Ecstatic Dance San Diego is a Tribal Movement, a Sacred Space for you to explore, unwind and unfold your true magnificence.
Come be held by the dance floor, the music and the community, connect non-verbally with yourself and others and tap into the magic of this liberating movement space.
DOORS OPEN @ 8:50pm
***9pm – 10pm – Warm Up Class with Dev
Rhythm is the heartbeat, the pulse of existence. All of life has a beat: our footsteps, our breath, the blood in our veins. Emotions have rhythm; from the slowness of sadness to the speed of exhilaration. When we become aware of the rhythm in music, our dance melds with the pulse and the rhythm and the dance become interconnected.
For this facilitated hour, Dev will guide you on a journey of melding rhythm with movement. With individual, partnered and group play, WE will be the creators of the beat, the rhythm that inspires movement just as our movement informs the rhythm. Let’s play!
Dev (Devra Gregory has been a professional dancer her entire life beginning with classical ballet, jazz and modern dance. She expanded into a plethora of styles including exotic, burlesque, hip hop and currently works as a Michael Jackson impersonator. She studied West African Percussion (djembe and dununs) for the past 20 years with master teachers Mamady Keita, Monette Marino and Draman Kone.
Dev’s spiritual work as a Wiccan Priestess incorporates both dance and percussion in events with the Sacred Flame Fire Tribe . She empowers women in a year long program Path Of the Priestess, holds monthly full moon rituals and Magickal Masquerade Ball ~ A Royal Affair, a party coming up for Hallows. www.DevraGregory.com
*** 10pm – Midnight – Ecstatic Dance Journey w/ DJ Matt Cole
Music tells a story, and through electronic music, DJ Matt Cole artfully weaves song and sound to create a story that is engaging, playful, and highly dance-able. Simply said, he is a dancer’s best friend.
As an intentional being who supports the vision of others, Matt Cole genuinely enjoys crafting sets to support performance elements. He is an involved and conscious collaborator, going far beyond the role of DJ and into the role of inspired co-creator. His deep affinity with the propitious power of music rings through in the beats he drops and his inventive and original style make him loved by music aficionados everywhere.
✨We will also have an adjoining Chill Zone with some OMazing offerings provided by our cOMmUNITY✨
To Be Announced
*** THINGS TO BRING***
*Water to stay hydrated.
*Clothes that allow a full range of motion.
*A good attitude, open mind and heart 💚✌🏼️ 💚
$15.00 in advance
$20.00 cash at the door
**Advance tickets sales end at 6pm Friday – 10/4/19
To pre-purchase tickets visit our webpage and select the Paypal link: http://www.ecstaticdancesd.org/
Ecstatic Dance Guidelines
1. Move however you wish
2. No talking on the dance floor
3. Respect yourself and one another
4. No Booze, No Shoes
5. Please also refrain from photos, video, & scents.
Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: Are they open to sharing their space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see & feel how they respond…
***LIMITED WORK TRADE opportunities available and ARRANGED IN ADVANCE, contact Sasha Zeilig ASAP as these seva spots go fast****
Ecstatic Dance San Diego is a modern movement merging ancient tribal wisdom to bring connection and healing back to the people through movement, dance and community. We’d be honored if you invite your friends and help us spread the word.