Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Reverb hosts Ecstatic Dance Charleston Aug. 13 for a two hour trance dance

Don't hate, meditate

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 10:34 AM

click to enlarge Founder of Ecstatic Dance Charleston, Alexandra Seaman. - JONATHAN BONCEK
  • Jonathan Boncek
  • Founder of Ecstatic Dance Charleston, Alexandra Seaman.
If you've never entertained the notion of "getting high on life," well, you may want to reconsider your stance. Ecstatic Dance Charleston promises that at their *sober* two-hour dance parties, you'll move into a meditative state, tapping into parts of yourself that are concealed during the everyday, and blurred during happy hour.

When CP interviewed Ecstatic Dance Founder Alexandra Seaman in February, Seaman explained that when "you get somebody out on the dance floor, you give them something to listen to, and you invite them to move ... And what comes up is anything from fear to insecurity to expectation to judgement, and you can work through it in a way that's very open. It will depend on the dancer how internal or external that experience is. Sometimes you just need an hour or two hours to be with yourself, and you dance like crazy, and another time you might find yourself dancing with another person or the entire group, so each time can be very different."
Ecstatic dance, or "trance dance" has roots in ancient Shamanism and is designed to quiet the mind while awakening the body. Trippy, but, as far as we can tell, this natural high has no dreaded come down.

You can check out Ecstatic Dance's next get together at the Reverb light box space this Sun. Aug. 13 fro 7 to 9 p.m. Ten to 20 dollar donations are encouraged. 

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