Soyinka Rahim, founder and director of OurThing Arts Company, is a Certified InterPlay Leader. Soyinka was born and raised in Oakland, California in an Afrocentric family that explored holistic thinking, power to the people, the world’s religions, and many different art forms. Soyinka has channeled her experiences in dance, music, theater, poetry and song into facilitating Movement Meditation and Interplay/Body Wisdom with diverse groups of children and adults in the U.S. and abroad. “Since we all deal with fear, doubt, shame and disappointment,” says Soyinka, “it’s important to make opportunities to play, laugh, celebrate and love one another through this human experience.”
Soyinka’s work taps into the power of sound, movement, and meditation. She has many years experience as an artist, activist, and educator. She has been a member of the Bay Area’s most renowned modern and ethnic dance companies, and has choreographed multigenerational dance performances. She is the creator of an original dance play, “An Altar Piece to Alter Peace,” a modern folk tale celebrating our connection to earth, wind, fire, and water.