Sara Galassini is an Interdisciplinary artist that expresses herself through
Dance, Theater, Voice, Songwriting, Poetry, and the Visual Arts
Up-Coming Sara Galas Band CONCERTS:
December 2nd 2023 - 8pm ET
~ SARA' S PERFORMANCE HISTORY ~
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 Sound Therapy
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.
In 2023 Sara gets certified as a Mindful Meditation Teacher by the University of California Greater's good Science Service and Sounds True.
SS Up-Coming Events in person:
Every Monday at 18:00 CET from May to November in Borgo Santo Pietro
Special event in September
Ongoing Sound Healing's Offerings starting NOVEMBER
SONICSHANTI Weekly Wellness- Online Sound Retreat will be back soon!
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 while developing conscious listening & self awareness.
To get the weekly Zoom Link, to subscribe to the SonicShanti newsletter and for any other inquiry e-mail email@example.com
Past Sound Healing events:
Cosmic Tones for Wholeness
April 28th 7-9pm @ 47 Great Jones, 5th Floor
Contribution: $44-88 sliding scale
No-one will be turned away for lack of funds, just come!
RSVP via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Valentine's Day Event
Ode to the Heart
with Sara Galassini & guest artist~practitioner Petra van Noort
Monday February 14th
@3.30-4.30pm PST / 6.30-7.30pm EST
Join us in a space of Intimate Connection with your own Heart
practice Transcending Duality
A practice of compassion involving body and mind
lead by 2 interdisciplinary artists / healing arts practitioners
Utilizing elements of embodied meditation, gentle yin yoga, poetry and sound vibration
No previous experience necessary - Bodies of all abilities welcome
Come on your own or bring a partner…
AND: Save the Date!
Join us again next month
Monday March 20th
@ 6am Hawaii/ 8am LA/ 9am Boulder/ 10am Austin/ 11am New York/ 3pm UK/ 4pm Amsterdam
11:00 am ET/ 5:00 CET
Spring-Maiden Equinox Celebration
With Petra van Noort and Sara Galassini
Come to experience the actual moment
at which day and night are of equal length
a ritual for a new becoming
unifying dark and light
A double winter Soul Bath in celebration of the 2021 Winter Solstice
Tuesday December 21
Join Petra van Noort & SonicShanti for:
Soul Bath 1- Return of the Light
dropping in to softly explore the spaces in your body-mind that can release more and open further to make room for the newer and brighter. Working with the heart and touching on some of it's grief and it’s spaciousness: allowing light to be born into that space, practicing knowing the discomfort of the New...
@ the time of the winter solstice of the Northern Hemisphere 2021
7.30am PST/ 10.30am EST/ 4.30pm CEST
duration 90 minutes - On Zoom (cameras on/ off optional)
Soul Bath 2 - Releasing the Darkness
dropping in and creating space and time in your body-mind to tune into desires and "envisioneer" your next place that is more bright, light and harmonious
@ 11am PST/ 2pm EST/ 8pm CEST
duration 90 minutes - On Zoom (cameras on/ off optional)
Sliding Scale $20-$35 / €15-€30 for one Soul Bath
Sliding Scale $40-$60 / €35-€55 for both Soul Baths
Attending both Soul Baths? Yay, you are rocking the self-care and up-leveling! Please register separately for each Soul Bath (you can make one payment)
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