"ROOTS" 5Rhythms Live Wire
Workshop with Lorca Simons & Thierry Francois
October 18th - October 20th 2024. Zagreb
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A 5Rhythms LIVE WIRE Ritual Theatre Lab

Led by Lorca Simons & Thierry Francois

18-20.10.2024. ZAGREB


Live Wire is an embodied ritual theatre investigation, grounded in the movement maps of 5Rhythms®, devoted to the shapeshifting nature of physical art, and guided by the vision of Lorca Simons and Gabrielle Roth. Designed to inspire, refresh, re-set and connect. Our time will include movement, creative excavations, collective truth-telling and beauty-making.


Delivering one’s self back to the artistic nature of the body.

Sculpting spirit into shape,

Writing soul into story,

Dancing mind into the wind and tracing the heart home.


REFLECT: The beauty of our practice from a theatrical prospective is having the opportunity to reflect life, absorbing every morsel of its offerings and gifting it back to the dance over and over again.


RHYTHM: In living this practice as artists we embody the rhythms through every breath we take, through every offering we make. Each gesture an extension of our body, heart, mind, soul & spirit. 


RITUAL: As artists we manifest change offering ourselves and our stories from that Live Wire place inside our creative centre. 


REAL: Evoking a creative way of seeing and experiencing life from the artistic nature of the body.


ROOTS: The electric landscape of unpredictable possibility that lives and breathes inside our bones. 


There is no place like home. 


Join us in this poetic landscape as we come together to nourish ourselves and each other, creating an ensemble rooted in aliveness, returning to wonder and recharging possibility. 


Lorca Simons is dedicated to the creation of physical theatre that is both interactive and transformative.

She followed her instincts to the unique directing vibration known as Gabrielle Roth and a 19 year creative collaboration bloomed. She studied and trained with Gabrielle from the mid-90’s and was a co-founder/co-director of 5RT, the experimental theatre wing of the 5Rhythms world.

In response to Gabrielle Roth’s investigation into what it means to be an authentic human being Lorca created Live Wire 5Rhythms Theatre, which is dedicated to the creation of physical theatre that is both interactive and transformative. Live Wire is rooted in a visionary and rigorous technique for people to become true “athletes of the heart” exploring and investigating the depths of the human spirit. Lorca is committed to scattering the seeds of this transformative process.




Thierry Francois has been dancing from a very early age, beginning with ballet lessons when he was a kid, pursuing theater in his 20s in order to express himself and share his inspiration with others, all the while perfecting himself through numerous practices such as dancing, mime and clown work. He is also a certified and experienced Gestalt therapist. In the early 2000s, he came across 5Rhythms and it enabled him to finally integrate body work into his practice. In 2010, he completed the 5Rhythms Teacher Training with Gabrielle Roth, Waves level, and is currently training for the Heartbeat level with Jonathan Horan. He is also committed to working with men’s groups, through ManKind Project. His unique way of teaching is the result of all these different aspects which he brings to his work with great enthusiasm, communicating his passion in a creative and humorous way. His strength lies in his openness to challenges and his absolute love of music.



This workshop counts as 2,5 days of Electives towards the Teacher Training.

Workshop is led in English with translation into Croatian when needed.


All are welcome to join. No prior dance or 5Rhythms experience is necessary.


Dates and Times:

Friday 18.10. 19-21:30h

Saturday 19.10. 11-18h

Sunday 20.10.  11-17h


Location: Češki Dom, Šubićeva 20, Zagreb



Early booking price until 05.10. is 170 Euro. Full price is 210 Euro. Working team price is 100 Euro.

Registrations with non-refundable deposit of 70 Euro.


Information and bookings:

Mirela, admin@plesritmova.net