The Power of Rhtythm: Taketina Workshop
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About the Event
In this workshop, TaKeTiNa invites you to take a closer look behind the scenes of your life and to enter those spaces from which your life flows. In this space, opposites collide: stillness and movement; emptiness and fullness; tension and relaxation, all become one. When we experience these rhythmic spaces consciously through TaKeTiNa, we become closer to the background of our lives and experience complete stillness through movement.
WHAT IS TaKeTiNa?
TaKeTiNa is a holistic group learning process and a profoundly new way of experiencing and understanding rhythm. Poly-rhythms and cross-rhythms form the basis of the process as it utilizes the body through stepping, clapping and singing to generate a complex and rich rhythmic choir which leads participants into states of relaxation, inner presence, and awareness. Learning with the TaKeTiNa also develops creativity, musicality and opens an awareness of our individual patterns, which inhibit our lives and relationships. TaKeTiNa leads participants to their innate rhythmic knowledge and connects us to the forgotten power of rhythm in nature and within us. As a deeply relaxing and meditative process, TaKeTiNa requires no musical experience and invites participants to go at their own pace.
BODY AS INSTRUMENT
Learning through the body is direct and requires no technical skills. Rhythms are layered into the body through stepping, clapping and the voice.
Rhythm becomes a mirror for our personal process and teaching us how to enter our true authentic nature.
TaKeTiNa conveys rhythm the way people naturally grasp and learn it: by a direct physical experience of fundamental rhythmic movement. The capacity for this is inborn; all infants come into the world with the sensory and motor skills that become the rhythmic foundation of all music. Fundamental rhythmic movements which are the underlying matrix of all forms of music.
TaKeTiNa is a process, capable of activating the human and musical potential through rhythm. Learning rhythm and music with the TaKeTiNa process always means learning for life, too'. — Reinhard Flatischler - composer, founder of TaKeTiNa
"The Ta Ke Ti Na rhythm process constitutes a great contribution to the evolution of music pedagogy. Ta Ke Ti Na seminars are always welcomed with great enthusiasm by our students.” — Professor Werner Hasitschka, President, University of Music, Vienna.
“TaKeTiNa really has enriched my personal life. The joy of playing and discovering rhythm is always followed by immediate results. TaKeTiNa is a fascinating process based on an incredible amount of life experience.” PROF. DR. ROLF VERRES, UNIVERSITY HEIDELBERG
“We find TaKeTiNa to be powerful, playful, earthy, and yet transcendent – very inspiring!” DEVA PREMAL & MITEN, SPIRITUAL SINGERS, AND SONGWRITERS