Join us for an extraordinary social dance practice, where you can dance and move any way you want, and feel free to be you with others that want the same.
September 15th, 2018
6pm to 10:30pm
4730 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640
✶ Dj – alissa.jo (Deep House Yoga)
✶ Movment Warm Up – Melissa Matson (Dance Meditation)
✶ Sound Bath – Sam Bottner (Guitar)
✶ Healing Arts – Lizz Medrano (Zen Shiatsu Massage)
✶ Healing Arts – Phill Blaetz (Therapeutic Flying)
6:00p – 6:50p – Movment Warm Up
6:50p – 7:00p – Opening Circle
7:00p – 10:00p – Ecstatic Dance Chicago
10:00p – 10:15p – Sound Bath
10:15 – 10:30 – Closing Ceremony
*Show up and leave Any Time*
$16 – Advance PayPal
$15 Cash at the Door
$16 Credit Card at the Door
✬ Kids 13 and under dance for free!
✬ Price for Public Servants, Seniors, Students, and anyone from Out of State is Discounted
✬ Work Exchange Opportunities are Available by emailing EcstaticDanceChicago@gmail.com with “9/15 Work Trade” in the subject line.
✬ Financial Assistance is Available by request. Email EcstaticDanceChicago@gmail.com with “9/15 Financial Scholarship” in the subject line.
✾ Wheelchair Accessible.
✾ Do wear deodorant, and take care of stinky feet before entering the dance space.✾
✾ Bring Your Own Cup for water. Cups will be for sale if you need one.
✾ High Definition, Loud, Bass Rich Sound System. (Ear Plugs will be provided)
Is this your first time coming to Ecstatic Dance? Here is some information that will help you dive right in.
Ecstatic Dance Chicago is a warm and welcoming space for community to come together to dance and move freely. It is also a practice that builds, and expands inner and outer connection the more you attend.
Our dance floor is a conversation, photography, shoes, and alcohol free space that supports embodiment, and freedom of expression in the highest regard. We invite you to be curious, playful, sexy, meditative, adventurous, in celebration, and in any mood that moves you. Our consent guidelines make this safe and easy.
For more in depth information please visit the About page.
We are excited for you to join us. So many friends are here to meet you.
***Movment Warm Up***
Melissa Matson, Embodied Presence
Melissa knows, lives and shares one simple truth – the body is the vehicle for awakening.
After university, she pursued professional dance in New York, where her vision of theater, dance and creativity was blown wide open. She was privileged to meet, study and performing with one dance legend after another (Steve Paxton/of contact improv, Trisha Brown/ inventor of release technique, Meredith Monk/The House, Emilie Conrad/ inventor of Continuum, even Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali.
In 1987, Melissa found the Alexander technique, meditation and dance as sacred paths.These disciplines continue to weave beautifully together and inform her way – utilizing creative expression, insightful inquiry and spiritual alignment through the body.
For nearly 20 years Melissa taught ‘Embodied Stage Presence’ at Santa Fe University of Art and Design – and her embodied presence is what she will bring to the Ecstatic dance Chicago tribe.