Just Dance Thursday 1/16

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You are invited to an extraordinary dance where you can be who you want to be, and dance how you want to dance.

Ecstatic Dance Chicago elevates culture by offering a space to practice freedom of expression, and mindful connection. It is also a place to celebrate, create community, and to feel free to be your self.

Just Dance is a shorter Ecstatic Dance with a concentrated focus on movement and dance. There is a self warm up before the opening circle, and a silent relaxation after the dance is over. 

✶ Dance Activation – NAXÖ (Dj Set), Electro Mystical Global Bass, from Egypt
Join us
Thursday, January 16th, 2020
7pm to 9:30pm
(All Open Door)
7:00 PM – Self Warm Up to soft music
7:20 PM – Opening Circle
7:30 PM – Ecstatic Dance
9:00 PM – Silent Relaxation
9:15 PM – Closing Circle
Second Unitarian Church
(Free Parking is east of Broadway on Surf, Oakdale, Wellington, Barry, and Briar. There are also two Car Parks, and paid street parking near by)
$15 Early Bird, While they Last
$18 PayPal or Credit/Cash
✬ Kids 13 and under dance for free!
✬ 1 hour, on site Work Exchange opportunities for entry to are available by emailing EcstaticDanceChicago@gmail.com with “1/16 Work Exchange” in the subject line.
✬ Financial Scholarship is available by request through 1/15. Email EcstaticDanceChicago@gmail.com with “1/16 Financial Scholarship” in the subject line.
Keeping the space:
✾ Bring your own cup for water.
✾ Avoid wearing strong scents.
✾ Do wear deodorant, and please take care of stinky feet before entering the dance space.
✾ Talking, cell phones, photography, your shoes, and alcohol are left outside the dance space. Playfulness, curiosity, and a welcoming spirit are invited in. Ecstatic Dance is a practice of self expression, and non verbal communication. You can find Ecstatic Dances all over the world, from major cities to small towns.

Follow the blue text for more on our Guidelines, and to sign up for the Mailing List.

We are excited to have you join us.


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✶ Dance Activation ✶
NAXÖ (DJ Set) Electro Mystical Global Trap

Mirza N. Shams – under their stage name NAXÖ – is a DJ , music producer, composer, keyboardist, singer, and sound healer. They use multiple sounds to explore psychological narratives, subjectivities, and stream of consciousness while activating emotional pitches to navigate personal transformations through their compositions and performances. NAXÖ fuses their Middle-Eastern, North African and South Asian folklore and heritage with contemporary schools of sound. Their work conjures a magical fusion that weaves psychedelic waves through beats, featuring transparent voices calling to resist, embedded deep within a poly-rhythmic groove.NAXÖ performed and produced in clubs, theaters and festivals for over a decade. Most recently, NAXÖ performed at Colvin House in Evanston and Mary’s Attic above Hamburger Mary’s Chicago in Andersonville, Chicago. They opened for “Hello Psychaleppo” at YallaPunk, a 3 day international festival in Philadelphia, and also opened for “City Of Djinn” at The Empty Bottle in Chicago. At Flux Factory in NYC, NAXÖ was one of the headliners for Mark for Redaction. In Chicago, NAXÖ performed at ICUQTS, a 2 day queer transcendence symposium, and Trans Art Is series of exhibitions and performances in Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and another, Trans Art Is: Crossing Borders in Andersonville Galleria, and Trans Day of Visibility 2019 in Chicago Magic Lounge. NAXÖ was featured in Chicago Zine Festival on Trans and GNC Chicago emerging artists panel, and performed at Chicago Dyke March.