URUBU Dance Tribe presents: DRUM MANTRA - LIVE Ecstatic Dance & Cacao

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Our Pioneering Live Music Afro-Brazilian Ecstatic Dance Journey is back!
Celebrate Live Music Ecstatic Dance & Cacao in One Awesome Event! 

SAT, 22 JUNE 2024, 5.45PM-10:15PM


We started Ecstatic Dance in the UK way back in 2009 with our amazing live musicians. And since then have offered Londoners safe, alcohol and drug-free spaces to dance, move and feel free in. So we are super excited to announce this exciting live music ecstatic dance journey! 

Come and Celebrate with us, more than 15 years of our epic tribal ecstatic dance events here in London! 

"Enter an open space... and with bare feet explore the exhilarating feeling of moving your body freely. You are invited to move, play, connect, sweat, stretch, sound, unwind, renew, release, contact dance, improvise, transform. Be true to yourself, while respecting others in the sacred space we create together."

ECSTATIC DANCE LONDON & URUBU Dance Tribe presents: 

  • 3-hour Live/DJ'd music Ecstatic Dance experience featuring our master Afro-Brazilian percussionists
  • Cacao Ceremony with Seth Newman
  • Gong Bath /Sound Healing Journey
  • Fruit/Chai/Cake Social

Join us for this very special Live & DJ'd Music Ecstatic Dance / Conscious Rave event featuring our outstanding Afro-Brazilian percussionists, saxophone player plus* Raw Cacao + Sound Journey and More! You're gonna love it!

Come Dance your Freedom - Ignite your Creativity - Open Your Heart!


◈ 5:45pm-6:15pm Doors open/ Arrival/ Optional Face Paints by our creative artist team

◈ 6:15pm-9pm URUBU Dance Tribe presents: Drum Mantra Live - Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony (Strictly no entry after 6:30pm sorry, this is so we can all journey together)

◈ 9pm-9:45pm Gong bath & Sound Healing Journey + Closing circle

◈ 9:45pm-10:15pm Optional complimentary refreshing fruit, samosas, cookies and chai to nourish you after the dance!



Join our resident band the URUBU Dance Tribe, spearheading the Ecstatic Dance movement from way back in 2009, for a wild evening of live music, ecstatic dance meditation, a beautiful cacao ceremony, and a relaxing gong bath, in celebration of life in London.

DRUM MANTRA is the call to dance! 

Through the medium of rhythm, and with the power of the Drum, we turn our attention inwards towards this body, these feet, this earth. Breath by breath arriving into our human experience, here now, here now.

This will be a beautiful & powerful evening of conscious & ecstatic dance, featuring outstanding professional musicians assembled for your dancing delight.

The evening will end with a Crystal Singing Bowl and GONG bath where you're invited to just lay down and let the sounds wash over you. It's incredibly relaxing and a fantastic way to end an evening of ecstatic dance! Please bring a blanket so that you are warm and cozy!! 

"Global music phenomenon the URUBU Collective has taken London by storm with their monthly ecstatic dance events!! URUBU delivers a captivating blend of exotic improvisational world grooves from ambient, meditative piano & vocal pieces through to high octane Afro-percussion. Expect tribal wildness and beautiful songs, Gongs, sound healing and more. You're gonna love it!" - Time Out

Featuring URUBU's amazing Brazilian Master drummers:

SETH NEWMAN (Urubu Collective, Ecstatic Dance London): Dj & Facilitator. 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 and started URUBU collective back in 2009 as a Live Music Ecstatic Dance experience with Afro-Brazilian drummers & musicians, 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.

ALUA NASCIMENTO (Urubu Collective): Alua is a multi-instrumentalist, music teacher and performer who studied popular Brazilian percussion and vibraphone at Free Music University of Sao Paulo and classical percussion at Sao Paulo Municipal School of Music. Alua is an ex-member of STOMP. His first public performance was at the age of 8, having learnt percussion from his father, the percussionist Dinho Nascimento.

