There is something undeniably magic about the bond of ATS®.
After 276 days and 15 countries plus 10 odd years in the FCBD® studio in S.F I am still awed by the way this brings people together. I've never seen anything like it, the silent ties that will always be wrapped around your heart, once a dance sister, always a dance sister, or a sworn enemy, it could go either way.
The ATS® scene in Santiago, Chile is amazingly strong. I can say the strongest and most advanced troupe that I've seen so far.
The group itself is lead by Victoria Vasquez, the group is called Banjara and they have a school in the coolest (as in artsy not cold) part of Santiago with classes almost everyday of the week. In addition to that Victoria also teaches ATS® in prison once a week. I'm fascinated by ATS® being taught in prison and really wanted to go but access was denied.
We just filmed the group dancing in Santiago yesterday and we have a busy couple of workshops coming up this weekend in Santiago, next weekend in Conception and Valdivia, Chile. Thank you ATS®ers for giving me a home, for at least a little while.