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Sacred Sunday – Fusion Dance with Anna Mayta

December 10, 2023 @ 7:30 pm 8:30 pm UTC-4

The Sacred Dance Guild continues to offer Sacred Sunday experiences monthly – generally on the 2nd Sunday of the month and generally at 7:30 pm Eastern time! A program that began during the pandemic and now continues because we CAN, not because we MUST! These sessions are intimate, interactive and information offerings that are free to the participants, gifted to the Sacred Dance Guild “village” by the presenter and coordinated by the SDG as a way to CONNECT us one to another! NOTE: time showing is Eastern – DO check time in your local time zone!!

To register send email to pres@sacreddanceguild.org with “Sacred Sunday Fusion Dance” in the subject line. The Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the session.

Our December Sacred Sunday takes us on another journey of discovery with Anna Mayta. Anna offers:

” Let your vision be world embracing rather than confined to your own self.” Baha’u’llah, Baha’i faith.

I am so excited to offer my fusion dance program where I bring together conceptual movement ideas and steps of African dance, Classical Indian, Modern, Latin and Flamenco coming together as one. We are all connected and dance brings us together as one. You are welcome to observe and I will modify the steps so you can dance while sitting on a chair or standing up and groove. It’s important to understand the sacredness of you and be a witness to your own needs during my sacred dance offering. I look forward to having this multicultural sacred dance moment with you all. Let’s fly, let’s dance and create magic together.

“The dance is strong magic. The dance is a spirit. It turns the body to liquid steel. It makes it vibrate like a guitar. The body can fly without wings. It can sing without voice. The dance is strong magic: The dance is life.” — Pearl Primus

Anna Mayta grew up in Chile is an Educator, dance improvisor, choreographer and dance artist. She graduated from Empire State College in June 2001 with a BA in Dance in Education. In November 2008, she received a certificate to teach yoga from Svyasa Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore, India. In 2006, she was awarded a dissemination award from the Dutchess County Arts Council in Poughkeepsie, New York. In October 2020 she was accepted to Bethany Arts Center residency in Ossining NY. Where she choreographed a solo dance inspired by the idea that men and women are equal. In 2022 she was awarded a grant from CREATE to choreograph a piece about the stories of the Latinx community in Hudson NY dealing with linguistic prejudice. Ms. Mayta teaches the Spanish language through movement in addition to fusion dance, which centers on the incorporation of African, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Chilean, Modern and Latin dance styles. Anna Mayta is an adjunct professor of dance for Columbia Greene Community College in Hudson NY. And teaches all over the area for places such has Art Omi, Bethel Woods center for the arts and Caramoor music and cultural center. Anna has performed at Dixon place, Waxworks, and Spoke the Hub in NYC, in Bangalore India, Boston MA, Maine and around the Hudson Valley NY. She has choreographed for the D’amby Project, SolesBare Dance Collective, The National Ballet of Zimbabwe, Kuumba and drum dance company and Operation Unite youth dancers. Currently, Ms. Mayta directs her dance company, Mayta Fusion Dance which is in residency at Berkshire Pulse in Great Barrington Ma and it’s home is Hudson NY. She teaches, choreographs, and performs throughout the Hudson Valley NY and Berkshire area.

We are blessed to have Anna gifting us her presence with a generosity of spirit that flows through the Sacred Dance Guild village!