The PURE LOVE conference explores and celebrates one of the strongest and most complex emotions that influences all human relationships, LOVE. We all hold feelings for others, but these feelings differ according to the people and the circumstance. In the English language there is only one word to describe all of them: LOVE. It wasn’t always so. The Ancient Greeks had around 30 words to describe love in all its shades and complexities encompassing family love, enduring love, self-love, romantic love, jealous love and so on… Through workshops, dance and music performances, panel discussions and tour of the Metropolitan museum, this conference strives to gain greater understanding of this special emotion which makes the world go round.

LOVE (Learn, Open, Vision, Explore)

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March 18 (FRIDAY) at NOLA Studios (Midtown)
10.30-12.00pm Connect and Play with Kaeshi Chai
12.00-1.30pm Everyday Goddess with Antonina Canal
1.30-2.00pm Lunch
2.00-3.00pm Panel “3 Flavors of Love: Self-Love, Friendship, Shadow” with Liezel Lane and more
3.00-4.30pm Return to Love with Jorja Rivero
4.30-6.00pm Creating a Dance Autobiography- The Loving Gaze with Hanan
7.30-9.00pm Tour through the Met Museum with Nancy Eder

March 19 (SATURDAY) at University Settlement (Lower East Side)
10.00-12.00pm PURE & SEEDs Facilitators Brunch (Location to be announced)
12.00-1.30pm Sacred Circle Dance with Nada Khodlova
1.30-3.00pm Vision Quest with Myra Krien
3.00-3.30pm Break
3.30-4.30pm Panel “Sexuality and Dance” with Tammy Wise, Anita Teresa and more
4.30-6.00pm Mandala Dance with Harry Einhorn
8.30-10.00pm Theatrical Show at the University Settlement

March 20 (SUNDAY) at NOLA Studios (Midtown)
10.30-12.00pm From Taxsim to Tarab: The Language of Love ~ Healing Through Ecstasy with Myra Krien
12.00-1.30pm Magical Veil with Antonina Canal
1.30-2.00pm Lunch
2.00-3.00pm Panel “Healing from Heartbreak" with Jorja Rivero and more
3.00-4.30pm Love of the Dark with Hanan
4.30-6.00pm PURE Procession Choreography with Kaeshi Chai
6.30-8.00pm Strawberry Fields, Central Park for the Sunset PURE Procession

FRI & SUN Workshops @ NOLA Studios, 244 W 54th St, 11th Floor, Studio B, NYC
SAT Workshops & Show @ University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St, Speyer Hall, NYC
Metropolitan Museum of Art1000 Fifth Avenue, at 82nd St, NYC. Meet at the Great Hall near the info desk
Strawberry Fields, Central Park Location

Full Package 3 days (16.5 hrs Workshops, 3 Panels, Met Tour, Show & Procession) $275 adv, $325
Friday (6 hrs Workshops & Panel) $115 adv, $135
Saturday (4.5 hrs Workshops & Panel) $95 adv, $115
Sunday (6 hrs Workshops, Panel & Procession) $115 adv, $135

Ala Carte
1.5 hour Workshop $35 adv, $45
Discussion Panel $10 adv, $15
Tour of the Met Museum $15 adv, $20
Theatrical Dance Show, $20 adv, $25
Advanced rate expires on March 4th 2016

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Friday March 18th, 10.30-12.00pm
CONNECT AND PLAY with Kaeshi Chai
Connect to one another and play through a series of fun games that will help build community and improve your ability to live in the moment and let your creativity flow.

Friday March 18th, 12.00-1.30pm
EVERYDAY GODDESS with Antonina Canal
How do you remain feminine and resist the temptation to act, dress and speak like a male in order to be respected. Through Oriental dance, Antonina will help you discover the Goddess within.

Friday March 18th, 2.00-3.00pm
DISCUSSION PANEL: 3 FLAVORS OF LOVE Self-Love, Friendship, Shadow
With psychologist Liezel Lane and more

Friday March 18th 3.00-4.30pm
RETURN TO LOVE with Jorja Rivero
Join Jorja Rivero in this alchemical offering and use your life force to integrate and liberate the places in you where LOVE has been confined ~ her method bridges theories and therapies in unique creatives ways that rekindle the connection to your creative source and inspiration. Come set clear intentions, move, meditate, awaken, and return to LOVE.

