MVMNT - Drum and Bass infused Ecstatic Dance & Cacao with DJ James Buchanan
- Sat 1st Jul 2023, 7pm – 9:45pm UK time (UTC +01:00)
- Tufnell Park, London, UK (2 min walk from station, exact address details will be in the order confirmation email)
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ECSTATIC DANCE LONDON presents:
MVMNT - Drum and Bass
Saturday night Drum and Bass music infused ecstatic dance with sound system, optional silent disco headphones, mesmerising visuals, raw vegan cacao, positive intention setting ceremony & fruit social! 7PM-9:45PM, It will be EPIC!!!
We’re psyched to welcome back our guest DJ James Buchanan to the decks on Saturday night for MVMNT! This will be the 2nd Drum and Bass offering in our new dance space in North London! James also joined us at the Ecstatic Dance Festival last year with his awesome sets and sound system!
Come along for a club-like dance experience -but not in the club! Held in a spacious dance space. There is no bar, no one is selling you drinks and the main guideline is no talking on the dancefloor! You come to just dance! Everyone comes to Dance!
Something magical, alchemical, transformational even, can happen on a dancefloor, where everyone who is there, is there to dance. Come to dance, come to sweat, come to move, play, connect, stretch, sound, unwind, renew, release, contact dance, improvise, and transform. Be true to yourself, while respecting others in the sacred space we create together.
With a scorching soundtrack of Drum and bass to empower your journey. You’re invited to come discover MVMNT for yourself!This is a unique sober Saturday night dance in London with Ecstatic Dance London – Pioneers of Ecstatic Dance in the UK since 2009!
♥DJ JAMES BUCHANAN: His passion for drum & bass was born growing up in London and was influenced by the music of the day. Pirate radio, Drum & Bass clubs, and the UK Bass Music scene. His creativity was kindled with the potential of the finely detailed dynamics of high-quality speakers with which to deliver a digital sound experience in the best possible way. Once he lovingly built the sound system, he realised only certain music translates to his finely detailed speakers. That there is his mission, and deep intention.. to combine great music with high-quality speakers that deliver the detail and sonics that our very fine ears deserve! And so, we are in for a real treat. As well as Blowfelts’ delectable taste in Drum & Bass, we will be offered the ecstatic experience and sonic delight of his sound system! Instagram: @ecstatica._
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We’ll be including delicious ceremonial grade cacao and a beautiful cacao ceremony/guided meditation facilitated by Seth to connect us with our body, our heart, and positive intention.
An Evening of Ecstatic Dance with No Alcohol, No Drugs – Just Music, Amazing Rhythms and Cacao!
No prior experience of dance necessary. All welcome.
FREE CREW SPACES: We offer limited free crew spaces, scroll down to find more info and crew sign up form.
Our Ecstatic Dance sessions have guidelines of: No booze, No Shoes, No phones, No Chit Chat, Move However You Wish, Respect yourself and others.
PRACTICE SPECIFICS: Warm-up: stretch, move/dance and reflect on the intention for the dance to a gentle sound wave. The Practice: freestyle dancing to a large sound wave featuring Live DJ set. Some guidance & facilitation will be provided. And then we will let the music, the community and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey. Relaxation: Ecstatic Dance usually ends with a deep relaxation. (More info about what is Ecstatic Dance - please scroll further down).
No late comers please. This is a shared journey from the beginning to the end and we aim to create a safe container for all dancers. If you are more than 30 min late from the start of the session, unfortunately you won’t be able to join the session, please respect this and arrive on time. Thank you
***Please note: this is a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol space! This is one of the very few spaces where Londoners can go out dancing on a Saturday night in London in a safe and clean sober space. Please respect this, and please don’t come drunk or high as you will be refused entry or asked to leave. No refunds!***
WHAT TO EXPECT:
-Next-level, conscious, inspiring and diverse Drum and Bass dance music journey!
-A unique conscious clubbing experience!
