Ecstatic at the Shattuck
Sunday August 8, 10am
Based on the success of our first trance dance event, we excitedly welcome Jim back to offer a small Ecstatic at the Shattuck series!
"Dancing is one of the great pleasures of life. When we dance beyond any expected form or style we spontaneously create the dance by exploring and releasing our natural flow of feelings. By Trance or Ecstatic Dancing we actually move our consciousness into spontaneous healing - spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically." Frank Natale
"Ecstatic" from the Greek "ekstasis" means displacement, trance, to take flight, or to drive out of one's senses. Ecstatic/Trance dance is a ritual that is thousands of years old and uses authentic movement , and drum beats to achieve meditative and transformative states of consciousness.
Jim Mercer, a local south coast resident, will present this Trance/ ecstatic dance experience. He studies yoga, meditation, consciousness, and dance movement. Join us in this first Ecstatic dance at the Shattuck gallery.
We encourage you to wear comfortable clothing and socks or bare feet for optimal movement, and bring a cloth or bandana for a blindfold. The blindfold helps to deepen the experience by reducing self-consciousness and heightening all of the other senses. No experience necessary, all levels and ages welcome.
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