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Events and projects that inspire your creativity and connection.... from freeform movement on the dance floor to authentically relating in shared experience. Ecstatic Northeast is a Nexus for the promotion, expression, inspiration, transformation, and collaboration of artists, musicians, dancers, travelers, facilitators, givers and receivers on the road towards fullest life.

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Affiliations include: Nexus Ecstatic Dance Amherst, I-Opener Dance Boston & Western Mass, ARC - Authentic Relating Connection Northeast, Pollinate Ecstatic Dance, Mandala Dance, DJ Journey Weaver, Serenitea Lounge, HeartBeats - Cacao Infused Ecstatic Dance, The Northeast Dance Alliance, ReDivine Ecstatic Dance Monadonock, GLOW Ecstatic Dance NYC, Riversight DJs, and more!!

Upcoming events (5+)

Dance Dive - Ecstatic Northeast Weekend

Montague Retreat Center

"Dance is the joy of movement and the heart of life" Deep dive into a weekend of movement magic.... 🌀Ecstatic Dance - with familiar and new DJs 👣Workshops - movement based modalities ☕️Nourishment - snacks, drinks, & meals 🎭Performance - musicians & artists 💜Connection - cozy zones & tea lounge This will be a rich gathering of communities for offerings of all kinds to enrich our dance. An introduction to new practices, an exploration of familiar ones, and a refinement of old favorites... this will be a full weekend of opportunities to connect with ourselves and each other through the invitation of guidance and the enchantment of beats. Looking forward to diving in with you! #ComeDanceWithUs Event Post: https://www.facebook.com/events/773787782958595/ ❖❖❖❖ DETAILS ❖❖❖❖ "DANCE DIVE" - Ecstatic Northeast Weekend all happening at that Montague Retreat Center, Montague MA Fri, April 26th (7pm) - Sun, April 28th, 2019 (5pm) 💠 FRIDAY 💠 7PM - 1AM 👣 Alpha Kabinet Kaba "Bisko" - African Dance Warmup (WM) 🎶 Kidimandi Drumming Collective - SpiritFire (WM) 🎧 Dj eoka - Movement Libre (Val David/Montreal 🎧 DJ Journey Weaver - ED Boston, Nexus, & Glow (WMass) 🎶 Brianna Kin - Vocalist (Western Mass) 🎧 DJ Luminus - Vortex ED (Boston/Western Mass) 🎶 Amanda Turk - Soundscape/Drumming (Western Mass) 🎶 Lucid Creatures - Soundscape/Drumming (Rockport) 💠 SATURDAY 💠 10AM - 1AM 🎧 Ryan McArdle - Morning Movement (Western Mass) 👣 Daniela Plattner - 5 Rhythms Intensive (NYC) 🎶 HannaH's Field - Movement & Rhythm Journey (CT) 🎧 DJ Hipsockit (Aaron Brando) - (NoHo MA) 👣 Rachel Santos - Sacred Cacao Offering (NYC) 🎶 Incus Musical Group (Western Mass) 🎧 DJ Timbre Pyne - Ecstatic Dance (Dance New England) 🎶 Kelvin Young - Soundscape Musican (Hartford) 💠 SUNDAY 💠10AM - 4PM 🎧 Michael Swerdloff - Morning Movement (RI) 👣 Neige Torrey Christenson - Contact Improv Intensive (Boston) 🎶 Hilary Lake - Dancing in Nature (Western Mass) 💠 FEATURED FRI-SUN 💠 ➰ Ryan B Curtis - Aquarius Dreams Artist (NH) ♨︎ Rosangela Folchini - SereniTea Lounge Herbalist (Boston) ➰ Amanda Moore - Visionary Artist (Boston) ... with many ***special guests*** woven in and throughout the weekend and more offerings to be announced soon! 😊 💠 The weekend will conclude Sunday after noon but you can keep on dancing! Grab dinner in Northampton and join us for ... GLOW :: Ecstatic Dance Northampton :: "Flow" w/DJ Eoka at Northampton Center for the Arts (7pm-9pm) featuring DJ's Chris Marti from Williamsberg & DJ Eoka (Loui Phillip) from ValDavid/Montreal, along with musician Nash Atkins. *** This is an additional dance event, separate from the weekend at the Montague Retreat Center... Glow happens in downtown Northampton, please check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2301543483457453/ Looking forward to a sweet weekend closure dancing with you! 💜 ❖❖❖❖ RESOURCE EXCHANGE ❖❖❖❖ ... Registration Options ... Costs cover venue, facilitators, musicians, promotion, equipment, kids program, snacks, tea, insurance, cleaning, artists, supplies, and more! For pricing and registration go to: http://www.ecstaticnortheast.com/event-registrations-tickets ... you can also pay at the entrance!! STUDENTS - to preregister please send an email from your university/college account to [masked] for a discount code or bring your student ID to pay KIDS (12 & under) - must preregister!! parent please email [masked] for details and programing ** Nourishment ** Various snacks, drinks & tea available throughout the day. Additional food available from venders. ** Housing not included** Local accommodation options include: AirB&B, local hotels, and check on the Dance Event Housing Exchange - Northeast Group. See you in the dance!! 🎶🌀✨