-A beautiful, sacred, heartful, fun & safe space for you to dance freely in
-Yummy, velvety tasting raw vegan cacao drink and intention setting ritual
-Superb sound system and optional silent disco headphones for more immersive experience
-Vibrant people who love to dance and love music!
-Optional fruit social to nourish you after the dance
-Best Saturday night out and no hangover!
At Ecstatic Dance London we LOVE chocolate, RAW chocolate-CACAO! We will provide complimentary Raw Vegan Cacao to superfood charge your dance with us! Cacao is the ultimate heart opener, it will give you energy, revitalise your BodyMind inviting you to express, release & unleash your creativity during the dance! Our Raw Vegan Cacao is prepared lovingly by Diana (who makes the best cacao in town for sure!). She uses ethically sourced, highest quality ingredients from Guatemala, directly from a reliable cacao bean farmer. Join us to explore Cacao + Ecstatic Dance as a potent synthesis for Transformation!
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive” - Joseph Campbell
◈ 7pm-7:30pm Doors Open/ Check in / Dance Warm up (No entry after 7:30pm sorry, this is so we can all journey together)
◈ 7:30pm-9:45pm Cacao Ceremony, Positive Intention Setting/ Ecstatic Dance SoundWave
◈ 9:45pm-10:15pm Optional fruit social to nourish you after the dance
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1. Please come already dressed in comfortable clothing suitable for movement/fitness and dress in layers. Bring a set of dry clothes/small towel as you will probably get sweaty during the session. Toilets are available at the venue but there are no separate changing rooms.
2. We dance barefoot, in soft indoor shoes or grip socks.
3. a Reusable water bottle. Tap water & lemon water refill available at the venue.
4. A healthy snack to have after the dance.
2 minutes walk from Tufnell Park station, North London (Exact venue details will be in your order confirmation email!)
-Nearest station is Tufnell Park. 2 min walk from the station. Please check tfl.gov for latest travel updates.
-If you are driving, please be aware that the venue is in an Ultra Low Emission Zone and you may be liable to pay the daily fee.
-Find parking on parkopedia and use venues postcode. There is no parking at the venue.
-There are bicycle racks at the venue to lock your bike if you are cycling.
-Venue is accessible to wheelchair users.
-Toilets are available at the venue.
Book online or pay cash/ card on the door. Includes booking fees.
- Low waged/concession £15 + £0.50 fee (limited availability)
- Regular £20 + £0.50 fee
- Abundance £25 + £0.50 fee
ORDER CONFIRMATION: Email might be in the spam folder. Please check. Do not print any paper tickets, we will check you in by your name.
FREE CREW SPACES:
We also offer limited FREE *crew spaces in exchange of you helping us set up and/or pack down. (*Requirement - you need to have attended at least two of our indoor events before you can join the crew) Please complete the crew sign up form and we will get in touch: https://forms.gle/uXVr8kK9Eos7hjbK6
CHILDREN: unfortunately these sessions are not suitable for children.
We do not offer refunds if you cannot attend if less then 72h notice is given. You are welcome to pass on your ticket to a friend, colleague or family member however please let us know the date & time of the booked session, name and email address of the person attending in your. Send us an email with the replacement person's details. If you won't be attending, please do let us know. If we need to cancel the session due to unforeseen circumstances, we will issue a full refund.
If you are showing any Covid-19 symptoms, please DO NOT attend the session.
If you have any questions, please send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS ECSTATIC DANCE?
MUSIC - MOVEMENT - COMMUNITY!
Brought to you by: Ecstatic Dance London - We love to dance. We love music. We love to inspire, to connect, to heal and transform!
Ecstatic Dance is a dance/movement practice to explore the exhilarating feeling of moving your body freely. You are invited to move, play, connect, sweat, stretch, sound, unwind, renew, release, improvise, transform. Be true to yourself, while respecting your body, in this space that we co-create together. Move your body, unleash the wild dancing self without caring what people think, claim your freedom, open your heart & touch the infinite!
