Thu, Dec 08|
Edgewood Arts Center
MAKE LOVE TO GRAVITY: Dance Floorwork Basics
Dance Floorwork Basics as a warm-up at the beginning of Ecstatic Dance DC's weekly jam in DC at the Edgewood Arts Center in DC. Learn the fundamentals of dance through the lens of our relationship to gravity- to the EARTH.
Time & Location
Dec 08, 2022, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST
Edgewood Arts Center, 3415 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017, USA
About the Event
DANCE IS THE GATEWAY HEALING DRUG - Join me next Thursday, December 8th at 8pm where I will be facilitating MAKING LOVE TO GRAVITY: Dance Floorwork Basics as a warm-up at the beginning of Ecstatic Dance DC's weekly jam in DC at the Edgewood Arts Center in DC.
Learn the fundamentals of dance as movement through time and space and how the impetus of ALL movement, starts with our relationship to gravity- to the EARTH. Through Fall and Recovery technique, learn to pray through your connection to the floor/to the earth beneath your feet with the essentials of contemporary dance floorwork. Focus less on FORM, SHAPES and VIRTUOSIC TRICKS and more on how your relationship to GRAVITY, the Earth's heart, MOVES YOU. Dance to see how you REALLY FEEL rather than fear shame about how you LOOK.
Using Feldenkrais, Bartenieff, Laban, AFCMD, Humphrey and Limon fundamentals, this intro warm up is for all levels and ages
ECSTATIC DANCE DC
Ecstatic Dance DC is the dance-iest dance floor in all of DC. An incredible diversity of expressions and generations show up for one thing: to dance. All magic and connection sprouts from that singular intention. Our barefoot, non-verbal, lucid space is curated for you to let loose, play, communicate with your body and connect with others in a vibrant setting.
**Ecstatic Dance** 8:00pm - Doors open - Lexi will facilitate 10:30pm - End of Session
:: DJ FlavYa ::
TICKETS: Tickets are $25 and will be $5 off for all femme & non-binary identifying peoples at the door<3
The Edgewood Arts Center
With regard to public health and our commitment to making Ecstatic Dance as safe as possible, we will be requiring proof of vaccination for entry. Thank you for your help keeping our community safe!
Please contact us about volunteer opportunities, which gives you free entry. Volunteer schedules must be arranged BEFORE dance day, no exceptions. Limited space available.
First time to an Ecstatic Dance? Here's an introduction to what we're about:
Ecstatic Dance is a community gathering for people who want to express themselves in a playful and artistic space with other people who value conscious connection, movement, and great music!
We create a dance/movement space that is inspiring and uplifting, without talking, alcohol or nightclub vibes. We encourage participants to utilize the Ecstatic Dance space as a laboratory for creative movement, unbridled self-expression, authentic connections and a healthy dose of sweat.
We hold a nonverbal, barefoot, alcohol-free container to keep the journey intentional and lucid. You can dance the night away and still wake up early to do awesome stuff in the world!
1. No talking on the dance floor
2. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment
3. No photos or videos, cellphones muted and out of sight
4. Respect for the space and for one another
5. Move your body however you wish!
6. You can dance alone, or with partners. (If you’d rather not dance with someone, thank them for the offer by placing your hands in prayer position at your heart)
What to Bring:
1. Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself
2. Water and a water bottle. You can refill it at the venue.
See you there!
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ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Lexi Mondot, also known as the Cycle Witch, has spent 28 years studying the body, mind and spirit through performative and somatic dance practices with master teachers to gather body wisdom based in human ritual - including expansive training methods such as: Alexander Technique, Bartenieff, Laban Movement Analysis, Feldenkrais, AFCMD, Gaga technique, Limon, Horton, Graham, Humphrey, Contemporary Dance, Floorwork, Improvisation + Contact Improvisation.
They spent 15 years researching, practicing and/or studying various healing methods including: Menstrual Cycle Awareness, CBT, EMDR, Pranayama, Kundalini, Nutrition, Yoga, Ayurveda, TCM, acupuncture, witchcraft, folk medicine, holistic nutrition and more.
They use years of experience as a healer, practicing witch, neurodivergent + genderqueer thriving survivor of PTSD to offer you a trans, queer-inclusive, trauma-informed + intersectional perspective on menstruality + spirituality that’s accessible, grounded, and rooted evidence-based methods, science and anthropology.
Lexi, aka The Cycle Witch, has a B.A. with Honors in Dance, a B.A. in Theatre and a Certification in Arts Management from Hollins University. They are a 200hr Certified Yoga Instructor through The Mindfulness Center, have been practicing witchcraft for 15 years and instructing/performing dance for over 20 years. Find out more at www.TheCycleWitch.com.