Ecstatic Dance Temple®  SUNDAY'S - Ecstatic Dance & Cacao

Ecstatic Dance Temple® SUNDAY'S - Ecstatic Dance & Cacao

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Siobhan Davies Studios (Roof Studio)

85 Saint George's Road

London

SE1 6ER

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Join us for our Sunday evening Ecstatic Dance Temple® session 6pm-8:15pm -An Organic Beats Infused Ecstatic Experience w/ Live Drums & Cacao

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We are excited to announce our ECSTATIC DANCE TEMPLE® dances at the beautiful Siobhan Davies Roof Studio!

ECSTATIC SUNDAYS 6PM-8:15PM

  • 22 MAY
  • 29 MAY - NO DANCE
  • 5 JUNE - N0 DANCE
  • 12 JUNE - NO DANCE
  • 19 JUNE
  • 26 JUNE - NO DANCE

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:

💜 See all our upcoming wellbeing events: ecstaticdancelondon.com/events

Medicine | Global Bass | Tribal | Organic Beats Infused Ecstatic Experience with Live Percussion & Cacao Circle

We return on Sunday evenings with an immense love for the encounter of both electronic and organic realms through sound, positive intentions and expression.

You are invited to join us for freestyle, expressive dance & moving meditation classes. An Evening of Ecstatic Dance with No Alcohol, No Drugs - Just Music, Amazing Rhythms and Cacao! This is a unique dance class in London! No experience necessary. All welcome.

In our Sunday night Ecstatic Dance Temple® sessions, the musical focus will be more of a World/Medicine music, Afro-House & a Tribal Flow vibe. In these new Sunday Dances, you're invited to explore "movement as meditation" with beautiful music to accompany your journey…

*VERY LIMITED SPACES - ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY, NO TICKETS ON DOOR!*

*Respectfully Socially Distanced & Covid compliant* Alcohol and drug free environment* No booze, No Shoes, No Chit Chat, Move However You Wish!

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive” - Joseph Campbell

SCHEDULE:

◈ 5:50pm-6:00pm Arrival/ Check in. (No entry after 6:30pm sorry, this is so we can all journey together)

◈ 6:00pm-8pm Dance Warm-up and Stretch/ Cacao/ Ecstatic Dance SoundWave

◈ 8:00pm-8:15pm Relaxation

◈ 8:15pm Class ends

◈ 8:15pm -8:45pm Optional social with refreshing fruit to nourish you after the dance

WHY CACAO?

At Ecstatic Dance London we LOVE chocolate, RAW chocolate-CACAO! We will provide complimentary Raw Vegan Cacao to superfood charge your dance with us! Cacao is the ultimate heart opener, it will give you energy, revitalise your BodyMind inviting you to express, release & unleash your creativity during the dance! Our Raw Vegan Cacao is prepared lovingly by Diana (who makes the best, velvety tasting cacao in town for sure!). She uses ethically sourced, highest quality ingredients from Guatemala, directly from a reliable cacao bean farmer. Join us to explore Cacao + Ecstatic Dance as a potent synthesis for Transformation!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1. Please come already dressed in comfortable clothing and dress in layers as there is a limited space in the changing rooms located on the 1st floor. Please only use the bathrooms located on the 1st floor by the lift as these are for Roof studio attendees only.

2. We dance barefoot, in soft indoor shoes or grip socks.

3. a Reusable water bottle. Tap water refill available at the venue.

4. A healthy snack to have after the dance.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

1. Next-level, inspiring, world, tribal flow, medicine music

2. A beautiful, sacred, heartful and fun dance journey

3. A safe space for you to dance freely in

4. Superb sound system and optional silent disco headphones for more immersive experience

5. Vibrant people who love to dance and love music!

6. Optional social with refreshing fruit to nourish you after the dance

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WHAT IS ECSTATIC DANCE?

MUSIC - MOVEMENT - COMMUNITY!

Brought to you by: Ecstatic Dance London - We love to dance. We love music. We love to inspire, to connect, to heal and transform!