Our Ecstatic Dance classes create a safe and respectful environment that embraces 'all ways'. We offer a movement practice that supports your free expression of emotions and inner space through movement and music. Our intention for these Ecstatic Dance classes is self-exploration, connection, fun, healing, expanding human potential and community building through freestyle ecstatic dance.
Enter an open space...and with your bare feet explore the exhilarating feeling of moving your body freely. You are invited to move, play, connect, sweat, stretch, sound, unwind, renew, release, improvise, transform. Be true to yourself, while respecting your body, in this space that we co-create together.
PRACTICE SPECIFICS: Warm-up: stretch, move/dance and reflect on the intention for the dance to a gentle sound wave. The Practice: freestyle dancing to a large sound wave featuring Live DJ set. Some guidance & facilitation will be provided. And then we will let the music, the community and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey. Relaxation: Ecstatic Dance usually ends with a deep relaxation.
ECSTATIC DANCE GUIDELINES:
No late comers please. This is a shared journey from the beginning to the end and we aim to create a safe container for all dancers.
1. No talking during the dance (if you wish to talk, you are welcome to chat before/after dance outside the main dance space). When we dance without the chitchat, something alchemical can happen on the dancefloor. A unified field of Being emerges and we feel both wild and free, contained within ourselves And connected to something much, much greater than our individual selves.
2. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment
3. No photos or videos, Mobile phones muted and out of sight
4. Care/Awareness for the co-created space and each other
5. Move your body however you wish
6. No spectating. Stay connected to your own body, sensations, emotions, and feelings. Ecstatic Dance is about you and your relationship to the Dance. Dancers feel uncomfortable when being spectated at. Come prepared to Dance yourself free from inhibitions!
7. 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. Thank you, no thank you.)
8. This is not a pick up place. Please respect all dancers (especially women) and do not ask for anyone's contact details. If you wish to stay in touch with someone, give them your email instead of asking for their contact details. No means no.
"Our bodies instinctively know what feels good or bad, right or wrong. However, often our heads get in the way. Ecstatic Dance is about finding our way through to what feels good. How can we use dance to consciously transform towards finding joy, without denying our anger or sadness? Ask yourself: what’s my body feeling in this moment? Does it feel good moving this way, or that? Does it feel nourishing to dance with another, or dance solo? Where do I most feel connected with Self? Let your body lead the way." ~ Abigail Harris
DJ & FACILITATOR:
◈ Sessions are facilitated and DJed by Seth Newman - the pioneer of Ecstatic Dance in the UK since 2009!
Seth Newman: As the founder of the Ecstatic Dance London and URUBU School of Transformational Arts and, he integrates the roots of Humanistic therapies, Bioenergetics & Body Psychotherapy, Transpersonal Psychology and Tantra in creative and life-transforming workshops, retreats and trainings. As a coach, Seth is dedicated to helping people calm, empower and rejuvenate their busy minds and bodies to achieve the best versions of themselves. Seth brings a wealth of experience holding heart-centered spaces.
His in-depth studies, trainings, personal experiences of many therapeutic modalities such as Humanistic & Body Psychotherapy, the Human Potential Movement, 5 Rhythms, Active meditations and the teaching of the Indian Mystic Osho who he grew up with in India in the 1970s, infuse his approach to living a creative, holistic & embodied life and sharing his unique offerings with others. Seth has been facilitating regular workshops for many years.
As a musician, Seth is very passionate about rhythm & drumming, has an MA in Community Music from Goldsmith College, worked as a world music percussion teacher in East London schools for almost 20 years, created URUBU collective back in 2009 as a Live Music Ecstatic Dance experience with Afro-Brazilian drummers & musicians and started his journey as an avid DJ with a love for Afro-Beat, Cuban and Brazilian music and created an Ecstatic Dance scene in London and the UK. Seth has a life-long passion for 5 Rhythms and other movement and Ecstatic Dance practices.
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We look forward to welcoming you!
Dee, Seth & Ecstatic Dance London team
INSTAGRAM: @ecstaticdance_london @urubu_school_of_transformation
FACEBOOK: Ecstatic Dance London, URUBU, Ecstatic Dance Temple
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