Sealskin Soulskin

Eline Kieft

Location: Coventry
Venue: Institute for Creative Enterprise
Cost: £75-125 sliding scale

Dates & Times: 30 Nov 2018 to 02 Dec 2018  19:00 - 16:00

... Seal Woman comes to shore one night. In human form she dances with her sisters. As they prepare to return to the Ocean, their home, she realises that her pelt is missing. It was taken by a lone hunter, who asks Seal Woman to become his wife. She stays with him and bears him a child, while her skin stays hidden. Over the years she starts to dry out, lose her vitality and become ill...


The Sealskin symbolises a state of the soulful, wild and creative feminine, a state many of us have lost touch with.


In this workshop, you will:

  • (re-)awaken the dancer inside you and remember that you too are a shape-shifter
  • dance through the various key elements of the story, to discover what your specific ‘loss’ might be
  • enter into ceremony to retrieve your symbolic pelt
  • make a concrete plan to integrate the insights you will find on your journey, into your daily life.


Supported by Movement Medicine as powerful, contemporary, shamanic dance practice, it will be a safe and sacred space for women only. There is no need to ‘believe’ in anything to participate. Simply let the power of the dance, the story and the community flow through you, to reconnect with your instinctual and original nature.