Established for the purpose of loving, supporting, and nurturing ourselves through a communal outlet of fun, free-spirited movement to music.
You are invited to be playful, meditative, wild, sexy, adventurous and any other way you wish to express yourself!
Saturday Night 5/13
7pm – 7:50pm Movement Playshop
7:50pm – 8pm Opening Circle> Guidelines Share
8pm – 10pm Ecstatic Dance
10pm – 10:11pm Meditative Sound Journey
10:11pm – 10:30pm Closing Circle
This is a “show up and leave anytime” event.
Chicago Shambhala Meditation Center
@ 37 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60607.
(Free Parking is available on North and South running streets between Madison and Lake)
1. Move however you wish
2. On a conversation free dance floor
3. In a cooperative space
4. Supported by guidelines of consent.
Please refrain from wearing strong scents. Do wear deodorant.
No photography, and videography on the dance floor.
And only if you absolutely need them for dancing, wear clean, non black bottom shoes (to prevent marking the floor.)
Bring Your Own Cup for water and tea.
Gender Neutral Bathrooms.
Light snack food.
Composting and Recycling.
High Definition, Bass Rich Sound System.
Kids under 14 dance for free!
Senior, and out of state price is discounted.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
15.76 PayPal prepay
$20 Cash or $21 Credit Card at the door,
$21 PayPal day of, after 3pm
(includes service fee)
***On Sight Ecstatic Dance Organizers***
Roman Borochin, Sara Herff, Venus Durham
With Chrissy Martin
Chrissy Martin is an interdisciplinary performing artist with a background in dance, vocal performance, and experimental theater. She graduated with a BFA in music and performance studies from New College of Florida in 2006. She has been lucky to be a part of numerous companies around the US, including Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, Dead White Zombies, and BodyCompass Dance Projects in Chicago. Somatic practices such as Pilates, Gyrotonic ® Expansion System, Body Mind Centering, and Laban Movement Analysis deeply inform Chrissy’s integrated movement style. Chrissy is involved in the global contact improvisation community, which has inspired her to research sensory feedback in movement and develop her own improvisational structures.
With Madison Rose.
Madison has been singing since before she can remember. As young children we are told “no,” or “be quiet,” more times than we can count, stifling our inner voice and the way in which we communicate and express how we feel. The voice is our instrument, the gateway through which we can express ourselves and ultimately alter our state of being. Take a journey through tones, frequencies and the power of word with Madison as she guides you through a powerful sound meditation.
Omer Bozok derives his Dj name, W_Dervish, from the whirling dervishes (the spining muslim monks) as the reflection of his spiritual energy. He channels his passion through his own productions and through mixes he creates using dramatic music in various genres. He particularly enjoys deep house music with an ambient/oriental touch; in general, anything you can shake your shoulders to.
His music career started with house, and has recently steered towards cinematic music. These influences are manifested in his productions. His songs have different elements complimenting dramatic sounds; choirs, violins, or similar expressive sounds with driving beats. He enjoys creating different elements/ideas, layering them and witnessing how they compliment each other.. These different elements will take you on a spiritual journey. It will be magical.
See you at Ecstatic.
– Ecstatic Dance Chicago Team