Cena Stardust – Celina Anderson

Cena Stardust | Celina Anderson
Los Angeles, California

Cena Stardust is currently visiting our planet from the 5th dimension to spread messages of love, silk fan mysticism, and funk!


Cena Stardust, the brainchild of Celina Anderson, is a Southern California based Performance Artist who specializes in multi-medium dance mysticism. Cena’s journey into radical self-expression lead her to the path of movement meditation. What began out of pure curiosity transformed into a soaring spiritual experience that Cena was determined to share with her community.

By following the call to share her craft, Cena Stardust has graced the stage for gifted artists like: Random Rab, Shpongle, Emancipator, The Polish Ambassador, Kaminanda, An-ten-ae, Lee Reynolds, Minnesota, Andreilien, Gladkill, Biolumigen, collaborated with producers like Magic Moments, and has been booked for gatherings like Lightning in a Bottle, Desert Hearts, and Serenity Gathering.

Cena’s art is an expression of all that is. She continues to deepen her practice of flow through ritualistic dance, avante garde story telling, and interactive art.

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Cena Stardust at The Music Box



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Flow Journey

When did you begin your journey into the flow arts, and how were you inspired to start?
    I grew up in a household where dance and any form of creativity was encouraged. Dance broke me out of periods of stagnation and was my way of physically manifesting the joy I felt on a daily. The thing that drew me to flow arts in particular was that it transformed dance into something that much more powerful. I saw the happiness it brought to others and I craved that bliss. It wasn't just shaking your booty to a good beat, but rather learning how to build a relationship of pure trust with yourself. I didn't know the meaning of self love until I began my flow journey.
What do you love about the experience of performing?
    I've always loved sharing my art with community so performance arts was my outlet for that. It's allowed me to share my journey with others and find common ground in any heart that has felt the loving flame of their own creative fire. It's taught me to find the weirdest parts of myself and bring them to light to inspire others to be odd too. Not to mention the feeling of sharing the stage with some of your biggest inspirations and seeing the smiling faces of your friends in the crowd beaming with unconditional support is indescribable.
How has being a part of the flow community touched your life? How can the flow community make an impact and how do you see yourself being a part of it?
    The flow community encourages one another to be the best possible version of themselves. It teaches us to not take ourselves so seriously and to take time out your day to dedicate to what makes you feel good. In these trying times, it's hard for an individual to find time to be creative let alone find others who share the same passions as you. The flow community has taught me to be humble and that sometimes it's not always about teaching but receiving lessons as well. I never thought that I would be a flow artist myself let alone a flow instructor.
What advice would you give to someone just starting their flow journey? Which tutorials or guiding principles helped you along the way?
    Take a deep breath, laugh as hard as you can, and don't take yourself so seriously! Flow comes to you naturally, not forced. You must be patient with your journey and not try to rush growth. What helped me when first beginning my journey with silk fans was practicing my grip and also extending out my arms. The more room you have, the better!
Where do you aim to hone your skills in 2017? Have you taken on any new props or specialties recently?
    I have been wanting to get more involved with the technical side of flow and have been aiming to try my hand at dragon staff!

Background

What are your main props/specialties?
    My main prop is Silk Fans and Fire Fans.
Is there a particular aspect about the hooping or flow community that you’re passionate about? How do you envision your influence?
    I love that in the flow community that there is always something new to learn and share with your fellow flow artists. I hope that I can remind others to be less competitive and take the meditative properties of flow into their daily lives.
In a nutshell, how would you describe your unique style of flow? Are there artists or dance styles that you take inspiration from?
    My style of flow is a sensual experience with a dash of mystery and passion. I am utterly inspired by the dancers of Lucent Dossier and hope to achieve their level of flow mastery one day!
Where do you like to practice the most?
    Outdoors in the sunlight. Preferably cloudy days!
Do you have any flow related personal successes that you’d like to share?
    Two of my goals when I first began my path into performance arts was to share a stage one day with Random Rab and The Polish Ambassador, which I've done both now!

Community Involvement

Are you a part of a troupe or performance group?
    I'm in the process of creating a new project with a few upcoming artists that I am excited to bring to life in due time!
Do you teach, mentor or create tutorials?
    I teach others typically one-on-one. I've just started extending my class size and plan on recording tutorials for students abroad.
Are you a part of a flow community or flow meet-up? Are there any local flow gatherings near you?
    I have hosted two decompression flow-meet up's in downtown Los Angeles and monthly hold local flow jams at my own home. Once more permits are in order, my team and I plan on hosting monthly flow jams in not only Los Angeles county, but Orange County as well.
Are you one of the community members that helps to organize any of these events? Do you want to share details of how you take a leading or participatory role?
    When I host larger flow gatherings, I am usually the one in charge of booking music, live painters, and workshop leaders. I've also helped with building the healing sanctuaries, artist hubs, and mini-stages.

Find Me

At which festivals/events/retreats can you be found in 2017?
    I have already performed for Lighting in a Bottle 2017. I have been booked to teach a workshop and perform at Oregon Eclipse in August.
Are you an active performer?
    I am an active performer. I've been booked for Desert Hearts (San Diego, CA), Lightning in a Bottle (Bradley, CA), and will be teaching a workshop and performing for Random Rab at Oregon Eclipse (Big Summit Prairie, OR).

Videos

Cena Stardust at The Bellasco

where do I even begin? how does one explain the feeling of bringing a dream into reality? years ago when I first began my path with flow arts, I listened to david's music because it helped me overcome my insecurities, and explore the beauty in being radically self expressive. I was so shy and always danced in my solitude because I was so afraid of letting others see my art. but his music empowered me to follow the call of dance, love myself unconditionally, and in result allowed me to be the best possible version of myself. I used to daydream of sharing stage with david, thinking it was silly to ever think it could happen. but last night, I danced my heart out for the one soul who showed me the joy of living in the heart. thank you @thepolishambassador for being an endless source of inspiration and making this little star shine her brightest. you truly are such a wonderful person and I'm so beyond grateful for all of things you've unknowingly done for me. I thank and love you, brother! thank you to everyone who came out to support me and embraced my art with an open heart. I am forever going to treasure this time and lock it as a sweet memory in my little cena heart. ps. excuse my best friends screaming for me..they just know how excited I was for this moment so they couldn't contain their happiness and I'm so glad they didn't! ♡ #gratefulgeneration #thepolishambassador #purejoy #abundance

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Cena Stardust at Death Valley National Park

the only valentine this desert heart needs. 😉 #flowarts

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the summary of everything…how did I end up so blessed? 🙂

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