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Step into a space of self-discovery and hidden powers. Ecstatic dance is an event where you tap into your most primal self and let all impressions go with the wind. It is a place to wipe the slate clean of the stresses of your week and to discover what you have been hiding behind to survive the day.
Ecstatic dance is a dance rave with the aid of no substances and during which there is no speaking. This set up takes away all the mental constructs we give energy to and brings us back to what we always had, our body. This is a chance to give this part of yourself time whilst sharing this version of yourself with others. There is no right or wrong and there is no place to judge as everyone is in the same boat. Find out just how weird and beautiful communication, communion and community can feel when feeling and moving is the name of the game. Or not, as it is completely up to you. People are equally as welcome to sit in a corner and do as much as they feel as long as no one is being hurt and you are not breaking the rules of the event. Discover exactly what your body needs to come alive and be comfortable.
We all find it hard to socialise without the help of substances such as alcohol and yet the same power we find under the influence should technically be available to us when we are sober. The only thing stopping us from being superhuman when we are not under the influence is practice of being seen in this state, and a confidence behind this version of ourselves. We become good at what we practice in the state we practice it. Meaning if you have learnt to socialise drunk, you will only find that version of yourself in that same state. However if we practice to be our biggest self sober we are practicing to be superhuman in our default setting. Learn how it is important to feel good with how you move and who you are.
It is also a fact that in order to feel the best we can feel we must be able to feel all of our other emotions. This works as a spectrum and so the more you allow yourself to feel in general without fear, the better you can feel in your own body. Ecstatic dance allows us to discover that all emotions are simply a movement and if we can let them flow, it usually leads us to the better feelings that we can experience such as states of bliss, happiness, joy, elation etc. It is important to discover these sensations in the body to remind our psyche that life can feel really really good. And what better way to find it than simply by sharing with others by how much you can enjoy the music. Discover just how ecstatic your body can feel when it is free to share and be seen and take that feeling with you into your lives when you leave the experience.
Ecstatic Dance – 3 Simple Guidelines
1. We Dance without shoes (or: We Dance Barefoot)
This allows us to connect more fully with the Ground (socks are OK)
If you have a physical condition that you need dance shoes, then OK
2. We Dance without words (or: We Dance with Body Language)
This makes it easier to be in a Meditative State
No Talking from the Dancers
3. We Dance as We Are
No Drugs/Alcohol, No Phones, No Camera/Video, No Scents, No Expectations, No Judgements, No Shoulds, No Oughts… Just Be Yourself; With Respect for Ourselves, the Space, and One Another.