Christian de Sousa is a movement teacher, DJ and artist.
Using dance, music, words, photography and collective process, he invites immersive exploration of what it means to be alive in the twenty-first century.
Christian has held space for thousands of people to go on transformative journeys through movement. Having worked closely with Ya'Acov and Susannah since 1999, he was present at the inception of Movement Medicine, becoming one of the three Pathfinders in 2010, and then teaching for the School of MM Faculty for many years. Creator of the legendary Sweaty Thursdays dance space in south London, he initiated and led the seminal dancingTao and Earthdreamers projects.
He also teaches 5Rhythms, having trained with Gabrielle Roth in 2004-05. He has worked in-depth with Suprapto Suryodarmo (Amerta Movement), Malidoma Somé (Dagara medicine) and Jean-Claude Audergon (Processwork) He weaves all these influences into his offerings, along with a more autonomous Taoist practice, and a deep love of people, music and nature.
Christian has facilitated international projects, curated micro-festivals and nurtured emergent community systems. As a photographer, he has contributed to a variety of contexts from museums and magazines to mental health services. He is the creator of the book, album and multimedia project 'Postcards from Babylon'.
Born in Switzerland of mixed European ancestry, he grew up in England and developed his practice in London and other cities. He lives in the South Devon hills with his family, and learns about enlightenment from the cats.
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