Dance a Song or Sing a Dance with KiVo® at Metamorphosis Pilates Center

Lis Addison is a California Composer, Vocalist and Dancer whose music can be heard on Conventional and Internet Radio and in Dance, Yoga and Healing Centers from Alaska to Zimbabwe. She composes music and choreographs for KiVo®.

Lis Addison is a California Composer, Vocalist and Dancer whose music can be heard on Conventional and Internet Radio and in Dance, Yoga and Healing Centers from Alaska to Zimbabwe. She composes music and choreographs for KiVo®.

Metamorphosis Pilates Center is pleased to offer a very special workshop with teacher Lis Addison: KiVo® Bring Your Voice to the Movement, Sunday, September 11th, 1:00-4:00 pm. Cost: $60(Early bird price before September 6th $55). Space is limited. To register go to the Class Schedule tab on the website and click on the Enrollments tab.  Or contact teacher Deborah K. Jump by using the Contact Us form on our website or calling (319) 654-6444.

KiVo® blends vocals, dance and chant for positive transformation. KiVo®’s lineage comes from wisdom traditions that use the voice and body for celebration, ceremony and healing. KiVo® supports your voice being heard in the world by giving you new ways to use it and liberating the wise voice within. Research shows that when we use our bodies and voices together, more areas of the brain fire, creating growth as we age.

Lis’s work with the “wisdom traditions”

Last spring, Lis studied Ethnomusicology at Stanford University.  She used the recordings and journal writings she made in Kenya in 2012 of the Kamba community for scholarly research on the Kamba Kwina-Wathi. In the Kamba language Kwina-Wathi are Dance-Songs. Kwina, means to dance or sing and Wathi means a dance or song. In a Kwina Wathi it is possible to dance a dance, sing a song, dance a song and sing a dance!

Lis says about her research, “Not only was I thrilled to give my own creative work context, I was excited to deepen my understanding of the tradition worldwide and connect the work with an ancient practice.” As part of her research, Lis found out that a soloist of a particular Kwina-Wathi tradition called a Kilumi is required to be a “Medicine Man, dancer, instrumentalist and poet”. As musician, dancer and composer who has shared Kivo® in a variety of healing centers, Lis comments, “It is no wonder I’ve been called to this work!”.

See our last post on Kivo® for more information on the workshop!

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