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 5/27
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. Please read the restricted parking signs, at that time of day they are in your favor)
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 Ryan Alan Jones
Introduction to Contact Improv Dance with Ryan Allan Jones:
In this class, students will explore the capabilities of their own bodies through solo warmup and quality-of-movement exercises as well as their relationship with other movers through a primer in weight sharing and couple and group movement activities.
With Petra Sliwiak.
This evening’s sound journey connects us directly with the powerful creation energies of the Sacral Chakra. As the waves of the gong fill the room relax, breathe deeply, set your intention and surrender to the universal energy flow. Journey beyond the physical to Spiritual realms of creation and manifestation.
Petra teaches classes and workshops throughout the Chicagoland area on a regular basis. All the information is posted under “Events” at www.facebook.com/ADeeperConnection . She also offers private sessions for individuals and couples looking to bring Spirituality into their relationships, as well as Goddess Gatherings for birthday celebrations, baby showers, bachelorette parties and special occasions.
caliXta DJs and VJs independently and as part of Chicago’s CumbiaSazo crew. Since 2012, caliXta has been honing her craft and realizing a vision of creating respectful and healing dancefloors. Although originally from Chicago, a lot of her formation & scheming around liberation and revolutionary partying started in DC from kickbacks with friends and the Maracuyeah & Anthology of Booty queer femme parties. Upon returning to Chicago in 2011, she felt like similar soul-elevating club spaces with beautiful and enriching music weren’t common and set out to co-found dále shine to help create a scene for a deep & nuanced variety of digital Latinx music. In 2013, she joined the CumbiaSazo crew and found kindred spirits with which she could continue building communal spaces through art and music. Along her journey as an artist, caliXta has been fortunate to work with many talented artists, collectives, and organizations who continue to shape her visions and dreams.
See you at Ecstatic.
– Ecstatic Dance Chicago Team