You are invited to a cacao activation, and an extraordinary dance gathering where you can move with an open heart, melt away anything holding you back, and find the joy in your own dance and in shared experience with a community that wants the same!
Ecstatic Dance Chicago elevates culture by offering a space to cultivate authentic expression, and mindful connection. It is a place where you can explore your dance, and connect with an awesome collective dance vibration.
Pure cacao is both an energizing superfood with beneficial vitamins and minerals, and a plant medicine that opens the heart, deepens meditative insights, and boosts inner/outer connection.
Saturday, January 1st, 2022
6:30pm – 10:30pm
✶ Movement Warmup – Katarina Stanisavljevic, Movement and Sound
✶ Host – Roman Borochin
– 6:30pm Arrive and Connect
– 6:40pm Movement Warm Up
– 7:30pm Opening Circle and Cacao Activation
– 7:50pm Ecstatic Dance
– 10:00pm Sound Journey/Relaxation
– 10:15pm Reflections + Closing
Cacao consumption is completely optional and is not required for participation. Cacao is not advised for anyone taking pharmaceutical anti-depressants, or anyone with epilepsy. It is also not advised for anyone with a heart condition to have a 40 gram or higher serving of pure cacao. For any other questions about the cacao served at this event, please write to EcstaticDanceChicago@gmail.com
For the past decade Roman has been hosting and Djing intentional dance gatherings, and out of the ordinary dance and art events. He is also the founder, and lead organizer of Ecstatic Dance Chicago.
For his Dj sets Romance draws from Black American, African, Afro Brazilian, South and Central American, Eastern, European, and many indigenous and rhythmic and vocal cultures of the world. Allot is also picked from the polished and technically produced sounds of electronic music.
Her approach to practice and healing is to nurture the innate wisdom and movement of intrinsic wellbeing within those she works with. She continues her on-going studies and research in Buddhism and contemporary psychology at Northwestern University. Learn more about her work at www.LivingHeartCentered.com
✶ Paul Grosso, a musical master and a true steward of the Cacao plant, will be guiding us in the Cacao Activation by brining us into a deeper relationship with this heart opening plant medicine. He will also take us on a transcendent music sound journey to help us integrate and explore all we will gather during the dance.
Paul is fully committed to the path of offering wholistic healing incorporating breathwork, music therapy, meditation and plant medicines such as cacao and sananga. His live musical performances facilitate transformational experience for listeners. They include rhythms and melodies of various instruments including the Mediterranean drum, didgeridoo, Native American flute, shakers, jaw harp, baritone ukulele, and the singing of medicine songs.