Nexus - Amherst ED - April "Expression" (Thur, 4/18)

"Art is inside of you; express yourself" ~ Christopher Drew

Allow the music to translate into movement... when you let your thinking fall away, what emerges? what dance comes from your heart? what wants to be expressed?

Enjoy a wave of ecstatic inspiration through the beats and melodies from around the world... we'll warmify with the season and pour ourself into the movement our emotions guide into the shapes of our beings. We welcome renowned facilitator Chaya Leia Aronson to lead our warmup and flow into where the freedom of expression takes us in the dance 🌀

▬ PROGRAM ▬

8:00 pm Doors open, Welcome 8:10 Opening Circle 8:15 Movement Warmup w/ Chaya Leia Aronson 8:45 Ecstatic Dance Wave w/ DJ Journey Weaver 10:15 Soundscape Integration 10:30 Closing Circle

Limited Early-bird Online: $10 At the Door: $15 Students: $10 w/valid ID

+ limited number of discount tickets available online at http://www.ecstaticnortheast.com/event-registrations-tickets

Financial Accessibility: + Dance Cards - $50 for 5 dances available (make great gifts too!) Venmo @journeyweaver

▬ GUIDELINES ▬

1. Conversation outside the dance space 2. Judgement free, move however you wish 3. Respect yourself and one another

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)

▬ LOCATION ▬

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA) 121 N Pleasant St. - Amherst * event has no affiliation *

Door located on the side next to Bart's Ice Cream Parking FREE after 6pm in garage, on Boltwood Walk off Kellogg Ave.

▬ NEXUS ECSTATIC DANCE ▬

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. Nexus 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!