The Dance of the Song of the Vajra is a complex symbolic dance for twelve dancers connected in particular to the energetic aspect of our existence. The sound of each syllable of the Song of the Vajra is linked to a specific energy point within the inner mandala (the dancer’s body) and also the outer mandala (the external dimension of the world). Through the integration of sound, color, and movement, the dancer can coordinate these energy points and create a resonance between the inner and outer dimensions, opening us up to a higher awareness.

The Dance of the Song of the Vajra is a complex symbolic dance for twelve dancers connected in particular to the energetic aspect of our existence. The sound of each syllable of the Song of the Vajra is linked to a specific energy point within the inner mandala (the dancer’s body) and also the outer mandala (the external dimension of the world). Through the integration of sound, color, and movement, the dancer can coordinate these energy points and create a resonance between the inner and outer dimensions, opening us up to a higher awareness.

The Public

For practitioners who have received the transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and wish to study in more depth the Vajra Dance and Dzogchen Teachings.

Objective

  • Discover the principle of the integration and presence through movement.
  • Fluidity and harmony in movement.
  • Harmonization of energy through coordination of movement and time. 
  • To discover the difference of the mind and the nature of the mind.
  • Overcoming the obstacles of our 3 existences.
  • Understanding of specific terminology and main mudra.
  • Harmony and basic choreography between dancers.
  • Benefit for the planet earth and benefit for all sentient beings.

You will learn

  • Origin of the Vajra Dance.
  • Special characteristic of the Dance of the Song of the Vajra.
  • Meaning of each verse linked to the principle of the Song of the Vajra and its relation with the steps and mudra.
  • Meaning of the Mandala, symbolism, colors and elements.
  • The principle of masculine and feminine, their harmony and coordination.
  • How to develop awareness in movement and singing.
  • Coordination and fluidity of movement with time.
  • The conventional terminology of the basic movements.
  • The rhythm and association of each movement with its syllable.
  • Relative and absolute benefits.

Modules

  • The Dance of the Song of the Vajra, part 1 (BASIC: Module 1 - Beginners)

    Usually the first part of Dance, from Emakirikiri until Kelanam, is done in six days. Preferably, it can be done in 2/3 weekends, one weekend per month. Depending on circumstances and time, it is also possible to study with for example weekly evening classes.

    The part I includes:

    • Explanation of the origin of the Dance.
    • Explanation of a special characteristic of the Dance of the Song of the Vajra.
    • Explanation of the meaning of each verse linked to the principle of the Song of the Vajra and relationship with the steps of the Dance.
    • Explanation of the meaning of the Mandala, symbolism, colors and elements.
    • Explanation of the principle of the masculine and feminine, and importance of their harmony. 
    • Learning the basic movements and steps (principle of natural and relaxed movement, movement of the foot and hand "together", simplified distinction between "open" and "closed").
    • Learning the conventional terminology of basic movements.
    • Learning the basic rhythm (association of each movement with its syllable).
    • Learning the meaning of the main mudras. 
  • The Dance of the Song of the Vajra, part 2 (BASIC: Module 1 - Beginners)

    Usually the second part, from Sambharata until the end, is done in seven days. Preferably, it can be done in 3 weekends, one weekend per month or as well during weekday evenings.

  • The Dance of the Song of the Vajra (BASIC: Module 2 - Refresher)

    This is a follow up to the BASIC: MODULE 1 - BEGINNERS of the Dance of the Song of the Vajra. 

    The curriculum includes:

    • Learning the principle of integration and presence of movements.
    • Correction of the basic movements, steps and mudra.
    • Clarification of doubts in relation to steps and arm movements. 
    • Practicing harmonious movement of all physical aspects (correspondence feet/arms/body).
    • Improving the rhythm and timing (association of each movement with its syllable). 
    • Learning the meaning of the main mudras.

     

  • The Dance of the Song of the Vajra (DEEPENING: Module 1 - Deepening the Base)

    This can be a follow up to the BASIC: MODULE 2 - REFRESHER of the Dance of the Song of the Vajra. 

    The DEEPENING COURSE course wil include:

    • Learning of the various specific types of movement and their terminology.
    • Learning the coordination and fluidity of movement with time.
    • Learninig the precise timing and details of the mudras. 
    • Learninig the basic choreography between the Male and Female dancers.
  • The Dance of the Song of the Vajra (ADVANCED: Module 1 - Directions)

    This can be a follow up to the DEEPENING COURSE of the Dance of the Song of the Vajra. 

    The ADVANCED: MODULE 1, led by an Advanced Instructor or a Vajra Dance Teacher, will include:

    • Refining harmonious movement of all physical aspects (correspondence feet/arms/body).
    • Refining the coordination and fluidity of movement with time.
  • The Dance of the Song of the Vajra (ADVANCED: Module 2 - Timing)

    This can be a follow up to the ADVANCED: MODULE 1 of the Dance of the Song of the Vajra. 

    The ADVANCED: MODULE 2, led by an Advanced Instructor or a Vajra Dance Teacher, will include:

    • Refining the coordination and fluidity of movement with time.
    • Refining the precise timing and details of the mudras.
  • The Dance of the Song of the Vajra (ADVANCED: Module 3 - Choreography)

    This can be a follow up to the ADVANCED: MODULE 1 and MODULE 2 of the Dance of the Song of the Vajra. 

    The ADVANCED: MODULE 3, led by an Advanced Instructor or a Vajra Dance Teacher, will include:

    • Learninig the choreography and harmonious movement in time and mudras between males and femals (PAWOS and PAMOS).
    • Training for eventual presentations of the Dance of the Song of the Vajra.

Main Teachers

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Prima Mai

Vajra Dance Teacher

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Adriana Dal Borgo

Vajra Dance Teacher