You are invited to an extraordinary online dance activation, where you can dance all that needs to be danced, and feel free to be your self with others that want the same!
Ecstatic Dance Chicago elevates culture by offering a space to cultivate freedom of expression, and mindful connection. Our online dance space holds embodiment and creative expression in the highest regard. Here you can explore the story of your dance and connect with an awesome collective energy.
Saturday, February 27th
6:30pm – 9:45pm CST
✶ Opening and Closing Circle – David Nesbitt Taylor from ED Chicago
– 6:30pm Arrive and Hang Out
– 7:00pm Opening Circle and Intention Setting
– 7:15pm Ecstatic Dance (audio on Zoom and mixlr.com)
– 9:15pm Sound Bath Relaxation
– 9:25pm Closing + Sharing
“The Saffire Experience”
A Sonic/Movement Journey into a more deeply Embodied state of Being, followed by a musical relaxation serenade.
Bring forth All of You, and leave with more, minus whatever you choose to leave on the dance floor!!
Saffire Bouchelion has been an Ecstatic Dance DJ across the US, including Kalani on the Hawaiian Big Island, and at Desa Seni in Bali for more than 25 years. He is a 1st Degree Black Belt Nia instructor who has been passionately practicing Nia for 20+ years. He is a professional performer and musician who has been featured on on 48 CD’s, and has opened for several international acts, including Cheryl Crow, Crash Test Dummies, The Paul Winter Consort, and Barenaked Ladies.
For the past few years it has been his practice to offer a HandPan Soundbath at the end of my DJ offerings. The Vibrations of the HandPan and the beautiful sonic field that it generates is is pure magic. The sound is the alchemy of metal, presenting as water, presenting as air. Once the vocals are added, there is nowhere else to go other than through the center of your soul and into communion with the wholeness of existence itself. It is always an honor for Safire to offer this beauty to the world~
Saffire co-founded two experimental dance companies in 1986 and 1989, and has performed with Danelle Hellander Dance Company and Mergence Dance Theater. For seven years he was co-director of the Ecstatic Choir, five at Naropa University where he was also a musical accompanist for dance and movement classes, and taught Drumming/Embodying Rhythm classes for the continuing education program.
Having taught Nia, Dance into Being, and Drumming/Embodying Rhythm workshops throughout the US, Europe, Mexico and Bali for the past 17 years, Saffire’s embodiment and transmission of music and rhythm stir profound transformation in his students. His greatest joy is helping to Embody the world, one Community at a time! His wonderful Children’s Book, The Groove Goblin, can be seen and purchased on Amazon and his HandPan CD, HandSight, can be purchased on iTunes and CD Baby. Saffire can be reached for Nia Classes, DJing, Handpan Concerts/Lessons, Hand Drum Lessons all online at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to SaffireBouchelion.com to check out his website.
Zoom Dance Guidelines:
✬ Dance for yourself, and dance along with anyone you see dancing.
✬ If you want to dance with some one, ask once through a private chat to get permission.
✬ To finish a shared dance, offer a sign of palms together at the heart.
✬ Chat Conversations, Video and Photos, and Alcohol are left outside the dance space. Playfulness, curiosity, creative movement, and a welcoming spirit are invited in.
✬ Sharing encouragement and excitement in the chat is welcome as long as it does not start a conversation.
✬ For any questions or concerns send a private chat to the room Moderator.
✬ You can dance along or with multiple people by pinning and multi pinning screens.
✬ You can also arrange your gallery view by dragging different windows.
✬ If you would like a bigger and a more clear sound, connect an external speaker or sound system.
We are excited to have you join us.