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“To dance is to reach for a word that doesn't exist, to sing the heartsong of a thousand generations, to feel the meaning of a moment in time."

—Beth Moore Jones

 

 

Jess Carmen Young is a performer, holistic nurse healer and the founder of Attunement Movement, a global initiative for creative empowerment, based in Portland, Oregon. Jess’ mission is to empower others to find what brings them into a place of inspired joy and creativity and act on it with devotion. She achieves this is by fostering opportunities for community connection and co-creation through the avenues of group performance, music videos, dance events, classes and workshops.
 
Jess’ soul shines the brightest when performing improvisational dance. Vulnerability and courage are key ingredients involved in surrendering into the mystery of a song. From this paradoxical place, transformation occurs. Jess’ gift is her ability to become a channel and let her soul’s wisdom pour through her dance—bringing herself and the audience into the present moment as they witness the alchemy of the soul and music embodied. Her passionate expression serves as a divine reflection of, not only what is possible in others, but what Jess believes is our birthright.

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Lost Art of Dance


The Lost Art of Dance

Lost Art of Dance


The Lost Art of Dance

 

"Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance."

—Ezra Pound

 

Musician and dancer have been in divine union since the beginning. The creative circuit is complete with the pairing of these two forces, for the music informs the dancer and the dancer informs the music. Together, they are one. We, as a culture, have forgotten the synergy of marrying live music with dance. The dancer acts as a grounding rod for the music and is an outward expression, a continuation of the music. Bringing this holism to the stage creates an additional avenue by which the audience can integrate the music. They are then receiving and perceiving it through auditory, visual and kinetic synapses within their own bodies. Jess is helping to awaken the memory of this missing piece to the puzzle by gifting the audience her improvisational movement.
 
Jess Carmen is devoted to sharing her infinite creativity with the world. It is her vision to travel extensively, to perform on stages big and small with conscious musicians, to spread the mission of Attunement Movement. She shows up with an open heart and with the intention to be of service for the highest good. Her desire is to bridge her passions—nursing and dance, by facilitating empowerment workshops and retreats for women with cancer, teaching self-care to nurses through authentic movement and being a positive change agent within our shifting healthcare system. Visit www.JessYoungRN.com for more info on Jess' nursing career.