EDB presents: a two part series w/ Roça de Ogum (Umbanda group from Brazil) | Part 1: Ecstatic Dance in the Force of Orixá
- Fri 7th Oct 2022, 6pm – 10:30pm BST (UTC +01:00)
- The Elmgrove Centre (Small Hall), Elmgrove Road, Bristol, BS6 6AH
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EDB & Ace Collectiv present:
a two part series w/ Roça de Ogum (Umbanda group from Brazil)
Part 1: Ecstatic Dance in the Force of Orixá
Friday 7 October
18:00 - 22:30
The Elmgrove Centre (Small Hall), Bristol
an evening of Afro-Brazilian rhythms, DJs, Ecstatic Dance,
Drum Circle Workshop & more
Two Part Series w/ Roça de Ogum | Part 1 & 2 Ticket Deal
Attend both events for the discounted price of: £50 Standard / £55 Supporter / £45 Low Cost
Roça de Ogum is a Terreiro (spiritual house) located in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The group carry out studies and works in the Force of Orixá. Their main focus is the study of mediumship, incorporation and the connection with spiritual guides.
They are currently on tour in Europe sharing their studies and rituals, offering an opportunity for all those who seek to know more about the Orixás and the Afro-Brazilian traditions.
Drums have a calling role in Afro-Brazilian religion. Communication is made with the Orixás by the sound and rhythm of the drums. It's a language, a conversation, an exchange of energy.
ROÇA DE OGUM
The house of ROÇA DE OGUM was founded in São Paulo, Brazil in 2017. Directed by Sonia Costa, its foundation is the study of the Orixá force, carrying out works of Afro-Brazilian religions.
They recognise the Orixás as a manifestation of the sacred forces of nature and they praise them though chants, dances, ancestral drumming, the use of herbs and the transmission of oral knowledge.
Check out some clips from their previous works in Brazil and Europe: https://vimeo.com/746335202/dad9a0b816
SONIA COSTA is a wisdom keeper, visual artist, art educator and spiritual leader of Roça de Ogum. Originally from Bahia, she has been studying the African Orixá tradition (Yorubá) for the past 20 years.
She began her spiritual journey 19 years ago through Santo Daime, where she entered the studies of sacred Umbandaime.
She is the founder and director of Roça de Ogum which is a Terreiro (spiritual house) based in São Paulo. The house studies the Orixá forces with sacred plant medicine. Her research focusses on the Afro-indigenous Brazilian traditions.
She is currently training in Bioenergetic Therapy. Her research is focused on the body as a space of sensitive experience that seeks emotional and spiritual knowledge of self.
LUISA DRUA is a percussionist and visual artist who works with video mapping and has been bridging visual and sound for ceremonies and these works for 12 years.
FERNANDA BAFFA graduated in social communication. She currently works in education and studies a masters degree in Gestalt Psychology. She's a partner of Whatever School, Elevador and Perestroika - schools of creativity based in São Paulo.
ANA TAKENAKA is a visual artist and art educator based in São Paulo. As an artist she researches drawing and printmaking and has participated in several exhibitions around the world. She also develops creative projects for young children.
GABRIELA SAMPAIO has roots in cinema and graduated in the study of Visual Arts. She has been a herbalist for 9 years and bases her work on Afro-Brazilian shamanic traditions. She makes aromatic alchemy to use for daily ritual with her own company INCENSO NATURAL.
Father, artist, visionary and founder of Ecstatic Dance Bristol. Honouring the rich diversity of music that can be found in the vibrant UK scenes and around the world, OSARA creates powerful and transformative dance journeys that are ever evolving and responding to the spirit of time, community and place.
18:00 Doors Open
18:30 Opening Circle
18:45 Drum Circle Workshop | Umbanda Rhythms
20:00 Brazilian Rhythms & Force of Orixá | DJ Luisa Drua
21:00 Ecstatic Dance in the Force of Orixá | OSARA
22:15 Sound Journey
22:30 Closing Circle
The Elmgrove Centre (Small Hall), Elmgrove Road, Bristol, BS6 6AH
What to Bring
- a drum for the Drum Circle Workshop (djembe or similar)
- drums & percussion: djembe, atabaque drum, shakers, marracas, cow bell or similar
- water & bottle
- dress in layers
- something to lie down on for Sound Journey (blanket, yoga mat, etc)
- anything else you need
Tickets & RSVP
*please note, this event has a limited capacity (Elmgrove Centre Small Hall) so please buy your ticket in advance as it will most likely sell out
£16 Low Income
£25 On the Door (cash/card)
£? Donation / Add a Donation
We ask those who want to come but cannot afford the ‘Low Income’ ticket option, to donate what they can to support EDB and the Roça de Ogum group from Brazil.
Please note, no one is turned away due to lack of funds.
We encourage those that can afford, to buy a ‘Supporter’ ticket and / or add a donation on top of their chosen ticket.
Part 1 & 2 Ticket Deal
Attend both events for the discounted price of: £50 Standard / £55 Supporter / £45 Low Income / £? Donation
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