"Dance inspires, connects, transforms, and enlivens... before you even move e muscle. Imagine what happens once the music starts!" ~ S.M.
Nourished by the collaborative co-creation of dance and community with Dance Freedom we're delighted to be back dancing at 11 Garden Street... and offering another rich lineup of guests, artists, offerings, and inspirations! This month we'll be welcoming international ecstatic dance DJ Esta Polyesta to weave her magic on the decks and entice our senses into momentum along with our bodies. More treats in store for you! Stay tuned and we'll see you soon in the journey 🌀
Welcome to Ecstatic Dance Boston!
Each month we'll be bringing you a multilayered dance experience... starting off with a movement class warmup featuring renowned instructors and facilitators, followed by DJ'd beats and music from dance floors around the world, and finally coming to a sound scape cool down integration with either live instruments, digital production, or vocalization.
Our featured guests will be a mix of local talent and familiar faces to international teachers and musicians. We'll start and finish each night with brief opening and closing circles to ground ourselves and gather in our present space of learning, expression, and connection.
◀︎ LOGISTICS ▶︎
Ecstatic Dance Boston Wednesday, Oct 17th, 2018 (7-11pm)
Facebook Post: https://www.facebook.com/events/267504497229293/
7 pm Doors open, Arrival 7:30 Opening Circle 7:40 Dance Lab - Contact Improvisation 8:45 Ecstatic Dance with DJ Esta Polyesta 10:15 Sound Scape & Closing Circle
✦ Location: 11 Garden Street Cambridge, MA
➡︎ Head through the right side of the building when facing the front. Street-side parking can usually be found nearby Mass Ave.
✦ Tickets (Limited Amounts) Early Bird Online - $10 Ready to Dance Online - $15 Last Minute/At the Door - $20
➡︎ tickets can be purchased online at https://www.djjourneyweaver.com/registration-tickets
➡︎ door price discount coupons available attending Dance Freedom on other Wednesday nights! ➡︎ work exchange available - please message Sarah Monette at least 3 days in advance of the event to join our crew! spots fill up quickly (currently looking for setup/takedown crew, skitch artists, promotors, entrance help, and more!)
*** ALSO... if you feel inspired to bring something to our event... please message Sarah Monette to propose! We're always looking for new ideas to add to our ecstatic dance experience through artists expression and community connection ***
✦ Bring: 1. Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself 2. Water and a water bottle. You can refill it at the venue. 3. A good attitude, open heart, your business card or flyers for networking
◀︎ GUIDELINES ▶︎
1. Respect yourself and one another 2. Dance barefoot (or for health reasons... use dance, non-street shoes) 3. Conversation & cellphone use outside the dance space
"At Ecstatic Dance, we join together to create a sacred space for dancing. No talking on the dance floor allows us to move out of our heads and into our bodies, hearts, and spirits. We leave behind the words and worries of the day, and connect with spirit and each other in new ways." - Donna Carrol (Co-Founder Ecstatic Dance Oakland)
❉ Connect with inquiry before assumption, give yourself permission to be present and free of digital distractions, enjoy a natural high, and co-create the experience with consideration. ❉
Any concerns at any point can be addressed with an available Space Holder (listed at the entrance table)
◀︎ ECSTATIC DANCE BOSTON ▶︎
A monthly dance journey to take us into self exploration and creative expression. We honor "moving as the music inspires you" in a judgement-free space designed to inspire easeful presence and energetic flow. ED Boston is an opportunity to connect with your self, shake up your patterns, let free-form inspiration abound, and co-create a transformative experience.
Let carefully crafted musical journeys allow you to process emotions, exercise your body and mind, lift your spirits, and be welcomed by a vibrant local community as part of a global family in ecstatic expression. You can engage in the dance as you wish… through movement, meditation, expansion, observation, introspection, development, and connection.
You'll be amazed at what emerges when you let go and just dance!
◀︎ STAY CONNECTED ▶︎
RIDE-SHARE Group! Get a ride, give a ride... Boston Area Dance Community Rideshare
Upcoming Dates: Nov 7 - Sarah's Birthday! Dec 5 Jan 30
Inspired by and with kind permission of the worldwide Ecstatic Dance community! Ecstatic Dance is happening everywhere: Hawaii, Belgium, San Francisco, Berlin, New York, Seattle, Goa, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Ibiza and more!