Sol Dance Presents: Poranguí LIVE in Atlanta
Sol Dance Presents:
Beauty Way Tour: A Music, Dance, and Healing Experience
We are deeply humbled & proud to bring you a very special experience this Autumn featuring multicultural musician, healer, and educator Poranguí alongside his partner, Ashley Klein. They will be making their Atlanta debut as part of their cross-country, Beauty Way Album Tour, this coming November 18th at the Chapel on Sycamore in Decatur Square.
About the Event:
The Beauty Way album and Tour are inspired by Diné (Navajo) teachings from Poranguí & Ashley’s beloved Southwest. To walk in the Beauty Way is to live in balance and harmony with the unfolding of all life. Walking the Beauty Way together, we weave ourselves more deeply into the fabric of the earth, herself. Poranguí’s forthcoming album, Beauty Way, will be released incrementally over the summer.
Hózhóogo naasháa doo. May we all walk in beauty.
Both Poranguí & Ashley will create an intentional container to experience the healing power of music, dance, and authentic expression. Poranguí’s live music set will be complemented by Ashley’s vocal guidance, creating an unforgettable 2-hour journey through the beauty of the earth and the tapestry of life.
Sol Dance Co-Founder & Ceremonialist, Maya Lemberg will open the space and ground the collective as MC for the evening.
Sol Dance Co-Founder & Resident DJ Scott Houston will directly support the duo with a sweet and soulful opening set to begin the evening in a sonically-sacred way.
Additional details, collaborators, vendors, and offerings TBA.
The Chapel on Sycamore (Main Sanctuary)
318 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors – 7:30p
Invocation with Maya Lemberg – 8:00p
Opening Set by Scott Houston- 8:15p
Poranguí & Ashley Klein – 9:15p-11:45p
Closing – 11:50a
Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico, and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Porangui has over twenty-five years of international work as an artist, musician, healer, and educator, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.
As a live looping artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. His World Soul concerts have taken him around the globe and led him to collaborate with many artists, including a current album series titled Kuya Sessions with Liquid Bloom.
About Ashley Klein:
Ashley Klein (Ed.S) is a dancer, embodiment guide, retreat facilitator, and music business manager based in Sedona, Arizona. She collaborates on and off stage with international touring artist, Poranguí, with the mission of sharing earth-based wisdom through the healing power of music and dance.
Her life-long movement practices and training have led her to a current focus on facilitating Dancing Freedom journeys and continuing to study the polyrhythmic dances of the African diaspora. She is on the international Dancing Freedom training team and facilitates at festivals, retreats, and concerts guiding audiences into a deeper connection to the Earth Mother and the elemental wisdom innate within us all. Her spoken-word guidance is featured on the live album, “Poranguí – Guided Journey”, as well as several remix tracks on “Poranguí – Remixes Vol I & Vol II”.
Additionally, Ashley co-creates retreats based in Sedona and around the world, curating containers for individuals to dive deep and feel held safely to become more of their authentic connected selves.
About Scott Houston:
In over a decade of utilizing dance as a healing modality, Scott Houston has come to believe in the inherent wisdom of the body and the power of sound to move it. As an accredited 5Rhythms Teacher and seasoned host of Ecstatic Dance – Scott facilitates events, classes, and workshops that are an open path to healing through a communion with the embodied self.
As an Atlanta-based artist & DJ – Scott is regionally known for his residency with the chic underground music collective, Project B. and as such, has had the privilege of vibe-setting for a variety of International Artists including: Acid Pauli, Mihigh, Raresh, Paco Osuna, Stan Zeff, Afro Warriors, Tara Brooks & Yoko0. Scott is also a classically-trained musician of 20 years, a life-long dancer, devoted Husband & Father, performance artist, as well as Resident DJ & Co-Founder of Sol Dance alongside his partner Maya.
Sonically, Scott delivers his sound as ritual for enthusiasts of the deep and sacred. Seamlessly weaving evocative, hypnotic soundscapes & basslines alongside traditional ethno-medicine songs that have the capacity to transform darkness to light.
About Maya Lemberg:
Maya’s mission is to help people feel at home within their skin. As a psychotherapist, yogi, dancer, singer and ceremonial facilitator, she is dedicated to guiding others on their road to authenticity, integrating mind, heart, body and spirituality in her approach to wellness.
She specializes in body-focused psychotherapy, art therapy, yoga, dance-movement practices, shamanism and women’s spirituality. She is grateful to facilitate experiences that bring people into intimacy with their hearts and bodies, paving way for deeper connections with each other, with the Earth and with the present moment.
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WHAT WE DO
A free-form movement experience where bodies of all kinds, colors & creeds are welcomed.
No phones, no photos and no talking in the dance space.
We value consent: Please get permission before involving others in your dance.
We are substance-free: No drugs or alcohol in the event space.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Ecstatic Dance?
Ecstatic Dance is a freeform movement journey, held in a safe & sacred container. Most dances are facilitated by a trained DJ specifically chosen for their ability to curate an experience designed to help you move. Through Ecstatic Dance you will find a communal opportunity to connect more deeply with your body and self-expression.
Do I need to know how to dance in order to participate?
Absolutely no dance experience is necessary! In this regard, Sol Dance (and generally any other kind of “Ecstatic Dance” event) becomes the perfect outlet for those who think they “can’t dance”.
We encourage participants to give themselves full permission to be themselves – move how you want to move in every given moment, feel how you feel, etc. There is no way to get it wrong (but please be consensual with others).
Wait... Is this a party?
Believe it or not, Sol Dance is NOT a party. That isn’t to say we don’t have a lot of fun doing what we do, but what we offer is more than a party. First off, Sol Dance is a substance-free environment. We get high off of the music, dance, and communal experience. Moreover, Sol Dance provides an opportunity to go deep within yourself and be physically moved by your body and inner wisdom. While this is also a community event, you can choose for it to be an intimately personal process.
What kind of music can I expect?
With sounds ranging from: soulful, worldly, eclectic, deep, serene, and funky, you can expect a dynamic sonic arrangement from our resident DJs. You can listen to some examples here.
Can I arrive anytime?
Can I just come and watch?
We highly encourage 100% of your embodied participation as this is a movement-based experience. That being said, If you would like to stay on a blanket, yoga mat, or even the grass before you feel called to move your body – that’s totally fine!
How can I prepare?
Wearing anything that allows you to move comfortably.
Wearing shoes is optional (for outdoor events only!)
Bringing a full water bottle.
Bringing a mat or blanket to sit on the ground or in the grass (for outdoor events!)
Utilizing sun-protection ie. hats, sun glasses, or lotion!
Make sure to bring an open mind & heart!
Can I bring my kids?
Yes! We welcome people of all ages! Our community loves when children are present! Bring the whole family.