Wednesday, March 27 :: One Year Anniversary Celebration
Ecstatic Dance NYC returns to Union Square - where it all started!
No Booze. No Shoes. No Chit-Chat. A few guidelines to keep the dance floor safe and the good vibes flowing freely.
An AMAZING ballroom space in the heart of NYC. Great DJ's. Sick sound system, dark wood floor for your bare feet, and PLENTY of room for you to move however you wish.
Bevs and nibbles, chill space for chatting, sacred space for getting your mind right. Great people, great tunes.
A community gathering for people who LOVE to dance. Join us!!
No Booze. No Shoes. No Chit-Chat. A few guidelines to keep the dance floor safe and the good vibes flowing freely. An AMAZING ballroom space in the heart of NYC. Great DJ's. Sick sound system, dark wood floor for your bare feet, and PLENTY of room for you to move however you wish. Bevs and nibbles, chill space for chatting, sacred space for getting your mind right. Great people, great tunes. A community gathering for people who LOVE to dance. Join us!!
Ecstatic Dance NYC returns to Union Square - where it all started - to celebrate the one-year anniversary of this offering and community.
Rebecca Bone teaches "Dancing and Being Danced," a Contact Improv-based Warm Up class, from 7-8pm
About the Warmup: In this hour-long class we will warm up to dancing by exploring moving thru the space by ourselves and with each other while holding our attention in this meeting point of internal and external. We will explore some basic practices of dancing in contact with another person (Contact Improv) and discover how that connection can enrich our dancing.
Haale lights us up with a musical Invocation, between DJ sets.
AJ Block doses us with the healing vibrations of his didgeridoo, as we close our night.
Dan Baker stimulates our senses with visual art projections ALL NIGHT LONG.
Union Square Ballroom
27 Union Square West
Wednesday, March 27
7-8pm: Contact Improv-based Warmup Class with Rebecca Bone
8-11pm: Joro-Boro / $mall ¢hange
11pm-ish: Sound Healing with AJ Block
$20 before / $30 at the door
$20 tickets available online!
~ Fueled by ~
$mall ¢hange was the first-ever Ecstatic Dance NYC DJ, kicking off a year of awesome, at Jivamukti Yoga School, on March 24, 2012. We're so glad to have had him on our dance floor all year, and to have him back at the helm, on March 27, 2013!
Joro-Boro returns to the helm, after a very memorable, very sweaty, very nourishing Ecstatic Dance journey at St. Mark's Church in The Bowery, in August 2012. Like, whoa. Looking forward to dancing with him again, and to what's he's got in store for us all, on March 27!
Rebecca Bone has been practicing Contact Improvisation for 6 years and performing dance improvisation since 2003. She is a freelance dancer with independent choreographers in NYC and is developing her own work in dance improvisation performance in collaboration with violist Richard Kim.
It wouldn't be an Ecstatic Dance gathering in NYC without AJ Block as our Sound Healer. He'll be sharing his magical didgeridoo vibrations with us, after three hours of music by Joro-Boro and $mall ¢hange.
Between DJ sets, Haale will enliven us with a musical Invocation. She is a super talented musician, based here in NYC, who performs around town with her amazing band, The Mast. We're excited and honored to have her in our space!
Dan Baker, of PORTL.tv, will share visuals with the dance floor and space all night long. We're honored to have our good friend join us for on 3.27, and hope that this is the first of many collaborations with him!
About $mall ¢hange
Brooklyn-based DJ $mall ¢hange has been a key ingredient of many conscious dance events in the past few years, including Get Your Dance On and No Parking on the Dancefloor. He's known and celebrated for his bottomless well of music from more genres than most of us know exist. He looooves to dance and hoop, and supports the Flow Arts and Hooping communities here in NYC with frequent gatherings in Brooklyn.
http://djsmallchange.com/ for more info!
Joro-Boro was born in Bulgaria. He plays and promotes etnoteck, glitch-folk and post-national bass – the dirty local side of globalization force-fed back into a party without borders detonating the conglomerated mono-culture.
Joro-Boro hosted MoGlo (Modern Global) on Radio New York 91.5FM, has toured with Balkan Beat Box, and has performed with artists ranging from Bassnectar to Tinariwen.
http://soundcloud.com/joro-boro for tunes!
About AJ Block
For nearly half a decade AJ Block has advocated the path to deeper connection through sound. AJ is one of New York City’s premier didgeridoo players and is a co-founder of Didge Project. AJ has performed for audiences all around the world and has brought the didgeridoo into many new contexts including therapeutic events at wellness centers and genre-defying music ensembles. Ultimately AJ sees the didgeridoo and its emphasis on breath control as one of the most powerful tools for self-healing and empowerment. Visit the Didge Project website for more info about AJ and his work!
About Ecstatic Dance NYC
Ecstatic Dance NYC is a community gathering for music, freeform movement and conscious dance. Move however you wish! No Booze. No Shoes. No Chit-Chat. You love to dance? Awesome. We do too!
1. No talking on the dance floor (plenty of room to talk off-floor)
2. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment
3. No photos or videos, cellphones muted and out of sight
4. Care/Awareness for the space and each other
5. Move your body however you wish
6. You can dance alone, or with as many partners as (you) like to join. (If you’d rather not dance with someone, thank them for the offer by placing your hands in prayer position at your heart – Namaste.)
What to Bring:
1. Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself
2. Water and a water bottle. You can refill it at the venue.
What to Expect:
1. Plenty of room to move on the dance floor.
2. A musical journey designed to inspire your movement
~ Dance your hearts full, NYC! ~