“Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.” ~ Samuel Beckett
Hip-hop is characterized by a high level of playfulness and exploration through “move-meant” concepts and techniques - that is, moves that hold meaning and value, informed by personal, social, cultural, and environmental experiences. Hip-hop dances feature multiple rhythms, as well as movement that generates and expands from multiple centers; in other words, it is polyrhythmic and polycentric. The technique and structure of hip-hop are rooted in cultural concepts and traditions associated with behavioral characteristics of African dance heritage. From honoring it’s origins to it’s global fusion .. as it continues to evolve this dance practice will inspire unique expression in everyone.
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Welcome to Ecstatic Dance Boston!
Each month we’ll be bringing you a multilayered dance experience… starting off with a movement class warmup featuring renowned instructors and facilitators, followed by DJ’d beats and music from dance floors around the world, and finally coming to a sound scape cool down integration with either live instruments, digital production, or vocalization.
Our featured guests will be a mix of local talent and familiar faces to international teachers and musicians. We’ll start and finish each night with brief opening and closing circles to ground ourselves and gather in our present space of learning, expression, and connection.
◀︎ LOGISTICS ▶︎
ED Boston - “Present. Action.”
Thurs, August 30th, 2018 (7-11pm)
7 pm Doors open, Arrival
7:30 Opening Circle then Hip Hop Dance Lab
8:45 Ecstatic Dance with DJ Journey Weaver
10:15 Sound Scape & Closing Circle
The Somerville Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
➡︎ Head through the front door to the hall in back. Parking in the rear of the building.
✦ Tickets (Limited Amounts)
Early Bird Online - $10
Ready to Dance Online - $15
Last Minute/At the Door - $20
➡︎ door price discount coupons available attending Dance Freedom on other Wednesday nights!
➡︎ work exchange available - please message Sarah Monette at least 3 days in advance of the event to join our crew! spots fill up quickly (currently looking for setup/takedown crew, skitch artists, promotors, entrance help, and more!)
ALSO… if you feel inspired to bring something to our event… please message Sarah Monette to propose! We’re always looking for new ideas to add to our ecstatic dance experience through artists expression and community connection
1. Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself
2. Water and a water bottle. You can refill it at the venue.
3. A good attitude, open heart, your business card or flyers for networking
◀︎ GUIDELINES ▶︎
1. Respect yourself and one another
2. Dance barefoot
(or for health reasons… use dance, non-street shoes)
3. Conversation & cellphone use outside the dance space
“At Ecstatic Dance, we join together to create a sacred space for dancing. No talking on the dance floor allows us to move out of our heads and into our bodies, hearts, and spirits. We leave behind the words and worries of the day, and connect with spirit and each other in new ways.” - Donna Carrol (Co-Founder Ecstatic Dance Oakland)
❉ Connect with inquiry before assumption, give yourself permission to be present and free of digital distractions, enjoy a natural high, and co-create the experience with consideration. ❉
Any concerns at any point can be addressed with an available Space Holder (listed at the entrance table)
◀︎ ECSTATIC DANCE BOSTON ▶︎
A monthly dance journey to take us into self exploration and creative expression. We honor “moving as the music inspires you” in a judgement-free space designed to inspire easeful presence and energetic flow. ED Boston is an opportunity to connect with your self, shake up your patterns, let free-form inspiration abound, and co-create a transformative experience.
Let carefully crafted musical journeys allow you to process emotions, exercise your body and mind, lift your spirits, and be welcomed by a vibrant local community as part of a global family in ecstatic expression. You can engage in the dance as you wish… through movement, meditation, expansion, observation, introspection, development, and connection.
You’ll be amazed at what emerges when you let go and just dance!
◀︎ STAY CONNECTED ▶︎
Follow our page Ecstatic Dance Boston
Join our group Ecstatic Dance Boston Tribe - # ComeDanceWithUs
Find us on Instagram at “EcstaticDanceBoston”
And check out our Meetup Group www.meetup.com/Boston-Ecstatic-Dance/
RIDE-SHARE Group! Get a ride, give a ride…
Boston Area Dance Community Rideshare
Be sure to check out regular dance events in the area!
Dance New England - DNE
Nexus - Expression, Dance, Production, Connection
Inspired by and with kind permission of the worldwide Ecstatic Dance community! Ecstatic Dance is happening everywhere: Hawaii, Belgium, San Francisco, Berlin, New York, Seattle, Goa, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Ibiza and more!