I am looking for funding to buy a beautiful Emperor Bell Tent from Breathe Tents in Sydney to do all sorts of wonderful female empowerment activities and performances in.
I am a dancer and choreographer and am creating a new dance work, Femme, which will take place in the tent:
"From the catwalks of Paris, to the sacred Wudang Mountain in China, FEMME is a new dance-theatre work by Adelaide dancer and performer, Erin Fowler. Drawing on her experiences as a model at the age of 18, to her international pilgrimage to train in Kung Fu and Tai Chi, Through FEMME Erin takes back control and definition of her body to explore femininity, power and what it is to find your voice as a female in today’s society."
I am also a qualified Qoya teacher - an amazing moment practice for women. I would love to run Qoya workshops in the tent - alongside the Femme dance work. There are only about 5 of us trained in Australia to teach Qoya. Qoya blends yoga with dance, feminine movement, ceremony and sisterhood. Qoya says "Through movement we remember. We remember ourselves as wild, wise and free. There is no way you can do it wrong and the way you know you're doing it right is that it feels good."It is powerful work for women and I think the tent would be the perfect site to run Qoya movement classes. www.qoya.love
And lastly, I also intend to run women's circles in the tent. In the past, women would gather in tents once a month (often when menstruating) to meditate, share their experiences and channel wisdom for themselves, each other and the wider community. A place where they could feel nurtured and supported. I love the idea of creating a modern day "women's tent".
Funded by Adelaide (March 2018)