Ecstatic Dance & Live Sound Bath ~ Mattana & Osara

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Ecstatic Dance Bristol

1st & 3rd Sunday of every month | 10:30 ~ 14:00
Simpleweb, 86 Bedminster Parade, Bristol, BS3 4HL
 
Sun 5 Nov ~ Mattana & Osara
Sun 19 Nov ~ Phoënix
Sun 3 Dec ~ Mira Khanya x Luianna
Sun 17 Dec ~ Gaia Harvey Jackson

Sun 5 Nov 
Ecstatic Dance & Live Sound Bath
Mattana & Osara

EDB combines the worlds of Ecstatic Dance and diverse Dance Music with prayer, mindfulness and ritual.

Using the practice of Ecstatic Dance we create a held space for you to express, expand and experience rejuvenation through movement, dance and sound.

The experience is a modern day ritual where the communion of people, movement and sound serve as mediums for transformation, liberation and soul invigorating celebration.

Our community gatherings are sober and suitable for all ages, abilities and people.

Mattana ~ Ecstatic Dance

Hailing from London, Mattana is a Multi-instrumentalist and DJ that encompasses dance music from around the world in her eclectic sets. She's a strong believer in the power of music to unite and break down cultural boundaries with her DJ sets reflecting her global influences. 

Mattana is a trainee Dance and Movement Psychotherapist who leads workshops incorporating music, movement and games to support people in expressing themselves and connecting with others. In addition to DJing and facilitating, she's also an Event Producer who specialises in producing community carnivals and events for young people. 

She DJs regularly in London bars and clubs such as Elektrowerkz, Brixton Hootenanny and The Jago, as well as at festivals including Boomtown, Wilderness, Tropical Pressure and Whirl-Y-Fayre. She is passionate about using music and dance to bring people together, playing for a range of feminist and queer events such as Qwe’re, Popola and Body2Body, and is a resident DJ with Pinky Promise, Party in your Pants and Quench.

Listen to her mixes on SoundCloud

Check out her Website

Osara ~ Live Sound Bath

Osara combines live music, vocals and percussion to create immersive Sound Journeys that are ever responding to the spirit of time, community and place. He finds inspiration from many places, especially medicine, ceremony and folk music from indigenous tribes, lands and cultures such as Sami, Celtic, Yawanawá, Huni Kuin, Umbanda, Latin America and Africa.

Schedule

10:30 Doors Open ~ Arrive & Stretch
11:00 Opening Circle
11:15 Ecstatic Dance ~ Mattana
11:30 Doors Closed
13:15 Live Sound Bath ~ Osara
13:45 Closing Circle
14:00 Complete

Venue, Parking & Travel

Venue Address

Simpleweb, 86 Bedminster Parade, Bristol, BS3 4HL

Google Maps link:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/WKoFDGRSNtLfnZFZ6?g_st=ic

Parking

There is free on-street parking on Sundays in the surrounding area. Please check street signs for parking restrictions / payment requirements (in case there are any).

Travel & Bristol Clean Air Zone (CAZ)

If driving please check if you need to pay to drive through Bristol's CAZ:
https://pay.drive-clean-air-zone.service.gov.uk/vehicles/enter_details

Bristol CAZ map:
https://www.bristol.gov.uk/residents/streets-travel/bristols-caz/view-a-map

Please lift share, walk, cycle, Voi or use public transport where possible. 

What to Bring

  • water & bottle
  • dress in layers
  • notebook & pen
  • something to lie on for the Sound Bath (blanket, yoga mat or similar)
  • earplugs if you are sensitive to loud sound (the music can get loud sometimes)
  • ear protection for children

Exchange

By purchasing a ticket and attending our events you agree to respect and follow our Ecstatic Dance Guidelines and Safe(r) Space Agreement. These guidelines and agreements indicate the behaviour and rules that are acceptable and must be followed. These are put in place to create a held space for the practice of Ecstatic Dance and to ensure that everyone feels safe and welcome in our spaces. Please see below for the guidelines and agreement.

All of our ticket prices include booking fees.

  • £17.50 Standard
  • £20 Supporter (these tickets allow us to provide 'Low Income' tickets)
  • £15 Low Income (limited amount ~ please only buy this ticket if it genuinely applies to you)
  • £10 Kids/Teens Ticket 4-16yrs
  • £20 On The Door

Optional Donations of any amount are welcome. Donations help support EDB provide the best Ecstatic Dance sessions possible.