GLOW :: Ecstatic Dance Northampton :: "Flow" w/DJ Eoka

Northampton Center for the Arts

"The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music ... dancing is poetry with arms and legs." ~ Charles Baudelaire Dance is love, community, nourishment, inspiration, connection, bliss... Let's dance together and start the week off in movement and magic. GLOW invites an early evening gathering of community to co-create a journey together... with a mix of local and worldwide teachers, DJs, artists, and musicians to weave a rich experience with a worldwide community and our local family. ..come together and glow with us! ✨ 💠 PROGRAM 💠 6:45pm Doors open, Welcome 7:00 Opening Circle & Warmup w/ Sarah Monette 7:15 First Dance Wave w/Chris Marti 8:15 Second Wave w/Dj eoka (Canada) 9:15 Soundscape w/ Nash Atkins & Closing Featured guests introductions will be posted in the event newsfeed. ❖ In honoring the dance and integrating the experience, we will conclude with humming of gratitude and silent departure ❖ 💜 "Afterglow" - join us at Fitzwilly's post dancing for food & drinks! 💠 LOCATION 💠 "The Flex" Northampton Center for the Arts 33 Hawley St, Northampton MA Parking available in Lot beside building and along the street. Entrance in front and Hall inside lobby to the right. Accessibility: The Northampton Center for the Arts is fully handicapped accessible. Contact [masked] for more information or assistance. *** occasionally we'll meet at special alternative locations, check the "GLOW - Ecstatic Dance Northampton" facebook page 💠 EXCHANGE 💠 Online & At the Door (sliding scale): $15-25 Low Income w/ EBT Card: $10 Students w/ valid ID: $10 Kids 3-12: $5 🌀Pay at the door using Venmo and save!! Download the App at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/venmo-send-receive-money/id351727428 ❖ Venmo Pricing ❖ Adults (sliding scape) $14-25 Low Income w/EBT $9.50 Students w/ID $9.50 Kids $4.50 Kids: Are welcome but must be supervised, match the energy of the dance, and may only run around outside. Children must have a guardian, in the dance space or out in the lobby, at all times. Financial Accessibility: + Dance Cards - $50 for 5 dances available (make great gifts too!) available online & at the door + monthly "Inclusion Scholarships" offered for minorities, apply online at www.ecstaticnortheast.com/scholarship/ + work-exchange offered, 3 spots per event & fill quickly *** work-exchange, venders, teachers, musicians/artists apply online at www.ecstaticnnortheast.com Dance Supporters!! - sponsorship & donations gratefully accepted to help keep up our equipment, bringing in more expensive artists, and grow our dance. Please donate through www.ecstaticnortheast.com or email [masked] for more information. ▬ GUIDELINES ▬ 1. Conversation outside the dance space 2. Judgement free, move however you wish 3. Respect yourself and one another 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) ▬ LOCATION ▬ "The Flex" Northampton Center for the Arts 33 Hawley St, Northampton MA Parking available in Lot beside building and along the street. Entrance in front and Hall inside lobby to the right. *** occasionally we'll meet at special alternative locations, check the "GLOW - Ecstatic Dance Northampton" facebook page ▬ GLOW - ECSTATIC DANCE NORTHAMPTON ▬ A bi-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. Nexus is an opportunity to connect with your self, shake up your patterns, let free-form inspiration abound, and co-create a transformative experience. You’ll be amazed at what emerges when you let go and just dance!