Ecstatic Dance is a dance/movement practice to explore the exhilarating feeling of moving your body freely. You are invited to move, play, connect, sweat, stretch, sound, unwind, renew, release, improvise, transform. Be true to yourself, while respecting your body, in this space that we co-create together. Move your body, unleash the wild dancing self without caring what people think, claim your freedom, open your heart & touch the infinite!

Our Ecstatic Dance classes create a safe and respectful environment that embraces 'all ways'. We offer a movement practice that supports your free expression of emotions and inner space through movement and music. Our intention for these Ecstatic Dance classes is self-exploration, connection, fun, healing, expanding human potential and community building through freestyle ecstatic dance.

Enter an open space...and with your bare feet explore the exhilarating feeling of moving your body freely. You are invited to move, play, connect, sweat, stretch, sound, unwind, renew, release, improvise, transform. Be true to yourself, while respecting your body, in this space that we co-create together.

PRACTICE SPECIFICS: Warm-up: stretch, move/dance and reflect on the intention for the dance to a gentle sound wave. The Practice: freestyle dancing to a large sound wave featuring Live DJ set. Some guidance & facilitation will be provided. And then we will let the music, the community and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey. Relaxation: Ecstatic Dance usually ends with a deep relaxation.

ECSTATIC DANCE GUIDELINES:

No late comers please. This is a shared journey from the beginning to the end and we aim to create a safe container for all dancers.

1. No talking during the dance (if you wish to talk , you are welcome to chat before/after dance outside the main dance space). When we dance without the chitchat, something alchemical can happen on the dancefloor. A unified field of Being emerges and we feel both wild and free, contained within ourselves And connected to something much, much greater than our individual selves.

2. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment

3. No photos or videos, Mobile phones muted and out of sight

4. Care/Awareness for the co-created space and each other

5. Move your body however you wish

6. No spectating. Stay connected to your own body, sensations, emotions, and feelings. Ecstatic Dance is about you and your relationship to the Dance. Dancers feel uncomfortable when being spectated at. Come prepared to Dance yourself free from inhibitions!

7. You can dance alone, or with as many partners as (you) like to join. (If you’d rather not dance with someone, thank them for the offer by placing your hands in prayer position at your heart – Namaste. Thank you, no thank you.)

8. This is not a pick up place. Please respect all dancers (especially women) and do not ask for anyone's contact details. If you wish to stay in touch with someone, give them your email instead of asking for their contact details. No means no.

"Our bodies instinctively know what feels good or bad, right or wrong. However, often our heads get in the way. Ecstatic Dance is about finding our way through to what feels good. How can we use dance to consciously transform towards finding joy, without denying our anger or sadness?  Ask yourself: what’s my body feeling in this moment? Does it feel good moving this way, or that? Does it feel nourishing to dance with another, or dance solo? Where do I most feel connected with Self? Let your body lead the way." ~ Abigail Harris
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VENUE:

Siobhan Davies Dance Studio, 85 St George's Rd, London SE1 6ER

Nearest station Elephant & Castle, please check tfl .gov for latest travel updates. If you are driving, please be aware of congestion charge, find parking on parkopedia. There is a bicycle rack in the courtyard to lock your bike if you are cycling.

PRICES:

  • Lower waged/ Concession £15(1x ticket per transaction please)
  • Regular/Abundance £20-£25 (1x ticket per transaction please)

PAYMENT: We have set a donation option to reduce your ticket fee cost, feel free to donate more and give from abundance. Please enter amount to purchase your ticket. Thank you in advance! Any tickets booked below the indicated donation amount will be refunded immediately. 1 ticket per transaction please. Limited spaces & ticket availability.

EVENTBRITE ORDER CONFIRMATION: Email might be in the spam folder. Please check. Do not print any paper tickets, we will check you in by your name.

