Commissioned works include: "Body Language", a literary, musical danical poetry presentation commissioned in 2982 by the Texas Circuit Writer; the second act of the Texas Sesquicentennial opera "Cynthia Parker" by Julia Smith commissioned by the University of Texas at Austin: and the recreation of the dance and music of the ancient Aztec ceremonial dances, "Dances to the Four Directions", and the "Dance of Life and Death", commissioned by Mexio-Arte of Austin for the 1986 celebration of "Dia de los Muertos".
Mr. Llanes teaches dance and integral Hatha Yoga. He also performs and teaches dance and art to children. As guest artist in the school districts of Austin, Denton and San Antonio, he has also conducted classes and workshops in arts-related facilities such as the Southwest Crafts Center, Carver Community Cultural Center, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, the Witte Museum of San Antonio, and the Austin Children's Museum. He has contributed to establishing arts curricula and conducted workshops for teachers on how to work with creative processes.
Well known for his ability to channel healing energy and a veteran performer of 30 years, he heals through dance, music and ritual. His performances which combine dance and music are in themselves healing experiences. He is a 3rd degree Reike Master and conducts healing circles in which he teaches us to awaken to our own ability to heal.
He tours around the world with StarBridge, the Caravan of Light, utilizing multi-dimensional healing arts. Daniel brings the ancient and modern rituals together to create a healing vortex through a participatory event of movement, sound, music and poetry, known as the Circle Gathering Uniting Earth, Sky and You.
For more than twelve years, Daniel has studied traditional Aztec folk healing techniques and plant medicine with Modesta Lavana, who comes from an unbroken line of curadoras from Yayapan, Morelos, Mexico. Since 1995 he has been working and traveling with Valentina Jqurtchenko, world renowned Russian spiritual healer. This well rounded view of healing allows him to work with a group of individuals, depending on what they are ready for.
Daniel is based in Austin, Texas and has a beautiful healing center on the Colorado River, Red Bluff Studios, which is used by many artists and lightworkers for intimate dance, music, poetry and theater performances, as well as lectures, workshops, seminars and retreats.