GLOW :: Ecstatic Dance Northampton :: "Swirl" w/ Deep Seize

Northampton Center for the Arts

"Dance, and your veils which hide the light, Shall swirl in a heap at your feet." - Rumi Dance is love, community, nourishment, inspiration, connection, bliss... Let's dance together and start the week off in movement and magic. GLOW invites an early evening gathering of community to co-create a journey together... with a mix of local and worldwide teachers, DJs, artists, and musicians to weave a rich experience with a worldwide community and our local family. ..come together and glow with us! ✨ 💠 PROGRAM 💠 6:45pm Doors open, Welcome 7:00 Opening Circle & First Dance Wave w/Deep Seize 8:15 - Second Dance Wave w/DJ Journey Weaver 9:15 Live Musician Soundscape & Closing ❖ In honoring the dance and integrating the experience, we will conclude with humming of gratitude and silent departure ❖ FB Event Post: https://www.facebook.com/events/408706863010420/ 💜Afterglow - gather with friends at Fitzwilly's for food & drinks! 💠 EXCHANGE 💠 Online & At the Door (sliding scale): $15-25 Low Income w/ EBT Card: $10 Students w/ valid ID: $10 Kids 3-12: $5 🌀Pay at the door using Venmo and save!! Download the App at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/venmo-send-receive-money/id351727428 ❖ Venmo Pricing ❖ Adults (sliding scape) $14-25 Low Income w/EBT $9.50 Students w/ID $9.50 Kids $4.50 Kids: Are welcome but must be supervised, match the energy of the dance, and may only run around outside. Children must have a guardian, in the dance space or out in the lobby, at all times. Financial Accessibility: + Dance Cards - $50 for 5 dances available (make great gifts too!) available online & at the door + monthly "Inclusion Scholarships" offered for minorities, apply online at www.ecstaticnortheast.com/scholarship/ + work-exchange offered, 3 spots per event & fill quickly *** work-exchange, venders, teachers, musicians/artists apply online at www.ecstaticnnortheast.com Dance Supporters!! - sponsorship & donations gratefully accepted to help keep up our equipment, bringing in more expensive artists, and grow our dance. Please donate through www.ecstaticnortheast.com or email [masked] for more information. 💠 GUIDELINES 💠 1. Conversation outside the dance space 2. Judgement free, move however you wish 3. Respect yourself and one another 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. 💠 GLOW - ECSTATIC DANCE NORTHAMPTON 💠 A twice a month 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. GLOW is an opportunity to connect with your self, shake up your patterns, let free-form inspiration abound, and co-create a transformative experience. Our upcoming offerings include... warmups of 5 rhythms, gaga, soul motion, authentic movement, afroyoga... DJs from boston, nevada city, guatemala, nyc, berlin, northamtpon, los angeles, goa, hartford, london, montreal, the bay area, salt lake city.... and live musician soundscapes with bells, didgeridoos, guitars, gongs, bowls, harps, kalimbas, violins, voice, piano, flute .... and much more!!! 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!

Dancing Beyond - Beginnings

The Botanic Garden of Smith College

“To dance in nature is to connect with the elements within ourselves with fresh eyes and rediscover our oneness with all” What if we took our meditation and movement outdoors to the sounds, smells and visual beauty of the Earth? What if we radically shifted our view of movement practices to include connecting to nature along with the music as elements of our dance journey? Envision the gentle touch of the sun along with etherial tones, the breeze playing with your hair as melodies trill, your feet stomping in the grass to the rhythms of drums, and wrapping around trees to the lyrics of exploration. By stepping outside, consciously breathing in the fresh air and drinking in the environment, you inform your body of its connection with the Earth. By bringing our movement meditation outdoors, along with our dance with community... we receive the energy and inspiration of a new dancing partner... mother nature. Join us in a practice of dancing beyond the walls of studios and halls... allow the music to invite you in to new connection.... with the elements, with each other, with yourself.... Join this beginning dance into the outdoors ... what new delights will you discover in the journey? 🌀 ▬ LOGISTICS ▬ ❖❖ Dancing Beyond ❖❖ Thursday, May 8th, 2019 Theme - "Beginnings" STARTING POINT: Smith College Botanical Gardens 16 College Lane, Northampton MA (next to the green houses on the lawn) 6:30 pm Gather & Setup Music Gear 7:00 Opening Circle & Start the Journey 8:00 Midpoint "Reconnect" (optional) 8:30 Closing Circle & Harvest (Collect Gear) 🌀MUSIC: Each session will introduce a carefully crafted musical journey to reflect the theme, season, group, and environment... DJ'd music from around the world will take you on an ecstatic wave of exploration, connection, and personal expression! 🌀BEYOND: Allow the music to take you where you are inspired to go... both internally and in the environment. You may find yourself dancing with others in the group or following the melodic invitation to explore. 🌀MIDPOINT: Around 8pm, without stopping the music, there will be an intension to gather again at the greenhouses... consider this an invitation to reconnect with the group if you wish... you are completely welcome to continue on your own journey... just know this will be happening at 8pm if you wish to swing by in your dance. 🌀CLOSING: The musical journey will start to wind down to a "connective end time" in which you're invited to come back to our starting location and close the dance with the group in whatever way you wish... whether it's engaging with others or simply returning to the starting space. Regardless of whether you chose to dance off on your own or stay with the group we ask you return to our starting point for closing circle when the music concludes and you can turn in your gear. ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ IMPORTANT!! PLEASE BRING ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ 1. comfortable clothes and layers to wear 2. full water bottle 3. sunblock & bug spray if necessary 4. Identification (ID will be exchanged for gear & returned) 5. Headphones/Earbuds (we'll configure your gear with ours when you arrive thus the earlier you arrive the more likely you'll be set for the 7pm start!) 🎧Headphones/Earbuds - the better quality you use the better the sound experience will be! Bluetooth recommended for maximum mobility and range of movement in your dance. ✨Online Registration Required!!! $10 (there will a few extra gear setups onsite but not guaranteed) ❖ Register at http://www.ecstaticnortheast.com/event-registrations-tickets ❖ ▬ GUIDELINES ▬ 1. Respect the space/environment 2. Let yourself be free from judgement & move as inspired 3. Respect others & get consent before contact 4. Dance sober & free from conversation This is a unique experience moving in a public space. Honor the land and the people around you, everyone is in the dance... whether they hear the music or not.

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