Villa Noosa Hotel
Date and Time
June 20, 2015 at 9pm
Yemaya Ocean Goddess dance at Villa Noosa Hotel
Teacher, Performer, Choreographer
Kulturithmik – Rhythm & Culture – One World One Soul One Beat!
Christina is an ‘accidental’ medical scientist who made a major discovery of her true passions not in the lab as one may think (!), but in Afro-Cuban rhythms while working as a Pharmacologist in Sweden!
This led her on an incredible journey of self-discovery through a deep connection to the spirituality of Cuba, brought to the island by African slaves, the soul of her ancestors.
After almost a year in Cuba, Christina returned home to Australia and introduced the sensuality of the rhythms of Cuba to the people of Melbourne and other parts of Australia & New Zealand, Bali, Malaysia and more recently to the Coffs Coast, where she founded Kulturithmik.
As a result of her quest for her purpose this lifetime, Christina became fully initiated as priestess of Santeria/ Lucumi, the Afro-Cuban spiritual beliefs, receiving the life force (Ashe) of the great mother Orisha – Goddess of the Oceans, Yemaya in 2001.
This began the process of embracing her sacred femininity and sharing her gifts, thus inspiring women to do the same through the medium of dance to the Afro-Cuban Goddesses.
Today Christina is based in Coffs Harbour (Garlambirla in traditional Gumbaynggirr language), a beautiful coastal town on the east coast of Australia where she is fully committed in community development.
History of Site and Related Water Issues
I intend to create a global water dance south Coffs Harbour Jetty Beach for the GWD 2016 with community involvement in order to create awareness of the indigenous birthing pools that once had been a sacred feminine site for the Gumbaynggirr original peoples. This site is now called “The Quarry” and has been and still is undergoing a lot of disruption through different harbour enhancement (and protection) projects, and my wish is that there will be a place set aside for indigenous sacred ceremony and creating more awareness that this is an important part of indigenous culture which ensures survival future generations.
In the meantime, I will be dancing a solo dance in honour of this project for the 2015 GWD on 20th June.
“Yemaya” by Martha Galarraga from album Oni Oni – De la Santeria a la Rumba
The 2015 GWD performance will be danced solo by Christina where she will channel the spirit of Yemaya the Universal Mother Ocean Goddess.
Directions to the Site of Performance
Villa Noosa Hotel
Email for more information
How can I get involved?
Please contact Christina for more details of the 2016 GWD and how to get involved
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