Ecstatic Dance Tampa Bay is proud to announce its first official community dance at Rasa Lila Fest 2013 featuring Music by Menscha.
First thing first though... What is Ecstatic Dance? In its most basic definition, Ecstatic Dance is free-form movement/dance inspired by music. You're probably thinking, well of course it is. But imagine a space, a sacred space intended to be free of judgment or any concern about 'how' you're dancing? Imagine now the music, the sounds that penetrate your body, then your soul? Imagine NOBODY is watching you. How would you dance? How would you feel? Be present and let loose. Your spirit, your energy will guide you through this moving mediation that we call dance. This amazing Shamanic Dance Journey is made possible with carefully selected songs by that of a live DJ.
Ecstatic Dance actually share worldwide guidelines. They are
Now the experience in itself could be defined a couple of ways depending on who you talk to. Ecstatic Dances could be facilitated in a couple of ways. Some start off with an hour of practicing yoga. Some may begin/end with an opening/closing circle. Ecstatic Dance Tampa Bay is inspired by those found on the West Coast, primarily the San Francisco Bay Area and Oakland, CA. The huge success of these areas are direct results from Ecstatic Dance Big Island which began on the dance floors of the Kalani Resort (Puna, HI) in the year of 2000. Here, the DJ culture and Conscious Dance found its place, together to create ED.
1) Move however you wish
2) No talking on the dance floor
3) Respect yourself and one another.
ED is also and always a drug & alcohol free space.
So my friends, Ecstatic Dance is what you make of it... a freeform movement space where:
Creativity breaks out.
Ritual is reinvented.
The beat deepens as an electronic tapestry of world rhythms weave us together as individuals within a greater family.
Please like our page by visiting www.ecstaticdanceTampaBay.org
(checkout Menscha on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/menscha or visit www.imenscha.com)