March 31, 2017

Workshops 2017

Drums

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    Drum Circle with Aaron Meli

    Aaron will be teaching an open level Drum Circle where everyone is welcome to come and develop their percussive skills.

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    Talking Drum with Baba Ade

    With a wide range of sounds, sometimes reaching a whole octave, you will learn how to play ‘call and response’ rhythms, come up will your own phrases and learn about the history of how Talking drums feature ceremonially.

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    Caribbean Drums with Blaggy

    A journey into the techniques used in "Nyabinghi drumming and chanting". Nyabinghi music is heavily rooted in the Rastafarian community in Jamaica and has influenced Ska, Reggae and dancehall.

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    Bodraphonics - Celtic drumming for everyone

    These engaging and informative workshops are designed to give the beginner the tools to play along to a range of Celtic and English dance and folk tunes, while also being able to challenge and progress the more advanced musicians.

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    Dun Dun Drums with Dembis Thioung

    The West African DUNDUN drums are a set of three double sided drums hit with sticks that make up the HEARTBEAT, the MELODY and the SOUL of traditional West African djembe music. They provide the rhythmic and melodic base for drumming ensemble.

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    Djembe Drums with Mohamed Gueye

    The Djembe drum is the back bone of West African music. In these advanced workshops Mohamed will challenge participants opening up the world of the Djembe and its infectious rhythms.

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Dance

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    Diola and Djembe Dance with Aida Diop

    Back by popular demand Aida will be delving back into the world of West African Dance with Diola and Djembe dances. These rich and vibrant dance styles will give you a great insight into Senegalese culture.

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    Bollywood taster workshop with Aanchal Gupta

    Enacting the lyrics though dance has always been the true essence of Bollywood which is very conveniently achieved by combining expressions and drama to highly addictive Bollywood steps.

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    Move it - to World Rhythms with Ann Earle

    'Move It!'- Lively workout using rhyming world music and various cultural dance styles to awaken and warm-up body and soul.

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    5 Rhythms with Bernadette Ryder

    A free-style, catalytic dance-meditation, 5Rhythms works to free the body, open the heart, still the mind and awaken consciousness.

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    Flamenco with Felipe de Algeciras

    Come and try this exciting dance for everyone, with all its passion, fun and feeling. You will be inmersed in the unique music played live and direct so that your feet can tap their way through this beautiful form of expression.

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    Afrofusion with Kenzi Ireland

    Kenzi Ireland’s ‘Afrofusion’ is an exciting, creative, high energy dance class. Utilising the rich diversity of African dance movements with song, this class empowers students to explore their musicality, creativity, subtlety and power.

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    Classical Indian Dance with Manuela Benini

    Join Manuela in learning Kathak dance, a classical dance style from the north of India that literally means story teller.

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    Street Dance with Ocean Bell-Grey

    Ocean is back with his very popular street dance class to get you all moving to some gritty urban beats.

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    African Dance for ‘Experienced Veteran’ Dancers’ with Rubba

    Rubba will teach the Damba Takie which is a stick dance from Ghana. This dance in it's traditional form is celebrated by Butchers.

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    Irish Set Dancing with Sharon and Mick

    A taster of Irish Set dancing, danced in square sets to lively jigs, polkas and reels. The Wednesday session is open to all to try. If you would like to perform please attend the other 3 sessions in order to produce a nice polished set.

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    Doris Morris with Vic Sprake

    Morris dancing is a traditional English Folk Dance, performed through rhythmic stepping and movement through figures by a team of dancers.

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Song

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    Your Voice with Celestine Walcott-Gordon

    Your Voice - is about encouraging individuals to express themselves vocally in the truest form. Through relaxed yet focused guidance, singers will have the space to develop their artistry and confidence.

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    Harlem Jazz with Dionne Draper

    Sing and dance the night away at the 'Harlem Fields' Speakeasy. Be part of the most colourful 1920's jazz story ever to be set in the Leicestershire countryside. It's jazz with hay bales!

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    Eastern European songs with Joanna Gasik

    Explore another side of Europe in this Traditional, Central and Eastern European songs workshop and discover the unique experience of group a-capella singing and the thrilling sound of 'white voice'.

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    Songs of the Orixas with Jon Hardeman

    Delve into the beautiful, powerful call and answer praise songs of the Orixas, the suprahuman expressions of natural forces, communion and the divine self, from the African/Brazilian religious ceremonies of the Candomblé.

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    English Folk Songs with Yvette Staelens

    Come and explore English folk songs … and more at Doris! We will discover and share the songs of our singing ancestors - the true voice of the people!

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Music Making

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    Musical Composition with Alphonse Touna

    It is an opportunity for the participants to use any musical instrument of their choice. By the end, the participants will have an improved team spirit, confidence and ability to perform live.

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    Balafon with Ben Lawrence

    Get lost in the beautiful melodic world of the Ghanian Balafon. This class is an introduction to group performance.

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    Zimbabwean Mbira Music with Denise & Kennedy

    Immerse yourself in the sacred magic of mbira music through playing, singing & exploring the rhythms of this ancient tradition.

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Movement

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    Giving and Receiving Yoga with Ali Jane

    A guided practice in Partner Yoga and Thai massage. Come to wind down and soothe aching muscles with this nourishing and heart connecting practice.

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    Qigong with Bill Commerford

    Inner Qigong exercises are easy to learn and facilitate wellbeing, self-awareness of posture, breath, stillness and integrated movement.

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    Ra Yoga with Cara Jefferies

    Ra uses movement and breath to feel lightweight in your body and bright in your mind!

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    Mat Pilates with Matt and Anne-Maries

    Pilates Mat work. Join these are fun and informative classes and learn something new about the way your body moves.

