|Regina Califa, Founder |
Nzo.Califa Dance Works
|the coconut & palm - Life proponents|
|Water is efficacious & the Coconut is everlasting. àṣẹ'o|
HAPPY NOW YEAR ALL!
Pleased to submit this post at the top of the New Year, while listening to Second Line music in the Spirit of refreshment, of being reverent and giving thanks. As I have reflected upon a phenomenal 2014 of cultivating Dance works of impact and service, it'd be the progressive flow of water inspirations that'd usher me into 2015, simply elated and inspired.
When people ask me along the way "Are you still dancing?", without a thought, I respond that Dance IS my breath! My walk reflects that relationship, as my Ancestors remain co-choreographers in my next steps.
It felt good to begin the year with Eku Odun for the San Francisco, Bay Area presided over by Chief Yagbe Awolowo Onilu and hosted and lead by the Ile of Obafemi Oringunwa. It is a very familiar Annual Communal ritual "reading of the year", through IFA to guide Ori, our works, receive messages from our Ancients and collectively strengthen our lives and good works forward. How absolutely comforting, as there were so many deeply reverent messages and perfunctory scientific principles of Biology to Chemistry espoused by proficient teacher and Awo, Baba Yagbe. In ritual, we were constantly engaged in honoring our most powerful element - Water for human vitality, the flow of the earth, and as a vital tool for creative potency; It truly filled my heart as human being and Sacred Water Daughter reiterating my divine purpose and daily works in this motion.
I smile, I am reverent, I consult, and I continue to DANCE higher!
Come #BeIntheDance this Season and or contact me to learn of my Seasonal activities on the ground they'll inspire you to move through the Dance Spirit and Service. mo dupe Ori, IFA and Commune+Unity.
in shared #Dance Spirit,
Regina Califa, Creative Director/
Professional Teaching Artist
Nzo Califa Dance Works [Facebook Page] @nzoCALIFA - Twitter
Dancestory works: http://workingdalines.com/dancestory2013/
For more information regarding the messages of the Year
from this year's EKU ODUN, please contact:
Chief Yagbe Awolowo Onilu
email@example.com | 510.632-9342