6:30 Opening Circle
7:00 Dance & Paint
8:30 Closing Circle & Raffle for Painting
This is an alcohol free event and we will be following the guidelines of Ecstatic Dance.
Ecstatic Dance is a free-form, not structured dance space inspired and led by carefully crafted music with the intention of creating a self expressive journey. No dance experience or partner is necessary or needed. It is a perfect outlet for those who think they "can't dance" because they were taught that to "know" how to dance is to move in a certain way. And it is a luscious playground for experienced dancers who are craving a free space to express themselves in a safe environment.
Ecstatic Dance is an environment without observers, judgements, posturing, attitudes, conversations, shoes, alcohol, fragrances or smoke. A space where everyone can feel spontaneously safe to try new things and push their edges. This is the dance you dance when nobody is watching.
Ecstatic Dance is an inner/outer journey, an authentic moving meditation where true Presence is experienced. It creates a direct body-mind-spirit connection, allowing our body and inner guide to be our own teachers.
Ecstatic Dance empowers people of all shapes, ages, sizes and backgrounds to freely express themselves; the liberating atmosphere creates a melting pot of acceptance and the fearlessness with which others move gives permission and courage to dance without inhibition. Everyone is welcomed.
Simultaneously, we will be creating a painting on a 3’ x 3’ canvas. Using acrylic paints, brushes, stamps, fingers, rags, etc…. participants can weave in and out of the dancing to create spontaneous brush strokes on the canvas. This is not an exercise of exacting; rather It is a abstract collaboration that will capture the energies within ourselves, and in the collective. It is an exercise of non-attachment as we encourage layers to be applied with images weaving into images. It is joy in it’s purest form as you are given permission to be spontaneous and free in your expression.
At the end of the evening, we will free raffle off the painting to a lucky winner.