Written by Greg Whitt Saturday, 10 March 2012 00:00
Saturday March 24, 2012
Daliana Dance Studio
702-A Guilford College Road
The Rhythm Revival Drumming Retreat w/ Jim Donovan
All New! Experience rhythmic rejuvenation as you enjoy an energizing full day drumming retreat with Jim Donovan
This highly energetic and cathartic retreat will give you the opportunity to experience the inspiring power of collective rhythm and drumming through a variety of vibrant traditional world rhythms, songs and chants. You will also have the opportunity to experience the joy of creating and expressing yourself musically in a supportive group setting.
Anyone regardless of musical experience will enjoy and benefit from this experience. Beginners are warmly welcomed. Drums are provided. Space is limited.
Ages 17 and over.
-Full Day: $69 if you pay in advance or $89 the day of the event for full day 10 AM - 5 PM
-Afternoon Only: $39 if you pay in advance or $49 the day of the event for the 1:30 PM - 5 PM
***Bring a bagged lunch and/or a vegetarian dish for our lunchtime potluck! 12:30 -1:30 All participants are welcome!
Venue: Daliana Dance Studio
702-A Guilford College Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
The Rhythm Revival Drumming Retreat shows you how to:
-Learn exciting techniques, rhythms, concepts and songs from Africa and other parts of the world
-Break down the “insurmountable” into manageable pieces.
-Become aware of your own tendencies and notice how they work for or against you
-Utilize the voice to release energy
-Use rhythm to help rejuvenate yourself
-Use drumming to help you transform stress
-Create and express your own music in a supportive group setting
The Tools You’ll Use:
-Traditional Ecstatic World Drumming Rhythms
-Chanting and Toning
-Group Support and Community Creation
About the instructor:
Jim Donovan is a musician, teacher, trainer and motivator who is dedicated to using the power of musical expression, and presence to assist in consciousness transformation by motivating people to step more fully into their lives. In his work, Donovan records, performs, writes, and offers workshops in the US and abroad focused on using rhythm, drumming and the voice as vehicles for personal growth, healing, and the creation of community. He was a founding member of the multi-platinum 90's band Rusted Root and was voted "Drum Circle Facilitator of the Year" by the readers of Drum! magazine. Donovan holds a BA in Music from the University of Pittsburgh and is pursuing an advanced degree in Education Leadership at Saint Francis University where he is also on faculty. At Saint Francis University he is also involved in research and has developed a training program that teaches Occupational Therapists, medical professionals, parents and teachers how to use percussion modules as a complementary intervention for autistic and other special needs children. In addition to his musical credentials, Donovan is a certified Reiki practitioner, author, dedicated husband and father of three.