dream Tracker on Hearts of Space, which is syndiacted nationally through Nation Public Radio and XM Satellite Radio. Read more.
Gail Phoenix discovered her grandparents’ antique pump organ at an early age, and loved that their parakeet would sing while she played. Her mother saw her interest and bought her first piano, a beautiful old upright, and she began her piano lessons at age eight. She later studied clarinet and saxophone in school and also dabbled with the acoustic guitar. When her upright piano had to be laid to rest, she found a Yamaha keyboard to experiment with. She began to compose songs, adding in various rhythms to accompany her. Her creative spirit drove her to experiment with a multitude of instruments such as the flute, harmonica, Native American flute and drum, rainstick, African drums, chimes, bells, clay flutes, and even an accordion. She has also studied African drum and dance, and even built her own Ashiko drum. She has played many styles of music from rock, reggae, R & B, jazz, blues, new age, and inspirational songs. She has played with several different bands in the Phoenix area doing vocals, saxophone and keyboards.
Gail is a licensed massage therapist/energy bodyworker and yoga instructor, and has been experimenting in the metaphysical field for over thirty years. She has studied the art of Sound Healing and the profound effects on body, mind, spirit and emotions and recognizes the power of music to inspire and transform.
The Dream Journey Band is her most recent vision with the intent to “Dream Inspiration and Invite Transformation”.
At any day, month and year, life already has assembled our experiences into a whole fabric attuning and preparing each of us for some particular action or path at hand. What at one moment seemed like a jumble of unrelated threads and themes, later intersects and overlaps to create the perfect mix of knowledge, connections and experience to accomplish life's next phase. So it seems to me, but only when I look back over my shoulder. More of life’s opportunities and turns make sense in hindsight, while our visions and intents make sense in foresight.
"Life leads the thoughtful person on a road of many windings." Kung Fu Tzu
A wise person once said, “What you do is not who you are.” They were talking about Holly Parsons. From diverse roots spring poetry, remarkable poetry. Powerful, insightful, wise, piercing metaphor infuses her work. Her expose`s cut to the core of issues with authentic clarity. This work expresses not only personal sensibilities, but is directed more fundamentally to inspire creation of paradigm shifting possibilities for her global family. Read more
Linda’s songs are timely and heartfelt stories about life. As a young girl with her head against the back seat car window, Linda started writing songs to the rhythm of the wheels against the road.
The songs came to fruition in Arizona in the early 1970s as Linda honed her song writing skills with an eclectic mix of bands and venues throughout the Southwest. For those not familiar with Linda Bilque; Linda’s voice sounds like a female version of Willie Nelson; and her songs tell stories of regular folks in many ways like Harry Chapin did.
Opendance will perform "Breath." Breathe, flow with the ebb and tide, our planets balance within space.
Michèle Ceballos Michot – Founding Director of Opendance, is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, artistic director, educator, visual and performance artist. Her dance performance history includes numerous international ballet companies and dance productions. Ceballos danced professionally in Colombia, England, Germany, Russia, and throughout South America and the United States. Born in New York, Ceballos began studying ballet at the age of six in Bogotá, Colombia under the exiled dancer Vladimir Volski of the Bolshoi Ballet. A recipient of several scholarships, Ceballos continued her studies in New York City at Thalia Mara’s National Academy of Ballet and Theatre Arts, the School of American Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre School the Joffrey Ballet School, and with Gabriella Taub Darvash, David Howard, Finis Jung, Yurgen Snieder and Alexander Mintz.
Orgena Rose is a powerful and inspirational singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and vocal coach.
An accomplished professional with a 4 octave range, Orgena has performed on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, and toured internationally. Highlights include appearing on OPRAH, the Tony Awards, the Today Show, PBS and Conan in Tyler Perry’s Row 11.
She has appeared in numerous commercials and movies where her original music is featured. She has sung with artists such as Patti Labelle, Leah Michelle of GLEE, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bunny Sigler and Steve McCarty of the Steve Miller Band. Through Sacred Rose Orgena gives workshops and programs in her mission to heal, empower and transform through the arts. Read More
Pinna Joseph is a chantress and sound artist. She received the Yoga of the Voice certification from Vox Mundi School of the Voice with international singer, teacher and music therapist Silvia Nakkach of The Vox Mundi Project. Pinna also studied voice with valley jazz coach and pianist Charles Lewis, with singer Susan Osborn who teaches full expression of the voice and performed with the Paul Winter Consort, and with valley voice teacher Catherine Dockendorff.
Pinna traveled to Brazil and Hawaii to learn chants of those cultures while studying Tibetan, Hindu and Sanskrit chanting. She has sung as the cantorial singer with Spirit of the Desert, a Jewish Renewal Community here in the Phoenix area, for the last 25 years.
Renée Morgan Brooks is a voice for empowerment and self-realization! Renée will tell you that she feels blessed and grateful to have a voice and a Presence that touches the heart of so many across so many lines. The truth is that through tours and engagements in Israel, Germany, England, Australia, and New Zealand; along with events and major gatherings across the U.S. Renée has touched the hearts and inspired the minds of thousands. "There is no need for me to speak unless I can leave people better than I found them!"
Leaving people better than they found them is also Renée's criteria for the list of speakers she has opened for. That list includes Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsh, Gary Zukav and Marianne Williamson to name a few. Taking her talents from the stage to the pulpit Renée holds the title of Minister crossing every line of religion, though she has studied them all. She includes the sacred doctrines and manifests from all teachings and leaves out the rest.
Her global teachings have ONE underlying principal: "We are all ONE and it is our Divine responsibility to harness the flow of power within each of us and to realize we have an awesome and majestic responsibility to create life that works for all."
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