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New Meetup: ECSTATIC DANCE

From: Thomas C.
Sent on: Thursday, December 10, 2009 5:26 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for THE CENTER FOR HARMONIOUS LIVING!

What: ECSTATIC DANCE

When: December 12,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $15.00 per person

Where:
CENTER FOR HARMONIOUS LIVING
12201 MINNETONKA BLVD
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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ECSTATIC DANCE

Dear Friends,
You are invited to the Ecstatic Dance! this Saturday, December 12, 2009.
Saturday Night / December 12th, 2009 AT 7pm

The Center for Harmonious Living
12201 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, Mn 55305
www.thecenterforharmoniousliving.com
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SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING:


7 p.m.
-Soft Music for Warming Up, Socializing and Setting Up.
-Grab a bite next door at the Living Waters Market and/or help beautify the space with lights and fabrics we will supply.

8 p.m.
-Opening Ritual by Cia Luna & Intro to Ecstatic Dance (if needed).

8:20ish
-Music & Dance Begin. DJ: DJBonobo (Bernie Soline)

11:00
- Music Ends. Socialize, grab a healthy drink next door and/or help take down the fabrics and lighting.

WHAT IS ECSTATIC DANCE
by Bernie Soline

Since the dawn of time, people have danced ecstatically. Ancient tribal rituals helped us to express our prayers, our fears and our gratitude through dance. Ecstatic Dance today continues this ancient practice. In Ecstatic Dance, our steps are prayer, our movement is meditation, and our undulations express love, rage, terror, joy and all the unexpressed emotions our modern society insists we keep inside. As we begin to tell the truth with our bodies and voices, we connect with our inner spirit and our inner spirit connects with the divine oneness. Ecstatic Dance awakens an ancient knowledge within each of us?the knowledge of how to know ourselves and our world through dance?to know our spirit, our feelings, our wisdom and our creative erotic energy. By awakening the ancient dances genetically imprinted within our bodies, Ecstatic Dance takes us on a personal journey where there are no steps to learn, no judgments and no paths other than the one your body chooses for you from moment to moment.

We already know the rhythms. Our bodies yearn to move to them. Our souls are ready to express themselves through them. Come join us on this sacred journey. Learn to lose your self-consciousness in a safe environment. Ecstatic Dance happens in a freeing, sacred space where we dance with an intention to support each other by courageously traveling our own unique sacred journeys. The music itself is a journey through various rhythms, lands and genres including World Beat, Electronic Dance/Tribal House/Trance, New Age, Klezmer, Jazz, Hip Hop, Sacred Chants and Ancient Prayers including Kirtan. Waves of music in varying energies help each dancer to fully express themselves through movement, drumming and vocalizations. Filtered water is provided. We recommend that you bring a towel; intense calorie burning and sweating will occur!


Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/twincities-harmoniousliving/calendar/12061826/

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