Dance Medicine Philly Ecstatic Dance Is Sunday March 1st
Dance Medicine Philly: Ecstatic Dance
Sunday March 1st
Hello, Ecstatic Dancers! Calling all you movers and shakers to this special ecstatic dance! Blessing us for her first appearance in Philadelphia, we're welcoming, Tasha Blank! Tasha is the founder and head extraordinaire DJ at "The Get Down" in NYC, which is a soul blasting dance party going for 10 years straight. We're very lucky to have her make this appearance in Philly. She will be joined with live music accompaniment by AJ Nocito. AJ is an amazing percussionist who will enrich the dance experience throughout, then melt us at the end with a handpan soundbath.
The warm-up is also going to be led by Tasha. Teaching moving courses ranging with titles like: "Electric Body, Movement and Meditation Practices," and "Radical Movement 101", expect this warm-up to be a mixture of guided dance movements and somatic exercises to get you deep into your body and ready for the 2.5 hour dance experience.
About Tasha: www.thegetdownnyc.com, www.tashablank.com
International DJ + Dance Floor Instigator since 2010, Tasha is the founder of "The Get Down" and creator of the viral dance manifesto we came to dance. Known for ferocious live performances that sweep crowds into their rawest, sweatiest expression, Tasha's original music invites listeners on a hypnotizing ride into even deeper, juicier territory.
About AJ: https://www.facebook.com/ajnocitomusic/
AJ is an NYC based percussionist and avid movement enthusiast.
When he's not firing up the dance floor with the thump of a djembe, he can be found doing high kicks and bringing happy mosh pit vibes to the middle of the madness. To him, music is life. As long as the rhythm is rocking and bodies are moving, all is well.
Schedule for the Event:
5:00pm-6pm Warm-up with Tasha Blank
6:00pm-8:30pm Ecstatic Dance music by Tasha Blank
8:30pm-9:00pm Sound Bath by AJ Nocito
9:00pm-9:45pm Fruit share, clean up and good bye
We collectively come alive for Ecstatic dance; turning a quiet Sunday evening into an electric, grounding, energetic, life giving experience. As we dance, there will be blankets and an alter set out in a lounge area for resting, reflection and relaxation as well as the Mooncraft Elixir Bar for energizing beverages and nourishing snacks. Afterwards, we’ll have a short closing circle and then invite everyone to eat some freshly prepared fruits and snacks as we say goodbye.
This is a dance as you wish, safe space, absolutely everyone is welcome event. We are substance and alcohol free. We encourage no talking on the dance floor while we are in the flow of the event. This is organized by a group of dance and movement enthusiasts who want to build community through dance and appreciation for healthy living. If you feel called to participate and help out in any way we welcome you (send us a message of inquiry). Volunteers are greatly appreciated. Please invite your friends. This community and experience fosters both indivdual and collective growth. Encourage your friends to join us as we witness our own transformations.
Some things to consider bringing:
Water bottle, yoga mat, something warm to cover with for the sound healing, drums/rattles, flow toys like hula hoops, juggling balls and poi.
Early Bird (only 10!! tickets available) - $15 then it's......
Regular - $20 (Available until 4:45pm on the day of the dance)
At the door price - $30 (available online and at the door, cash)
Come whenever you can arrive. If you need to come in late or leave early this is ok. Kids of all ages welcome too!!
1. Dance however you wish
2. No talking on the dance floor
3. Respect the space
4. No alcohol, no shoes (unless foot protection is necessary)