19.00 Doors open
19.30 Opening circle
19.45 Ecstatic Dance
21.45 Closing circle
LAUNCH DATE: 15 NOV
DJ & FACILITATOR
Founder of Ecstatic Dance UK, Renée Lacroix has quickly built herself a name amongst the conscious dance scene in London and internationally, first as event producer then as DJ. Like many, she started DJing in her bedroom after a handful of YouTube tutorials and now plays in London, Paris, Lisbon and Bristol. As an avid traveller and a classically trained pianist, her sets will make you travel around the globe with a sophisticated tapestry of world electronica and neoclassical. Check out her sets here: https://www.mixcloud.com/renée-lacroix/
What is ecstatic dance
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 difference with Ecstatic Dance is there is no talking, no shoes, no alcohol or smoking and no judgement, we respect each other and ourselves, the dance floor is a safe space to bring your individual self to the greater connection of community.
Catharsis is one of the most powerful forms of healing as often we do not understand our feelings and emotions and so there are no words. Ecstatic Dance takes you into those places and allows you the freedom to express whatever it is that needs to come out leaving you with freedom, liberation and peace.
There are no teacher or rules, but we ask you to follow a few guidelines:
1. No talking. ED is a silent practice -you are welcome to communicate with others with your body language, but please keep words outside the space.
2. No shoes. Barefoot dancing helps us ground ourselves by creating direct contact between our feet and the floor. ED is best practiced barefoot but you can also wear socks if you wish to.
3. No drugs/alcohol. ED is a conscious practice embracing mindfulness.
4. Phone-free zone. Please keep your phones off/silent and out of sight.
5. Respect of self and other. We ask participants to take responsability for themselves, but also to watch out for others and be mindful of their personal space.
-What to bring? A large (reusable) water bottle
-What to wear? Dress in layers. Our events are judgement-free spaces, so feel free to dress however you wish, whether it's a t-shirt and leggings or a fully-sequined catsuit. As long as you're comfortable, anything goes!
-What kind of music? ED music is eclectic and not linked to any specific genre. We start with ambient, chillout tunes then bring you on an ecstatic journey with electronica, EDM, world music and ethnic beats before bringing you back down with downtempo tracks and finish with a gentle sound bath.
-Are children allowed? TBC
-What is your refund policy? We don't offer any refunds, but we can transfer your ticket to a future event if you notify us up to 48 hours before the event.
£10.00 Early Bird
£15.00 Advance & On the door
Tickets available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ecstatic-dance-tickets-77506482977
See you on the dance floor!
Claire & the Infinity Healing team
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The DJ for the Ecstatic Dance is Renée Lacroix. Founder of Ecstatic Dance UK, Canadian-born Renée has quickly built herself a name amongst the conscious dance scene in London and internationally, first as event producer then as DJ. Like many, she started DJing in her bedroom after a handful of YouTube tutorials. She recently completed the Ecstatic DJ Training and now has gigs in London, Paris, Lisbon and Bristol. As an avid traveller and a classically trained pianist, her sets will make you travel around the globe with a sophisticated tapestry of world electronica and neoclassical.