FREE CREW SPACES: We also offer limited FREE *crew spaces in exchange of you helping us set up and/or pack down. If you would like to crew, please send us an email to youareyoubeyou@gmail.com (*Requirement - you need to have attended at least two of our indoor events at Siobhan Davies Studios before you can join the crew)

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We do not offer refunds/ticket swaps for another event if you cannot attend if less than 72h notice if provided. You are welcome to pass on your ticket to a friend, colleague or family member however please let us know the date & time of the booked session, name and email address of the person attending in your place for track & trace purposes. Send us an email with replacement person's details to: youareyoubeyou@gmail.com

If we need to cancel the class due to unforeseen circumstances, we will issue a full refund. If you have any questions please feel free to send us an email: youareyoubeyou@gmail.com

DJ & FACILITATOR:

◈ Sessions are facilitated and DJed by Seth Newman - the pioneer of Ecstatic Dance in the UK since 2009!

Seth Newman: As the founder of the URUBU School of Transformational Arts, he integrates the roots of Humanistic therapies, Bioenergetics & Body Psychotherapy, Transpersonal Psychology and Tantra in creative and life-transforming workshops, retreats and trainings. As a coach, Seth is dedicated to helping people calm, empower and rejuvenate their busy minds and bodies to achieve the best versions of themselves. Seth brings a wealth of experience holding heart-centered spaces.

His in-depth studies, trainings, personal experiences of many therapeutic modalities such as Humanistic & Body Psychotherapy, the Human Potential Movement, 5 Rhythms, Active meditations and the teaching of the Indian Mystic Osho who he grew up with in India in the 1970s, infuse his approach to living a creative, holistic & embodied life and sharing his unique offerings with others. Seth has been facilitating regular workshops for many years.

As a musician, Seth is very passionate about rhythm & drumming, has an MA in Community Music from Goldsmith College, worked as a world music percussion teacher in East London schools for almost 20 years, created URUBU collective back in 2009 as a Live Music Ecstatic Dance experience with Afro-Brazilian drummers & musicians and started his journey as an avid DJ with a love for Afro-Beat, Cuban and Brazilian music and created an Ecstatic Dance scene in London and the UK. Seth has a life-long passion for 5 Rhythms and other movement and Ecstatic Dance practices.

URUBU has since evolved into a School of Transformational Arts - offering a variety of powerful holistic body-mind tools and practices.

SAFETY GUIDELINES & PREVENTION MEASURES:

COVID UPDATE:

We are working closely with the venue and are taking appropriate steps to ensure our indoor dance sessions are covid-secure, scroll down to read our safety measures.

We kindly ask that you respect and follow Siobhan Davies Dance Studio safety guidelines. We reserve the right to exclude and ask to leave any participant who does not honour the below safety guidelines:

SYMPTOMS: If you are showing any Covid-19 symptoms, please DO NOT attend the class. Any participant repeatedly coughing in the space will be asked to leave immediately.

CHECK IN: please arrive ON time for the check in (not before the indicated time). This is to avoid overcrowding and ensure smooth check in and changeover between the sessions.

FACE COVERING: optional.

HAND WASHING: Wash and sanitise your hands regularly and after using the bathroom. All touch hotspots will be regularly cleaned with disinfectant between each session.

CONTACT DETAILS: name and contact details will be kept for 21 days by the venue for track and trace purposes. If you have booked 2 or more tickets under your name, we will need to obtain name & email address from other attendees.

BATHROOMS: please ONLY use bathrooms on the 1st floor by the lift as these are for Roof studio users only.

CHANGING ROOMS: located on the 1st floor. Follow the signs. Where possible - please come already dressed in comfortable clothing and dress in layers.

WATER REFILL: please top up your water bottle from the flasks provided outside the Roof studio. It’s tap water.

FRESH AIR: venue has windows that will be opened and fans placed in front of the windows to allow more air flow in the space. There is also a back door fire exit which will be opened in between each session to ventilate the space.

CACAO: our Raw Vegan Cacao is carefully prepared in a clean kitchen and will be poured in eco friendly paper cups and served on a tray.

SILENT DISCO HEADPHONES: clean set & head bandanas will be provided.

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