JANSEN SANTANA (Urubu Collective): Percussionist multi-instrumentalist from Salvador-Bahia-Brazil based in London.Love to afro-jazz, soul, R&B and of course Brazilian flavours. He began his music career very early, with only 3 years of age he accompanied his father, the Artist Peu Meurray on his shows, who is his biggest musical influence, as well as his mother, Cida Nunes, who is also a singer. Jansen has been involved in projects with different concepts and music genres, national and international percussion festivals, cultural and environmental projects. MUSIC is his 1st priority and way of life!

CARL DAVIES (Urubu Collective): Saxophone supremo, vocalist, songwriter, keys player & producer at Horman, an East London based four piece band who create Alt-pop. Carl has have worked in various school, youth centre, residential and day centre settings since qualifying as a music therapist in 2006, currently works as a Clinical music therapist in schools and for Chroma arts therapies and the Edpsy practice Marylebone.

 Plus: a beautiful Sound Journey with SETH NEWMAN & DIANA UPITE: 

So you are invited to Dance Your Body Electric with amazing live music then lay down and receive a gorgeous Gong Bath/Sound Healing Meditation.


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, velvety-tasting 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!


  • Dancers enter at their own risk. Urubu School of Transformational Arts accepts no responsibility for spontaneous joy, open-heartedness or sore cheeks from too much smiling.
  • We do not refund tickets. Any questions, please contact us directly.
  • Waste is not cool – please remember to BYO reusable water bottle!
  • Smile! Urubu School of Transformational Arts will be recording this event. Please be aware that by entering the event, you irrevocably consent to and authorise without compensation USTA, its successors, assigns and licensees to use your voice and likeness and to photograph you and/or make sound, audio and/or audio-visual recordings (“recordings”) of you and to use the same worldwide for exploitation in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity. All such photographs and recordings to be the sole property of USTA, and you release USTA its successors, assigns and licensees from any liability on account of such usage.


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


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. 

PRICES: (limited availability, no tickets on the door)

Concessions £25 (limited availability + £0.60 stripe fee
Low waged £30 (limited availability) + £0.60 stripe fee
Regular waged £35 + £0.70 stripe fee
Abundant £40 + £0.80 stripe fee

PAYMENT: Honesty-based pricing in effect!! Please only book a concession or low waged ticket if you really need it, as we have a limited number available. Please leave these tickets for people who genuinely need them. Thank you

CHILDREN: unfortunately these sessions are not suitable for children.

EVENTBRITE ORDER CONFIRMATION: Email might be in the spam folder. Please check the email you used to purchase the ticket, might not be your primary email account. Do not print any paper tickets, we will check you in by your name.

We also offer limited FREE crew spaces in exchange of you helping us set up and pack down. Please complete the crew sign up form and we will get in touch!


We do not offer refunds if you cannot attend; however we can transfer your ticket to another dance if you contact us via email or Eventbrite at least 48h prior to the event. Alternatively, you are welcome to pass on your ticket to a friend, colleague or family member. If you are showing any Covid-19 symptoms, please DO NOT attend the session. If we need to cancel the session due to unforeseen circumstances, we will issue a full refund.

If you have any questions, please send us an email to: youareyoubeyou@gmail.com


We look forward to welcoming you! 
Dee, Seth & Ecstatic Dance London team

INSTAGRAM: @ecstaticdance_london  @urubu_school_of_transformation
FACEBOOK: Ecstatic Dance LondonURUBUEcstatic Dance Temple
EMAIL: youareyoubeyou@gmail.com

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Concession £25.60
Please remember to bring a reusable water bottle, small towel and a set of dry clothes.
Lower Waged £30.60
Please remember to bring a reusable water bottle, small towel and a set of dry clothes.
Regular Waged £35.70
Please remember to bring a reusable water bottle, small towel and a set of dry clothes.
Abundance £40.80
Please remember to bring a reusable water bottle, small towel and a set of dry clothes.

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