Gabrielle Roth, world-renowned theater director, movement innovator, and recording artist, is the best selling author of Maps to Ecstasy, Sweat Your Prayers, and Connections. Her award-winning recordings are on the cutting-edge of shamanic, trancedance music. For more than 30 years, she has worked to heal the deadening split between spirit and flesh, though her own form of ecstatic dance, the 5RhythmsÂ®. Her international institute, The Moving Center, oversees the teaching of her work throughout the world, and has certified over 300 teachers. Gabrielle's home base is Manhattan where she experiments with all forms of physical theater. Thousands of elders and young people, dancers and "dance phobics," those who can show off, and those who can barely show up, those with bad backs, bum knees, and wounded hearts, have all responded to the drumbeat of Gabrielle's call.