You are invited to an extraordinary gathering where community comes together to dance any way they want, and to feel free to be themselves. Ecstatic Dance Chicago is a warm and welcoming space that offers the opportunity for you to deepen the relationship with your most authentic self.
Talking, photography, your shoes, and alcohol are left outside the dance space. You are welcome to dance with others, or dance alone. Our participation guidelines makes this safe and easy. Here, your unique movement expression is held in the highest regard. .
37 N. Carpenter
✬ Financial Scholarship is available by request through 5/23. Email EcstaticDanceChicago@gmail.com with “5/27 Financial Scholarship” in the subject line.
✾ Do wear deodorant, and take care of stinky feet before entering the dance space.✾
✾ Bring Your Own Cup for water.
✾ High Definition, Loud, Bass Rich Sound System. (Ear Plugs will be provided)
✶ Dj Activation ✶
Snizza, Hypnotic Music
SNIZZA is the project of Rustem, a Chicago-based DJ-producer who grew up in Kazan, Russia.
His sound blends techno, electro, and house with electro-futuristic textures and analog sounds. After moving to United States, he started playing in small local clubs, but things changed when he moved to Chicago. He become resident DJ of Soulmade group. They started creating very successful art and music events that helped different artists to connect and express their talent.
✶ Movement Play ✶
Kellyn Jackson, Dance Improvisation
Using principles of contact improvisation, we will explore relating to ourselves, each other, and THE DANCE. How can we allow the dance to find us?
Kellyn is currently studying to receive her MA in dance/movement therapy & counseling. She’s taught yoga and dance for the last 6 years in a wide variety of settings-with children and adults, in India and Chicago, in healthcare and corporate America. She’s fascinated by the interplay and commonalities of these contexts, and delights in bringing play to adults, mindfulness to children, and the unexpected to the expected.
✶ Sound Journey ✶
Sam Bottner, Guitar, Loops, Soundscape
As a musician, producer, and yoga teacher, Sam has a passion for utilizing sound and music as tools to venture inward. Since 2012, he has toured North America with his band, Barrier, and recently released his debut record for his newest project, Ananzi. Sam looks forward to taking you on a sonic journey to deep inner space through atmospheric guitar, voice, and resonance bowls.
✶ Healing Arts ✶
Paul Fowler, Thai Massage
Paul Fowler is the Director and Co-Founder of Blue Lotus Thai Healing Studies, one of the premier Thai bodywork training programs in the country.
He has been teaching Thai massage and meditation for well nearly two decades and has a thriving Thai bodywork practice in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago.