Neena Massey (Performance Artist)

2018 Festival – Workshop

شفا یابی کا پانی : Svadisthana – Gateway of Healing and Transformation – Thank you so much for this opportunity to share personal stories of transformation and healing. This performance piece/workshop demonstration is intended to inform participants about my experiences healing the womb, and in this case, the cervical gateway. Yoni is a word that’s highly popularized right now, yet in Sanskrit literally translates to home, abode, womb, sacred space, center of creation. I am currently working on healing emotional wounds at the cervix level. When I hid my own sexuality I experienced fear of sex, neglect, shame and betrayal for many years of my life. When I became brave enough to invite my erotic energy to take the lead, I created solutions to these self-imposed limitations. In this performance art piece I celebrate sacral chakra healing through movement art and tantric breath work. I’ve incorporated other sacred healing tools to clear the cervix of past trauma, self-abuse and neglect. I will candidly discuss these healing tools with the attendees of the workshop. This was the theme of my recent research in my MFA-IA program.

BIO

Raven Speak Performance Art is a creation of Neena Expressions. It is a transcendent storytelling experience designed to convey a message of peace, love and hope. This performance art combines South Indian and Middle Eastern inspired movement art, electronic music and lyrical poetry. I utilize spoken word at times in Urdu, Spanish, French and English. I recently healed an autoimmune response through setting a new intention for life. We have the tools to heal our wounds. My current focus is to incorporate various movement art and healing modalities to achieve balance in the sacral chakra. Immerse yourself into the sensual nature of Raven Speaks Performance Art.

2017 Gala

Echo S P A C E, eMERGe, is about self-initiation and rebirth. The many inspirations for this piece take me on a slow walk through a prismatic kaleidoscope.  I needed healing, and I asked my body for answers. My intention is to create movement that heals and circulates my personal essence and feels incredible.

Echo S P A C E exudes physical, spiritual, emotional and mental transformation. It metabolizes years of repression into joyful life expression.  This piece has helped me discover several healing modalities that gently and tenderly allow for liberation, circulation and advanced healing.  It is an innovative point in my life, my art and my praxis studies.  The performance piece takes place within and throughout a portal, representing a timeless space of healing and renewal.

John Ollom’s book “Internal Landscapes” is an inspiration for eMERGe. His insight enhances the evolution of Echo S P A C E. His book beautifully interweaves written word, poetry and descriptive illustrations. John Ollom’s fascinating progression of performance art and methodology helps other performers heal. His work resonates with me on many levels.

For this piece I have created a hypnotic repertoire of relaxation and movement that allows bliss and love to flow through my entire being using aspects of Qi Gong, Middle Eastern and South Indian Dance as the main forms of movement. I’m delighted to express my passion, celebrate in new ways and share with you.

GALA BIO

Raven Speak Performance Art is a creation of Neena Expressions. It is a transcendent storytelling experience designed to convey a message of peace, love and hope. This performance art combines South Indian and Middle Eastern Dance movement, Qi Gong, electronic music and lyrical poetry. I utilize spoken word at times in Urdu, Spanish, French or English. I incorporate various movement art. Immerse yourself into the sensual nature of Raven Speaks Performance Art! I am a current MFA-IA student at Goddard College. I study nutrition, therapeutic movement, wellness and natural healing modalities.