Ecstatic Dance is a movement and meditation practice. We practice to be in the here and now in an embodied way, (re)discovering all the creative ways we can express whatever is alive inside of us. We draw our attention inwards to become aware of what is alive within, welcoming our feelings in a safe space. From this internal space we give ourselves (and each other) permission to freely express in the dance. The music and energy vary from very soft to wild or playful, square staccato to fluid and sensual. Be welcome to meet yourself and meet others in this wonderful dance practice.
🌱 FUNDAMENTALS 🌳
In order to create an amazing and safe space for everybody, we thank you for acknowledging these guidelines:
* Noble Silence - We dance without words
* Barefoot - Feel the earth, socks are allowed
* Natural High - No drugs, rapé, energy drinks or alcohol. Free tea & water
* Respect - Tune into your own boundaries and those of others
* Here and Now - No phones or cameras
👣 SCHEDULE 👣
18:30 Doors Open
19:00 Opening Ceremony - Ty Alexander
19:30 Ecstatic Dance Journey - Sefrijn
Our front door closes 19:00 sharp when the ceremony has started, in order to truly go on this journey together. Just like a train, there is a chance you miss it. We believe this enriches the experience and coherence of the field.
👉 DJ - Sefrijn 👈
Sefrijn is a musician, meditator, multidisciplinary artist and entrepreneur based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The past 6 years his focus has been Ecstatic Dance, catalysing this growing movement by playing at countless locations. DJ sets are always created in the moment, his music is carefully selected to offer diversity in genres, emotions and speed.
Sefrijn is known for embodying the music behind the decks, dancing along and attuning to the people. As a classically trained pianist he combines technical musical knowledge with a deep love for intuitive improvisation. Expect world music mixed with electronics. Tribal infused percussion, booty shaking beats, shamanic sounds drawing you deeper into the dance, soft ambient, playful acoustic or meditative esoteric sounds.
👉 CEREMONY - Ty Alexander 👈
Life and its infinite range of possibilities strike every cell of Ty Alexander. The direct path of Non-Duality and the integrative embodiment approach inspires his teaching style. His greatest joy is guiding people to the heart of experiencing and witnessing them come into everlasting joy and peace within themselves. For the last 20 years, Ty has explored the wisdom of the body through a professional contemporary & modern dance career. Through his insights and revelations as a dancer, he is offering conscious dance journeys, inviting people to discover and live from what he has found to be the most significant opportunity in human life, Self-Recognition, Self-Realization and Self-Love. Ty's wish is for you to be free, happy, and whole and use dance to play, explore and discover the silence that underlies and pervades all movement.
💃 MORE INFO 💃
The goal of Ecstatic Dance is not to be beautiful, yet sometimes you will shine like a star. Ecstatic Dance is sometimes mistaken for a party without drugs and shoes, but this doesn't do justice to the depth you can experience. There is a guided opening to guide (or invite) you into the practice, yet you are in charge of the depth you are willing/able to allow.
This event is not a mating ground. Although you probably will meet people and can experience magical connections, we invite you to start with yourself. Hunting on the dance floor creates an unsafe environment. Practice to love yourself first.
ℹ Doors close at 19:00
We embark on this journey together. We cannot open the door after this.
ℹ No refunds possible.
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to sell your ticket if you can't make it.
Monseigneur van de Weteringstraat 13-A
3581 EA Utrecht
Free parking on Sunday in the area.
Maliebaan usually has plenty of space.
Maliebaan is outside environmental zone.
Sunday 22 January 2023 van 18:30 tot 21:30
Stichting Danscentrum Utrecht, Monseigneur van de Weteringstraat 13-A, 3581 EA Utrecht, Nederland