kali van der merwe

one-in-herself

Kali van der Merwe in collaboration with Valentina Leo

Women and snakes have been associated for a long time. Their intimacy is well documented in ancient cultures and became demonised by Christian myths.

 

The snake is a primordial and powerful symbol for cosmic creativity and sexual energy, which women were worshipped for possessing.

 

Here a woman learns to dance with a snake again. Struggling at first but in time finding the synergy between herself and the serpent.

 

She unites male and female energies within and without into oneness of being. Her snake dance echoes the cycle of endless transformation of cosmic creation.

dance

Valentina Leo

 

camera

Kali van der Merwe

 

editing

Kali van der Merwe

 

soundscapes

Kali van der Merwe

 

snake charmer

Valentina Leo

 

special thanks to DAKARA the Burmese python

 

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