Ecstatic Dance Boston :: Soul Motion :: DJ Ra So (Wed, 5/15)

“Right here where you and I stand, we shall behold a true and radiant world. In that world, we shall dance only our divine essence.” ~ Ruth St. Denis

This month we have a jaw-droppingly good evening in store for you... we have not one but two guests from the west coast guiding our dance journey!! Valerie Chafograck will be leading our dance lab through the rich practice of Soul Motion. Then we'll drop into the masterful musical alchemy of DJ Ra So who will take us through an ecstatic wave and deliver us to a sweet soundscape closing.

Such a delight to bring guests from around the world to my Boston dance family! Looking forward to dancing with you!!! 🌀

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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. Enjoy connecting in our SereniTea Lounge, co-creating community poetry inspired by the dance, watch flow artists spin, relax with a chair massage, and network with new friends. 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 ▶︎

7 pm Doors open, Arrival 7:15 Opening Circle & Dance Lab w/ Valerie Chafograck 8:00 Ecstatic Dance w/ DJ Ra So 10:00 Sound Scape 10:15 Closing Circle

✦✦ Location ✦✦ 11 Garden Street Cambridge, MA

** Ecstatic Dance Boston has no religious affiliation **

➡︎ Head through the right side of the building when facing the front. Street-side parking can usually be found nearby Mass Ave.

✦✦ Online Tickets ✦✦ Tier 2: Early Bird - $15 Tier 3: Day-of Event - $20

➡︎ tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ecstaticnortheast.com/event-registrations-tickets

🌀 Valerie will also be teaching a daylong Soul Motion Immersion in Western Mass during her visit to the Northeast! https://www.facebook.com/events/177784659782748/

✦✦ Pay at the Door ✦✦ ✦ Adults (sliding scale): $15-25 ✦ Students w/ Valid ID: $10 (cash, check, charge accepted)

💠Special Discount!!! Download the Venmo App If you pay at the entrance with the Venmo App: Adults (sliding scale): $14-25 Students w/ID: $9.50

➡︎ work exchange available - please message Sarah Monette, spots fill up quickly (currently looking for setup/takedown crew, dance ambassadors, body workers, artists, and promotors!)

✦✦ 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 ▶︎

Follow our page Ecstatic Dance Boston Join our group Ecstatic Dance Boston Community Find us on Instagram at "EcstaticDanceBoston" And check out our Meetup Group www.meetup.com/Boston-Ecstatic-Dance/

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Upcoming Dates: May 15 Jun 19 Jul 21

REGISTER NOW!!! Dance Dive Weekend :: Ecstatic Northeast :: Workshops.DJs.Art April 26th - 28th @ Montague Retreat Center, Western Mass ~ workshops ~ DJ lineup ~ community meals ~ dance ~

EDB is produced by DJ Journey Weaver (www.djjourneyweaver.com) and Ecstatic Northeast ... other events include:

GLOW - Ecstatic Dance Northampton I-Opener Dance (Boston & Western Mass) Nexus - Ecstatic Dance Amherst (Amherst, MA) Dancing Beyond - Outside Journeys (Western Mass) HeartBeats - Cacao Infused Ecstatic Dance (Western Mass) Mandala Dance Community (Shutesbury, MA) ... workshops, retreats, and more!

Join our group Ecstatic Northeast Community - Dance • Connection • Discovery • Expression to keep up with regional happenings

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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!

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