You are invited to an extraordinary Sunday Morning dance party, where you can be who you want to be, and dance how you want to dance!
Established for the purpose of nurturing, and cultivating free-spirited movement community, Ecstatic Dance Chicago sets a held space for authentic expression and relation.
We encourage you to be curious, playful, sensual, meditative, and adventurous. Our participation guidlines help to make this easy. We also encourage you to celebrate your self and eachother, as we dance in the light of the sun.
Sunday Morning 9/24
A “show up and leave anytime” event.
10am – 10:50am Movement Playshop
10:50am – 11am Opening Circle> Guidelines Share
11am – 2pm Ecstatic Dance (3 hours)
2pm – 2:11pm Meditative Sound Journey
2:11pm – 2:30pm Closing Circle
Janie Cricket (Movment Playshop)
Raj Inder Dhillon as Amritaji (Dj)
Tom Ford on Gong (Sound Journey)
Robert Bershadsky, Massage(Healing Arts)
Mason Pain, Sound (Healing Arts)
1900 W. Fulton
Chicago, Illinois, IL 60612
at The Man Kind Project Center
(Free parking everywhere)
Kids 13 and under dance for free!
Price for Seniors, Stedents, and anyone from Out of State is Discounted.
Work Exchange Opertunities are availble through Samuel Lamour.
$15.76 PayPal prepay until 10pm of 9/23.
$20 Cash, or $21 Credit Card at the door,
$21 PayPal after 10pm of 9/23.
(includes service fee)
Please refrain from wearing strong scents. Do wear deodorant.
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.)
Gender Neutral Bathrooms.
If dancing topples, Men and Women must cover thier nipples (tape and pasties will be provided)
Bring Your Own Cup for water and tea.
High Definition, Bass Rich Sound System.
For more info on us, our guidelines, and for djing, facilitatating movment, and work exchange opportunities please visit the About link.
Empower Movement with Janie Crick
Empower Movement is rooted in the principle that the only person who has control over your body is YOU and what better way to love on yourself than to play. The class starts with intention setting and will continue with stretching, alignment, and discovering your kinesphere, or personal bubble, as well as others. Janie will guide participants through Self-Love and Organic Expression of the body. In this class participants learn how to give themselves permissions. Permissions with our body to move, to feel, to play around in an exploratory and safe classroom with like minded people.
Raj Inder Dhillon, AKA Dj Amritaji, has been spinning sacred psychedelic worldbeat music since 2007. She spent the last decade playing at electronic music events and festivals, bringing her unique style of weaving the traditional music of Eastern and indigenous cultures with electronic dance music to venues across the continental United States. She fell in love with Ecstatic Dance in 2010 and became eager to bring the practice to her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She founded Ecstatic Dance Milwaukee in early 2016 and quickly completed Ecstatic Dance Leadership training with the founders of Ecstatic Dance Oakland. Her passion is for creating sacred dance journeys through bridging traditional and modern dance music; to offer her hometown a sonic space for healing, free and authentic expression, and fun! She continues to expand the Ecstatic Dance community, and to spread her love for Ecstatic Dance across the US. Experiencing Amritaji’s Ecstatic Dance sets will get your body and soul grooving!
Tom plays a 28in paiste symphonic gong as part of his kundalini yoga classes. His intention with the gong is to let the sound waves penetrate in to your body to help release tension and engage the parasympathetic nervous system so you relax deeper. Another way of thinking about it, is that the gong produces infinite primal sound and upon interacting with finite human energy, a neutrality is created allowing your body to “chill.” Tom has been playing the gong while leading sound journeys for the past 3 years.
***Healing Arts Facilitators***
Robbert is a Yoga Teacher and Licensed Massage Therapist. He will be offering Acro Thai and fly, Sports Massage and light Myofascial Stretching. He plans to bring his healing experience, background in meditation, and restorative yoga to help facilitate amazing therapeutic treatments, allowing participants to get the best of movement and regeneration.
Mason Pain aka Gian (Ji-un) Arjan Singh on GONG.
Mason loves the gong. Growing up he became fascinated with sound’s creative capacity and our common connection to music that moves us. The gong grew to become his main musical interest after experiencing its expansive nature in the Ozarks of Arkansas in 2008. He has since studied it in depth alongside the science of how sound affects the mind and body, and is now a certified Gong Resonance Sound Therapist.
He relates to the gong intimately and infinitely, as if he were an instrument of the instrument, and holds great reverence for its power to invoke shifts in consciousness and clear out blockages on physical and emotional levels. It is his intention working with this sacred healing instrument is to assist in opening you to experience celestial joy and awareness, physical or emotional release, or simply provide a deeply relaxing time to come into a state of peace.
His rhythmic playing style is designed to ease you into developing a deep connection to your inner self and grounding in grace – for you to feel, not just hear.
– Ecstatic Dance Chicago Team