Noted artist, philosopher, and dancer Gabrielle Roth has devoted her life to honoring and communicating the language of primal movement and experimental theater. Since the mid-1960s, Roth has taken thousands of people on a journey from physical and emotional inertia to the freedom of ecstasy, from the tyranny of the chattering ego-mind to the blessed emptiness of stillness.
Gabrielle Roth’s workshops and retreats have an electric intensity that mates contemporary currents of rock music, modern theater, and poetry to the ancient pulse of shamanism. Author of Maps to Ecstasy, Connections, and Sweat Your Prayers, Gabrielle Roth is artistic director of her dance/theater/music company, The Mirrors, and has been a member of the Actor’s Studio. Her award-winning musical and video recordings are on the cutting-edge of shamanic trance and dance music.
Roth is creator of The 5Rhythms™, a poetic and practical practice that directly addresses the divorce of body from heart, and heart from mind, that has plagued our culture. She teaches The 5Rhythms from the heart of the community—The Moving Center® NYC. The Moving Center is the vision and vehicle of Roth’s body of work. She is currently teaching experimental theater in New York based on The 5Rhythms and training others to use shamanic methods within artistic, education, and healing contexts.
She is often joined in her classes and workshops by her son, Jonathan Horan, who teaches with her at Omega Institute, The Moving Center NYC, and other venues worldwide.
What People are Saying About Gabrielle Roth
“I love Gabrielle’s unique, poetic, down-home, funky style. She has been a constant inspiration to us creative people around the world.”
—Margot Anand, author of The Art of Sexual Ecstacy
“Gabrielle Roth is one of the most astounding beings alive and moving on the planet today. Her story and method move beyond ordinary definitions.”
—Joan Halifax, author of Being with Dying