If you are a parent / carer wanting to bring more than one child please get in touch for ticket discount options (email Osara)

After purchasing a ticket, if you haven't received a confirmation email, please check your Spam Folder. If it's not there, please email us. Alternatively, you can simply turn up and give your name / email address on the door to gain entry.

Options for People on Low Income

1. EDB Membership (available for everyone)
Become a member to support the continuing growth of this community and benefit from a 21% discount on tickets for all of our events. Membership options of £5 / £10 / £20 per month (sign up here).

2. Volunteering opportunities
Join the team and help with the event setup and packdown in exchange for ticket (email Osara to enquire).

3. Talk to us
If you cannot afford a ticket please email Osara to discuss options. No one is turned away due to lack of funds (unless the event has Sold Out).

Refunds & Transfers

Please note, we do not arrange refunds.
We encourage ticket reselling via the Ecstatic Dance Bristol Community' group on Signal.
OR
If you give notice 48hrs or more before the event we can transfer your ticket to a future date (email Osara).

Disclaimer

Please note, that by purchasing a ticket you agree that Ecstatic Dance Bristol is not liable for any injury or harm that you may incur at our events.

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines & Safe(r) Space Agreement

By purchasing a ticket and attending our events you agree to respect and follow our Ecstatic Dance Guidelines and Safe(r) Space Agreement. These guidelines and agreements indicate the behaviour and rules that are acceptable and must be followed. These are put in place to create a held space for the practice of Ecstatic Dance and to ensure that everyone feels safe and welcome in our spaces. 

When purchasing a ticket to the event you must click a box to say that you have read the agreements. 

Upon entry you will be asked if you have read the agreements. If not, there will be a print out of the agreements you can read through before entering the space. The agreements are printed and put up around the venue.

The Welfare Angel and Team Members will be announced at the Opening Circle. The Welfare Angel will be wearing a coloured arm band around their arms so you can distinguish and recognise who they are.

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines

  • Be here: no outside shoes
  • Be free: dance how you want / no judgement
  • Be present: no phones and no unauthorised filming or photography (please read below for further info about our authorised filming and photography)
  • Be embodied: no talking on the dance floor
  • Be clear: no alcohol or drugs
  • Be consensual: respect and honour boundaries of yourself and others - if it's not a clear “YES”, everything else must be considered a “NO

Authorised Filming & Photography

A designated Team Member (who is announced at the Opening Circle) will take a few videos and photos at a few appropriate moments during the session. We use videos and photos to promote Ecstatic Dance on social media. We mostly take videos of the DJs and Musicians. If you don't want to be included in a video or photo, please let a Team Member know. If you see any footage of yourself online and want it deleted, please message us directly (on social media or via email) and we’ll remove it straight away.

Safe(r) Space Agreement

  • You are responsible for yourself, your wellbeing and your belongings
  • You are responsible for your own experience and interactions with others
  • Be mindful, respectful and aware of yourself and others
  • You agree to be consensual, respect other people's boundaries and ensure you give as much space as they require - if it's not a clear “YES”, everything else must be considered a “NO
  • People can change their mind, therefore remember that a YES can always turn into a NO and that must be respected every time
  • You agree that you are able to say “YES” or “NO” in a clear, appropriate and respectful way (a “NO” can be putting hands together 'prayer hands' followed by a bow)
  • If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable for any reason then please let our Welfare Angel or a Team Member know immediately

If you see any inappropriate behaviour, someone breaching consent or if anyone comes to you to report an issue please let the Welfare Angel and/or a Team Member know immediately.

If an issue is reported, the Team Leader and/or Event Organiser will make a decision about how to respond to the issue e.g. removing a person from the event if necessary. 

Links

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Ecstatic Dance Bristol
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Ace Collectiv
@acecollectiv
https://linktr.ee/acecollectiv

Osara
@osarasound
http://linktr.ee/osarasound

Select tickets

This event started 7 months ago

Standard £17.50
Supporter £20
these tickets allow us to provide 'Low Income' tickets
Low Income £15 Sold out
limited amount ~ please only buy this ticket if it genuinely applies to you
Kids/Teens Ticket 4-16yrs £10
Add an optional donation for Ecstatic Dance Bristol
£
Donations of any amount are gratefully received ~ they help support EDB to provide the best Ecstatic Dances possible
Total
£

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