You are invited to an extraordinary dance party, where you can be playful, meditative, wild, sexy, adventurous and any other way you wish to express yourself.
Established for the purpose of nurturing and cultivating free-spirited movement to music, Ecstatic Dance Chicago sets a held space for authentic expression and compasionate relating.
Saturday Night 6/24
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 on north and south running streets between Madison and Lake. Make sure to read the restricted parking signs they will be 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.)
Gender Neutral Bathrooms.
Bring Your Own Cup for water and tea.
Light snack food.
Compost and Recycling Collection.
High Definition, Bass Rich Sound System.
Kids 13 and under dance for free!
Price for seniors, and anyone from out of state is Discounted.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
$15.76 PayPal prepay until 3pm Day of.
$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, and Venus Durham
With Julie Brannen
“Creative energy, infused with love, is why we are here. It is the life force that runs through our veins and out our uniquely beautiful fingertips to everything we touch. It is the breath that inspires our lungs and our hearts to expand into newness. It is the spark that ignites our souls to search for the important roles we play in creating this shared reality. For me, my soul has always craved dance. With my body as its canvas, instrument, and vessel, we go on this wild and precious ride. It is the one thing that allows me to equally lose and find myself again and again.”
Julie graduated with a Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling as well as Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis from Columbia College Chicago in 2013. Since then, she has practiced as a dance/movement therapist, teaching artist, and professional dancer with various organizations. She believes whole-heartedly in the power of movement to transform and heal.
With Jevon Jackson
Jevon is a long time Dj and Producer from Chicago, IL. He started djing at the ripe age of 1983, following the first wave of breakdancing, that was comming out of new york. The next year he would be introduced to Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy through the Chicago underground dance scene, largely established after the death of disco in 1983. His parents, who were relentles in thier dedication of training highschool sports taught him the value of practicing his art. With the same dedication of continualy studying and practicing the art, Jevon began to Dj professionally in 1990. Music acompanis him in all aspects of life. With this inspiration he fills his mixes with diversity of mood and energy, that tell a story and narate whatever is happenning in his life at the time. Maple Syrup is about a curent girlfriend, and Retrograde Defense Kit, is supper possitive mix that can lift up any spirit. Djing for Jevon is like being a painter. Each song is a brush stroke of color, together in the mix they copleate a full composition. Pushing himself, when performing for a ded croweds, and empty rooms, Jevon learned how to connect to divine source energy, and to channel it while he is mixing. He supports Soulfoundation, D’lectable, Farriswheel, Circular Motion, and A.part Music.
Mason Pain aka Gian 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.
See you at Ecstatic.
– Ecstatic Dance Chicago Team