Sara Galassini is an Interdisciplinary artist that expresses herself through
Dance, Theater, Voice, Songwriting, Poetry, and the Visual Arts
Sara Galassini is an Italian interdisciplinary artist and performer, singer songwriter and community project facilitator. She holds a BA in Applied Theater and she has been working in NYC for 20 years.
Together with award-winning musician and composer Yukio Tsuji she is the co-founder of the Sara Galas Band. The two have created four interdisciplinary theater performances: Waves of all times, Origin: a Performance Art Concert, Unmeasurable Picture, REFLECT-I-ON, and Pros-Her-Pere, their latest interdisciplinary work inspired by the Myth of Persephone and Demeter .
Most recently, Sara and award winning performer Sophie Bortolussi have co-created the dance-theater production One-in-Themselves for at La MaMa 55th Season.
Galassini has performed in the acclaimed production of Trojan Women originally directed by Andrei Serban and Elizabeth Swados in 1974, and in numerous productions directed by the late Ellen Stewart: The Monk and The Hangman’s Daughter, Seven, Romeo and Juliet, Seven against Thebes, Herakles Via Phaedra, Mythos Oedipus, Dionysus Filius Dei, Fragments of Seven, Great Jones Variations.
Other Credits include: Fuck/Love The Poetics of Adoration by Kelly Bartnik; En Masse by Palissimo Dance Company; The Angels of Swedenborg by Ping Chong & Co. La MaMa; Japan Earthquake & Hurricane Sandy Benefit, Carnegie Hall; 9 Windows, Open Door, Room to Panic, and In Retrospect by Loco 7 Dance Pupper Co., La MaMa, London, Italy; Narcissus by Elizabeth Swados, La MaMa, When clowns play Hamlet directed by Ozzie Rodriguez, La MaMa; Don’t look into the camera directed by Aktina Stathaki; Hoplite Diary by Tom Lee; Theatricale by Urban Research Theater; Love Story, Palestine by Yoshiko Chuma; Si Seulement Si by Nu Dance Theater; Expiration Date by Abla Khoury.
SONICSHANTI - The Healing Power of Sound - with Sara
- An immersive multi instrumental sound journey into the inner immensity of the self -
Sound is universally used as a gateway to meditation and religious ceremony. It shapes our reality and transforms the way we feel. Hearing is the first sense developed in utero and the last sense we lose. Listening is hard wired to many different layers of the brain. Sound can be a powerful alternative medicine, helping to unify our body, mind and spirit. Sound, applied correctly, stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system inviting a deep state of relaxation, a necessary condition for healing. Consciously listening to sound allows us to come back to the present and into the body, helping to make the incomprehensible comprehensible, serving as our roadmap to personal well being.
I strongly believe that by developing a practice of deep listening through the healing power of sound it is possible to restore a sense of balance and well-being, find freedom within and encourage harmony in all aspects of life, consequently freeing oneself from suffering.
In my sound practice I combine instruments that are made of metal, wood, clay and glass such as Tibetan and crystal bowls, Japanese and Indian bells, gongs, kalimba, zither, Shakuhachi and Khloy flute, ocean drum, udu, frame drum and the voice together with sounds of nature. The combination of their harmonics allows me to create unique elemental sound journeys that function as a bridge for self awareness and self discovery while promoting harmony of body, mind and spirit.
Sara's Journey into Sound Meditation:
Sara is a New York based Italian interdisciplinary artist and a member of La MaMa ETC for over twenty years. Her 25 years long artistic experience and the many benefits she has received by studying and practicing dance, theater and music led her to want to undertake a personal journey in the healing arts and sound therapy. She is a certified sound practitioner from the Open Center SMI program since 2016. Ever since she has been offering her sound practice integrating her knowledge in performance and the creative process with the healing power of sound to create a safe space for conscious listening and healing. Sara has taught in person and virtual sound and movement workshops internationally. In 2019 she founded SonicShanti in collaboration with her sound companion Christopher Cherney. Chris passed away late last year but their mission to offer sound meditations and workshops for cancer patients, people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, pain and anyone else that wants to restore and nurture a state of quiet, harmony, wellbeing and happiness continues to this day. Some of the organizations that SonicShanti has partnered with are NYU, Tisch, Yale Cancer Center, Omega Institute, You can Thrive, Gilda’s Club, Il Molino, ChiantiBodyMind, Shalva Clinic, Wisdom & Wellness Integrative Cancer Symposium and the Open Center.
Ongoing Sound Healing's Offerings:
SONICSHANTI Weekly Wellness- Online Sound Retreat
Every Monday 6,30-7,30pm ET
Join SonicShanti to practice conscious listening & develop self awareness. These weekly sound sessions are designed to raise your vibration and harmonize your entire human system, promoting deep healing and inviting positive change in all aspects of your life.
To get the weekly Zoom Link, to subscribe to the SonicShanti newsletter and for any other inquiry e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Sound Healing events:
IL RESPIRO DEL SUONO - IL MOVIMENTO DEL SE'
Bagno Sonoro Polistrumentale online
18 Dicembre 2020 @ 18.30pm Italian Time / 12:30pm NYC Time
Info e Prenotazioni:
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/960144841175370/
The Creative Center
Friday February 7th, 2020. Time:10-3pm
Class Location: Speyer Hall, Second floor, 184 Eldridge Street
Sold Out Event
March 4th, 2020. Time: 6-8pm
8 Lincoln Street, Westport CT 06880