Friday March 18th 4.30-6.00pm
Using words, images, text and visualization to create movement that comes from personal narrative, experience and emotion.

Friday March 18th 7.30-9.00pm
Tour of the Metropolitan Museum with Nancy Eder
Nancy Eder leads a special tour sharing her all time favorite images of love from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Met at 7.30pm sharp at the Great Hall near the information desk, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, at 82nd St, New York, NY,

Saturday March 19th 10.00am-12.00pm
Brunch for PURE and SEEDs Faciliators (Location to be announced)

Saturday March 19th 12.00-1.30pm
SACRED CIRCLE DANCE with Nada Khodlova
Dance in community through traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern and modern sacred circle dances. Throughout all ages and cultures, traditional circle dances were used to honor the divine, to heal, to affirm connection to the earth and each other, to build community and celebrate rites of passages and life transitions. The danced patterns illuminate the web of these connections. It is where personal and universal healing can occur. We will use the traditional dances as a platform for heightening awareness of body/self, self to community and self to cosmos. We will examine the dances on multiple levels to indulge in these connections. Our dances will reconnect us into an ancient way of honoring the earth’s rhythms. We will seek not only guidance from the dances but from those who created these dances, the ancestors of the dances. The wisdom of the ancient ones are held within the dances. As we attentively dance and plug into this wisdom we reweave ourselves into the time honored web of life. The dances are joyful, meditative, mournful, full of beauty, longing, life and celebration!

Saturday March 19th 1.30-3.00pm
VISION QUEST with Myra Krien
This workshop is an exploration through different exercises and modalities of sight, seeing and vision as it relates to dance, choreography and creation.

Saturday March 19th 3.30-4.30pm
DISCUSSION PANEL: Sexuality and Dance
With Tammy Wise, Anita Teresa and Myra Krien. Moderated by Brad MacDonald.

Saturday March 19th 4.30-6.00pm
MANDALA DANCE with Harry Einhorn
The Mandala Dance is a meditation-through-movement inspired by traditional Mandala rituals as practiced in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. During the workshop, the group is led through movement patterns invoking the elements and wisdom energy of the five directions. This immersive, collaborative event is open to participants of all levels of experience with the arts and contemplative practice.

Saturday March 19th 8.30-10pm
THEATRICAL DANCE SHOW at University Settlement

Sunday March 20th 10.30am-12.00pm
TAXSIM TO TARAB: The Language of Love - Healing through Ecstasy with Myra Krien
Through the creation of sacred geometric symbols, such as circles, figure eights, spirals and vibrations, we will explore the opening of our hearts to the healing powers of love through ecstatic experience. No previous dance experience required. If you are a professional dancer, take your performance to knew depths and heights, by experiencing these techniques, to bring the love within,throughout.

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Sunday March 20th 12.00-1.30pm
Magical Veil with Antonina Canal
Exploring sensuality and beauty through silk, the feminine archetype of the goddess becomes winged as she opens her heart into new dimensions. Learn a beautiful double veil choreography and create a sacred space to connect with divine energy. Antonina will mix Egyptian technique with magic and Tarot to create a multi-leveled state of being.

Sunday March 20th 2.00-3.00pm
DISCUSSION PANEL: Healing from Heartbreak
With Jorja Rivero and more...

Sunday March 20th 3.00-4.30pm
Using the creative process to foster a relationship with the body and the unknown. Steeped in process of improvisation, beledi technique and Jungian philosophy.

Sunday March 20th 4.30-6.00pm
Learn the PURE LOVE choreography and join us in a sunset procession to welcome in Spring in Central Park.

Sunday March 20th 6.30-8.00pm
Meet at Strawberry Fields, Central Park for the Sunset PURE Procession. We will visit Bethesda Fountain, cross Bow bridge, walk through the Rambles and visit Belvedere Castle. Call 917-515-0168 to find out where we are.