Ecstatic Dance Groningen is a blooming and lively tribe that welcomes every body! We dance at least twice a month with various extraordinary DJs to guide us through our dance journey.
Our workshops take place at EdanZ, van Oldebarneveltlaan 6, Groningen. We open our doors half an hour before the introduction to the dance starts. Find out more about Ecstatic Dance and our coming events below. You can buy your tickets online.
See you on the dance floor!
A FREEFORM DANCE MEDITATION
Ecstatic Dance is a unique dance experience. In a 2,5 h journey we dance and move freely, however you wish to move. Fast, slow, expressive, inward, together or alone. The DJ will take you on a journey through different worlds. There is no form, we just dance. Shoeless, Speechless and Booze’less! Together we create a space full of energy, where everyone feels safe to explore, express & enjoy to a natural state of ecstasy.
Ecstatic comes from a greek word meaning Beyond the Self. Ecstatic is not an emotion, it is a level of emotion. You can be ecstatic of joy, sadness, anger, love…. And eventually just ecstatic of being alive, of feeling whole. This is why we dance our emotional world, to go beyond them and find our natural state of being ecstatic.
The dance starts with a short introduction of our guidelines and some exercises to warm up the body, to connect with yourself and the others in the room. The 2 hour dance journey is lead by an experienced Ecstatic Dance DJ. The set will have several waves; moving from meditative sounds into strong rhythms and expressive music, just as the flows of life!
We end the journey together with a short closing ceremony.
Ecstatic Dance Guidelines
• Move however you wish
• Barefeet dancing
• No talking, instead communicating through dance
• Respect yourself and one another
Ecstatic Dance is a drug & alcohol free space. Leave your valuables at home and please also refrain from photo’s, video’s & strong scents.
♥ a freeform conscious dance where movement expands* spirit activates* boundaries melt* boredom ceases* creativity breaks out* hope happens* beauty flows* communities collaborate* ritual is reinvented* harmony resonates* beat deepens as an electronic tapestry of world* rhythms weave us together as individuals within a greater family♥
Dance as a Manifestation of the LIGHT!