Time & Location
Apr 05, 2022, 7:00 PM
109 Lodi St, 109 Lodi St, Lodi, WI 53555, USA
About the Event
Ecstatic dance is a form of dance in which the dancers, sometimes without the need to follow specific steps, abandon themselves to the rhythm and move freely as the music takes them, leading to trance and a feeling of ecstasy. The effects of ecstatic dance begin with ecstasy itself, which may be experienced in differing degrees. Dancers are described as feeling connected to others, and to their own emotions. The dance serves as a form of meditation, helping people to cope with stress and to attain serenity. Ecstatic dance has been practised throughout human history, including in classical times by the maenads, followers of the wine-god Dionysus. In the ancient and widespread practice of shamanism, ecstatic dance and rhythmic drumming are used to alter consciousness in spiritual practices. Ecstatic sacred dances are known also from religious traditions around the world.
Ecstatic Dance – 3 Simple Guidelines
1. We Dance Barefoot
This allows us to connect more fully with the Ground/ Earth (socks are OK)
If you have a physical condition that you need dance shoes, then OK
2. We Dance without words, we use our bodies to express whatever that is living in us.
This makes it easier to be in a Meditative State
Talking is not allowed in the room of dancing.
3. We Dance as We Are
No Drugs/Alcohol, No Phones, No Camera/Video, No Expectations, No Judgements, No Shoulds, No Oughts… Just Be Yourself; With Respect for Ourselves, the Space, and One Another.