You are invited to an extraordinary dance party where you can be who you want to be, and dance how you want to dance.
Ecstatic Dance is a welcoming place to dance, celebrate, connect with community, and feel free to be you, with others that want the same.
Our participation guidelines help to set a space where you can be curious, playful, sexy, meditative, and adventurous with ease. We encourage you to step into your hero’s journey, and to make friends along the way.
Saturday Night 4/21
✶ DJ Redlox (Thunder Gong International)
✶ Shannon Connell Fischer (Transformational Yoga/Dance/Movement Playshop)
✶ Masin Gabriel Ouksel (Sound Journey)
✶ Stevenson Valentor (Tarot Healing Arts)
✶ Kristen Wray (Tibetan Bowls Healing Arts)
✾ A “show up and leave anytime” event
6pm – Movement Playshop.
6:50pm – Opening Circle, Guidelines Share
7pm – Ecstatic Dance.
10pm – Meditative Sound Journey.
10:15pm – Closing Circle.
(Free parking on north and south running streets between Madison and Lake. Even More Free Spots north of Lake. Make sure to read the restricted parking signs they will be in your favor)
✬ Kids 13 and under dance for free!
✬ Price for Public Servants, Seniors, Students, and anyone from Out of State is Discounted.
✿ Work Exchange Opportunities are Available by FB messaging Samuel Lamour or emailing at email@example.com
✿ Financial Assistance is Available by request. Email Roman at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4/20.
$15.76 PayPal prepay until 1pm Day of.
$20 Cash, or $21 Credit Card/PayPal at the Door.
Please refrain from wearing strong scents.
✶ Do wear deodorant, and take care of stinky feet before entering the dance space.✶
Photography, Videography, and Conversations off and away from the dance floor.
And only if you absolutely need them for dancing, wear clean, non black bottom shoes (to prevent marking the floor.)
✾ Wheelchair Accessible.
✾ Gender Neutral Bathrooms.
✾ Everyone must cover their nipples, if dancing topples (Painters Tape will be provided)
✾ Bring Your Own Cup for water and tea.
✾ High Definition, Loud, Bass Rich Sound System. (Ear Plugs will be provided)
For more info on Ecstatic Dance Chicago and our guideline visit the About page, and for opportunities to Dj, and/or lead a movement playshop send proposals through the Contact page.
Siri Add Singh is a Co-Founder of Sat Nam Yoga Chicago & Chicago based DJ & electronic music producer who records and performs live as DJ REDLOX & Thunder Gong Sound System. His music encompasses a wide range of genres which have allowed him more than 20 residencies throughout Chicago, host an award winning radio show (Thunder Gong Radio – heard throughout the country), produce for Grammy Nominated artists and share the stage with influential artists such as Bally Sagoo, The Wailers,Talib Kwali, Beenie Man, & Kymani Marley – to name a few. REDLOX prides himself by avoiding stereotypical sounds and is always working diligently to push his music to new dimensions.
He recently returned from touring Asia and Playing / teaching Kundalini Yoga in Bali at The Bali Spirit Fest, Yoga Barn, Desa Seni Yoga Resort. There he also enjoyed Dj’ing fir the Bali Ecstatic Dance Community.
Shannon Connell Fischer
Shannon “Shakti Conn” Connell Fischer is true to her fiery nature, she loves to live, share and bask in the glow of the collective fire. Whether through energetic movement, yoga, dance, chanting or perhaps even a little howling at the moon, Shannon guides from a place of authenticity where everything is allowed, encouraged and accepted. Each experience with Shannon is a unique and beautiful journey that will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and more deeply connected to the Oneness that unites us all… in a never-ending dance of passion, sweetness and fun! Freedom of expression, expansion and joy on the journey is what she intends to share!
Masin Gabriel Ouksel, Guitar
“My mother gave me a guitar when I broke my leg in 7th grade. It was a very serious break requiring 2 surgeries, and inflicting psychological trauma to an active 11 year old. I was told I may not run again. Over the months of video games depression and sleeping on the couch I began to form a relationship with the guitar. Rachety and slow learning as I was, the steel strings twangy sound and deep vibration spoke something my thoughts or words could not pronounce. The music could touch and infiniteness that eclipsed my physical body and transcend my broken bones. As if a note plucked would vibrate forever and exist permanently as it traveled through space. I have never left it’s side since.
With time I learned to see music as medicine. Medicine that could heal deeper than the hospital, deeper than a prescription, deeper than my cells. Medicine music comes from the source of our creation. We are reminded when we hear it of our true nature. A nonjudgmental message that’s been spoken to us before, that we can hear whenever we choose to tap in. Medicine music is our birth song. Allow me to share my healing through sound with you, may the musical vibration bring each of us to it’s place of infinity.”
Stevenson Valentor Tarot Reading
“My goal with reading tarot cards is to uplift individuals. Based on the vibes of the client (body language, vocal expression & communication style, physical complexion, other mannerisms) and the vibes of the cards (images, colors, numerology, and archetypical meanings), I tune into the inherent light in someone, and turn it up!
We are all enlightened Buddhas from the start: We are spirits using our human bodies as vehicles to navigate the earth, and uplift this planet, in a very hands-on and personal matter. Any negativity we experience is in order to welcome the vibrations into the kingdom of heaven — which can be found within. Every life occurence is a blessing.”
Kristen Wray, Tibetan Bowls
Kristen is certified as a Reiki Master. She participates in women’s work as an Assistant Team Leader with Woman Within, an international organization, where she has staffed over 25 weekend trainings, witnessing and supporting the transformation and growth of hundreds of participants. For ten years, she and her husband served as Resident Masters in the College of the University of Chicago where they supported the undergraduate residents while living in community with them, hosting student dinners, organizing guest lectures in the dormitory and trips to cultural events, leading weekly mindfulness meditation sessions, and curating an annual week long arts festival with a gallery show and several performance nights. She is currently a teaching assistant in the Life Force Arts Shamanic Training Program, and as a classically trained singer uses vocal sound healing as one of her healing modes. As a fiber artist/weaver, she participates in the healing effects of art and community through membership in the Weavers Guild of the North Shore, where she has served as the editor of the Guild’s newsletter since 2008. Kristen wishes to share the gifts of healing that she has received to heal others.