Ecstatic Dance Chicago & The National Unity Tour

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The Ecstatic Dance National Unity Tour is coming to Chicago!!! Dancers from Ecstatic Dance communities all over are traveling together by bus to show support and offer service in 16 Ecstatic Dance cities in the Unites States. We are grateful and excited to create a permission full dance space with our kindred spirits, who will be bringing the energy of this land and the 11 dance communities that were visited before us in Chicago.
 
You are invited to dance, stretch, play, and be yourself in the company of kind and amazing people, during an afternoon of Ecstatic Dance, Yoga, and Movement practice.
 
On Saturday August 5th
Ecstatic Dance Chicago and The Ecstatic Dance National Unity Tour is teaming up with Tribal Stomp Chicago to present during the afternoon portion of the Summer Tribal Stomp Festival.
 
You can show up and leave at any time.
 
12 – 12:50pm Movement Playshop
12:50 – 1pm Opening Circle & Guidelines Share
1 – 3:30pm Ecstatic Dance
3:30 – 4pm Meditative Sound Journey & Closing Circle
4 – 5pm Yoga Stretch Connect
 
@ Mankind Project-Chicago
1900 W Fulton St, Chicago, Illinois 60612
(Lots of Free Parking)
 
There will be other workshops going on during the Ecstatic Dance program, as part of the Summer Tribal Stomp Festival. You are welcome to hop around different activities and come back to the dance anytime you wish. With that, we will have our participation guidelines posted and offered to any newcomers.
 
For More information on Ecstatic Dance Chicago, the space we hold, and our dance floor guidelines please visit http://www.EcstaticDanceChicago.com
 
The Summer Tribal Stomp Festival continues through the evening with dance and drum workshops, a song circle, a drum circle, and a sound healing. Within the festival you will find Healing Arts Practitioners, and Magical Vendors of earthly delights. At night, live music, and dance performances will take you on a journey to faraway lands, and get you grooving moving.
 
Full and half day event schedules.
 
Kids 12 and under are free.
 
$10 in advance, $15 at the door: Daytime ticket (12pm – 5pm)
 
$15 in advance, $20 at the door: Evening ticket (5pm – 11pm)
 
$25 in advance, $30 at the door: Full festival ticket (12pm – 11pm)
 
 
Summer Tribal Stomp Festival is an all ages, alcohol free event.
 
***Movement Playshop***
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Fundamentals of Freeform Movement
With Daniel Mollner
This powerful one hour class will teach you how to access spontaneous and deeply satisfying movement on the dance floor. Learn to activate your creative inspiration, tap into it, and move freely. More pleasure, more confidence, more depth, and more connection are all possible in your dance journey.
 
Daniel Mollner – For the past decade and a half, Daniel has combined his passion for dance and music with his Masters Degree in Education to provide potent experiential containers for embodiment. He deejays, teaches and facilitates internationally and is based in Santa Cruz, CA. He is the cofounder of Contact University, Ecstatic Dance Santa Cruz, and the National Ecstatic Dance Bus Tour.
 
***Dj Activation***
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Daniel is the DJ and facilitator for Ecstatic Dance Santa Cruz. For the past decade and a half, he has been creating conscious dance journeys that inspire deep connection to self, other, and creative source. He regularly travels the US and beyond to DJ, facilitate, and teach other DJs about the conscious dance experience.
 
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DJ Amritaji
Raj Inder Dhillon, 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!
 
***Sound Journey***
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Damian Perez on Crystal Bowls
Join in as Damian takes us on a sonic journey to vibrate the cosmos. Vibrations from the Reiki-infused Crystal Singing Bowls resonate to the center core of our being, allowing us to release into relaxation and find deeper connection from within. The sound will guide us through it all and bring this celebratory night to a close!
 
***Partner Massage for Dancers***
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With Roman Borochin
Taking care of common aches and pains that result from furious dancing is easy! You may not even have to leave the dance floor. This warm and inviting workshop will offer you easy to learn massage postures to help each other feel good in the body, and cultivate a deeper connection to nurturing touch. A system of compression with the feet and hands, and assisted stretches will dispel pain and tension in the low back, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles.
Please wear unrestrictive clothing that you can rest on the ground in, and bring a blanket or a yoga mat for extra support. You can come along with a partner, or come alone. Everyone of all skill levels is welcome!
 
Roman’s purpose is to create a joyful and nurturing world. Excelling in teaching Thai Massage, he invites participants to cultivate deep listening, peace of mind, and joy of living in the body. His easy to follow instruction, and inviting workshop atmosphere offer invaluable skills to newcomers and experts alike.
 
See you at the dance!
– Ecstatic Dance Team
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