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    Animal Spirit & Tai Chi with Dr Olu Taiwo

    Join Olu Taiwo in these two workshops that will take you on a journey through ancient movement and animal connection.

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Ceremony, Meditation and Healing

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    Sacred Community Fire with Carole Nomessin

    Fire provides warmth, lights the unseen and helps us rediscover our inherent capacity of knowing and connection.

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    Soundbath Healing with Gail Stewart

    You are invited to experience the benefits of a sound bath with the great gongs, to luxuriate and pamper your mind, body and spirit.

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    Hatha Flow Yoga with Gladey Rowan

    Hatha Flow Yoga is energising and relaxing at the same time. We will warm up the body gently and then come through a flowing sequence of postures.

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    Yoga for drummers with Heather Murray

    Yoga to channel our 'ki', merge with our 'ma' and for drummers to play from the heart and the hara.

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    Medicine Wheel with Jo Elliot

    Morning prayer to greet the day with appreciation, to acknowledge the gift of life and the blessings of this world.

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    Tibetan Meditation with Nyima Kunchok

    The Sound and vibrations bring your attention to a place of rest deep within yourself and allow you to reconnect with your true nature bringing you understanding and acceptance.

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    Sufi Philosphy and Whirling Sheikh Ahmad Dede

    Whirling is an active meditation and an ancient Sufi technique. During these workshops there will be wisdom talks and an introduction to the meaning of the secrets of whirling.

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    Guided Meditation and Tea Ceremony with Jitei White

    The Ceremony of Tea is a beautiful way of experiencing yourself, of experiencing Tea and finding a deep connection with all things.

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Cosmic Workshops

BRAND NEW workshop tent this year hosting a wholesome array of healing workshops

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    Vision Board workshops with Agata Palmer

    Create your Vision Board to focus your intentions and choices in living your life to fullest of your unique purpose and desire.

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    Mama Luna Red Tent Steam with Emma Ako

    The Mama Luna Red Tent Steam is for women to come together and learn about natural womb health and healing.

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    Reflexology Made Easy with Holistic Holly

    The wonderful art of Reflexology: How and when to use it (no experience required)

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    Physio Yoga Weave with Lesley Dike

    Yoga... a great way to explore and invest in your body's well being, especially after camping and long car journeys!

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    Native Herbal Medicine with Stephen Watts

    A practical focus on the native plants surrounding the site, teaching and experiencing their edible, medicinal, spiritual and folklore uses.

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Arts, Crafts and Creativity

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    Creative Writing with Adriana Dorsett

    By using found objects and ephemera as vehicles, we will imagine narratives. We will ask ourselves what things feel like, and draw upon our emotional memories to feel, sense and collage moods, colours and tones.

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    Banner Bonanza with Alex Lucas

    Put your mark on Tribe of Doris! Help make banners that will be used year after year at Tribe of Doris!!

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    Sacred Geometry with Colin Power and Heike Bielek

    Explore the wonderful world of Metaphysics, through the creation of beautiful mandalas, fractals, and geometric images.

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    Soft Metal Work with Kevin Hughes

    We will be using simple metalworking tools to create our own designs in copper aluminium and bits of scrap metal. Let your imagination run wild in metal!

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    Watercolours with Pip Gillman

    We will practice watercolour techniques, wet-into-wet, dry brush etc. We will paint from life, memory and imagination.

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Walks, Talks and Learning

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    Equine Facilitated Learning with Kate Mably

    Connection, in a world where we increasingly feel disconnected horses have something to teach us.

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Kids and Youth

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    Woodland Crafts with Bob Blunden

    Set in a woodland hideaway, these workshops will take you through some Doris bushcraft basics - fires, shelters, carving, instrument making.

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    Gumboot Dance with Cecilia Ndhlovu-Edwards

    Originating from South African gold mines, the gumboot dance is an empowering and exhilarating dance that expresses the miners fight for freedom and their need to communicate with each other when talking was forbidden.

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    Afro Brazilian Percussion with Claudio Kron

    An infectious, high energy, fun workshop in which a variety of Brazilian rhythms are taught, practised and performed.

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    Chanter & Drumming Pipe Band Style

    Come and have a go at making a lot of noise with lots of laughter.

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    Capoeira Angola for ALL the family with Ollie Dennison

    Capoeira is an Art combining dance, music, and philosophy. Originating from Brazil it is a discipline that exercises the body and mind. We would like to encourage intergenerational and family learning in these sessions.

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    Wooden Games with Oluwatosin Shittu

    Play in a green world where the creative Wooden Game become magic and reality that you made in freedom.

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    Family Singalong with Poco Drom

    Back by popular demand our favourite animal sing along friends! A great way to get all the family singing.

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    Drum and Dance with Ruth and Jerome

    Movement, music, fun and games for little people. Join a mini drum circle, wiggle, jiggle and stretch as we sing and dance.

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    Stencil Graffiti T-Shirt Making with Stephanie Turner

    Create your own unique T-shirt using stencilling techniques, masking tape and spray paint. Celtic, African and Sacred Geometric patterns.

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    Song/Lyrics and Performance with Watusi87

    Creative exploration of various ways of performing the arts, with songwriting at the forefront.

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3 thoughts on “Workshops 2017

  • Sooo excited about all the new and different workshops this year as well as wonderful old favourites!!! And the Healing Field looks like a ‘must visit’ destination between workshops! :) So now can you arrange for MORE hours in the day to fit everything in please ! :) 😀

    • Glad you like the look of things to come…it’s always hard to balance Doris favourites with a fresh programme. We thank and appreciate all teachers who have taught before and to all those that are yet to! xx

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