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Coalescence Community Ecstatic Dance

September 3, 2023 at 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

About the Dance

Coalessence dances are containers in which we practice presence in the form of free-form expressive movement. We work together to co-create a non-judgmental, trauma informed space in which we dance to a wide range of music, structured in a sequence of varying rhythms and genres designed to facilitate a conscious journey. We support and practice consent culture here.

The Somatic Lab: led by various various artists, facilitators and teachers, 45 minutes, the lab is a space in time intended to inspire new ways of experiencing our dance and to share with each other our observations, inspirations and ways of learning. This time also serves to tune and prepare the environment for the upcoming dance.

The Warm-up Unguided, 30 minutes of music to tune our selves by

Opening Circle Acknowledgments, intention setting and co-creating the container

The Dance ~110 minutes of music and dance exploration.

Closing circle Sharing personal experiences of the dance followed by a round of names and community announcements

I used to think dance was something I did. Now I realize dance is something I am… we are.

Altar & Greeter work-trade signup 

If you’re interested in work-trading for any Coalessence Dance, please check out our Signup Genius Page to learn more & to sign up. Earn 2 free dances for 1 shift.

Consent and Wristbands:

We humbly ask that everyone continuously cultivate an atmosphere of consent, where our awareness of others’ experiences inform how we practice our dance, and how we make our ways through the world. This means getting clear verbal or non-verbal yes’s or no’s from those we approach. If “yes”, we are always sensitive to changes and endings. If “no”, we acknowledge the clarity with grace and appreciation.

We offer Red, Yellow & Green wristbands at the door for those wishing to clearly, visually indicate level of interest in interacting. Wearing them is not required but please do if so inspired.

More in the opening circle on how we work creatively and collaboratively to create a dance experience expressing respect and overall awesomeness towards all; please be present and participatory.

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