Ecstaturday in Golden Gate Park



2:00 pm

Ecstatic Dance

Come OUT to Go IN

Birthed from the Ecstatic Dance community we feature a line up of DJ’s mixing spirited beats for your auditory pleasure in a beautiful outdoor socially distanced grassy setting.
This weekly continuation of Gabriel Fransisco’s legendary Saturday dance is a gathering and creation of a sacred dance floor for us to move and shake ourselves and our expectations. We strive to connect inward and forge a community free of judgement and full of consciousness.
Bring your own blanket, snacks, headphones and charged phone. Blankets and people should be consciously spaced out to give people room to dance and respecting boundaries.
Audio options are:
1. Over speaker when possible
2. Synched wifi hot spot via Audiofetch Express
In this time of physical distancing, we still need social connection for our mental and physical health. Safely united through sound and movement, we can still witness and enjoy each other in person while respecting the current situation.
This is a chance for dancers to move their bodies and souls to the music. While talking isn’t forbidden, please notice and respect dancers tuned into the music and their own flow. They will probably have their earbuds in and their eyes closed. They don’t want to be disturbed. If you see someone with a mask on and you don’t, please consider putting a mask on or moving away. Only approach if they make eye contact and always be prepared to receive a “no”. Contact Improv is tricky in the time of covid so please check in first and respect people’s need for safety.
We all need to do what we feel is best to take care of ourselves. Those wishing to stay at home can stream the set and dance with us in spirit.
May the Spirit of Dance lift you up on the Wings of Freedom
Donation info: TBD
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
12/5A, Robert Gunawardana Mawatha
How Much
Free, Donations Welcome

Upcoming Dances

Dance Guidelines

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 Verbal Instruction from the Facilitators
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.

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