“We become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities… We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.” – Ohad Naharin
Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.
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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 - “Framework for Discovery”
Wednesday, August 16th, 2018 (7-11pm)
7 pm Doors open, Arrival
7:30 Opening Circle then Gaga Dance Lab w/ Mario Zambrano
8:45 Ecstatic Dance with DJ Equinamous
10:15 Sound Scape w/ Paul Sedgewick & Closing Circle
Cambridge Masonic Hall
1950 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
➡︎ Head through the front door and down stairs on right. street-side parking.
✦ Tickets (Limited Amounts)
Early Bird Online - $10
Ready to Dance Online - $15
Last Minute/At the Door - $20
➡︎ tickets can be purchased online at www.dancerfly.com/ecstatic-dance-boston/august-2018
➡︎ 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!
I-Opener Dance Boston
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!