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December 21, 2017, 6:44pm - December 22, 2017, 1:59am
Welcome to the official Benevolence Festival launch party!!! As we close out 2017, the Winter Solstice has always been a time of self reflection, rejuvenation, and rebirth. The shortest day of the year yields an opportunity to embrace the darkness, and celebrate the night. As we begin to slow down, this beautiful process connects us deeper to nature, ourselves, and prepares us for the integration of the new cycle. Join us for an evening of cacao ceremony, music, dance, food, art, community, vendors, sound healing, and sharing as we set intentions in order to activate the highest calling of who and what we truly are. Be here for this special moment as we also collectively co-create the container for our magical gathering in 2020! Early arrival strongly suggested to find parking and enjoy our opening invocation. All ages welcome, more info below...
*** Limited pre-sale tickets: tikly.co/events/2345
❖ SCHEDULE ❖
6:44pm - Doors open to our community bazaar, food, and connections.
7:30pm - Cacao Ceremony & Opening Invocation lead by Xochitl Kusikuy Ashe and Atasiea with support from Anna Bliss & Bianca Vennise Flores (sponsored by Substantial Chocolate)
Xochitl (So-chil) Ashe is the first female of five generations of men to be initiated into the healing traditions of her Peruvian shamanic lineage, at age 16. She is an Andean Paqo, a Medicine Woman, Pipe Carrier, Visionary Business Coach and Life Purpose Guide. She combines modern cutting edge evolutionary modalities, Eastern traditions as well as the Earth Medicine of her Peruvian & Mexican lineage to bring about potent and lasting change.
Atasiea's primary soul life purpose is to heal through sound & movement. His intention is to heal himself, and simultaneously assist all others to heal themselves as one. He has a practice called "Angelic Presence Healing" based in EchoPark LA, where he offers massage, energy healing, channelling, readings, and yoga instruction. As an intuitive healer he provides, physical, emotional, and psycho-spiritual support to people using sound, movement, bodywork, energy healing, spiritual guidance counseling, and ceremonial facilitation.
8:30pm - Raye Zaragoza (acoustic set)
Raye Zaragoza is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and performer whose multinational heritage (Native American (O'odham), Mexican, Taiwanese and Japanese) deeply informs her music. This perspective can be heard in her independently released song “In the River,” a response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. Raye’s debut album, Fight For You displays her compassion, dedication to justice and equality for all, and keen eye for the seemingly small daily moments that become our most meaningful memories.
9:15pm - J Brave (DJ set) feat. Shylah Ray
J Brave is the founder and member of the internationally renown conscious Hip Hip collective the Luminaries. He has toured the world spreading messages of peace, love, and unity throughout his travels. His debut solo album "Amethyst" has peeked the ears of music lovers, and his single "Sacred" is approaching viral video status. His greatest gift is his ability to bring people together and remind everyone of their divine nature. His music continues to inspire across genres, as his intention precedes all labels. He strives to use Hip Hop as a tool for transformation while sharing his personal stories of resilience through adversity. J Brave is a shinning example of a person driven to make a difference. Motivated by his own awakening, he is passionate about uplifting the masses, speaking against injustices, and rekindling our connection to nature so we may live in a more loving world.
Hailing from Canada, Shylah Ray Sunshine is a driven, passionate and charismatic vocalist, musician, mother and childbirth educator. Blending grooves of Neo-Soul, Reggae and R&B, her voice is moving, soothing to the ear, and healing for the heart. Her soul shines through the sound, captivating the audience and leaving them wanting more. She holds the vision of healing the hearts of those in need and opening the voices of generations to come.
10:30pm - Numatik Music
Numatik is an international dance movement born from the mind of Summit Jaffe. Nestled in the mountains of Asheville NC, Numatik has shared the stage as a solo artist as well as an ensemble at premiere festivals and shows around the world with some of the leading acts in the industry such as Rising Appalachia, Tipper, Dustin Thomas, Kalya Scintilla, Desert Dwellers, and Alex Grey. As both a producer and performer, Numatik bridges together the worlds of cutting-edge electronic dance music, soul-driven hip-hop, and uplifting world beat grooves to create a vibrantly charged performance with something for everyone. After many notable releases in the last two years through labels like Merkaba Music and Desert Trax, Numatik is currently producing new music in 2017 with Dustin Thomas, Earthcry (of Papadosio), Rising Appalachia, and Desert Dwellers. Audiophiles and lovers of music alike can look forward to catching Numatik captivating audiences around the country and the world in 2017.
11:30pm - Sound Healing by Courtney Acamo
Courtney Acamo is a Intuitive Healer, Sound therapist, Artist, and Facilitator. Through her own vocal exploration she has discovered the voice as a tool for awakening, healing, and liberation. She creates safe sacred spaces for ritual, healing and transformation. Offering Woman Circles, 1 on 1 Intuitive Healing Sessions, Group Sound Healing, and Vocal Activation Workshops. Through her work she helps people to cultivate acceptance, balance, self love, and full expression. She supports people in releasing and letting go of limiting beliefs and emotional blockages so they can live life more authentically connected to their voice, body, and heart. In her sessions she uses a variety of ethereal instruments, (crystal bowls, chroma drum, medicine drum, chimes, shakers etc..) channeled songs, and her intuitive abilities to allow people to open to unconditional love and healing.
❖ BENEVOLENCE GODDESS DANCERS ❖
*** Ariel Kasha Dance
*** Jade Sedona
❖ LIVE ART BY ❖
*** Linzy's heART-work
❖ FOOD & VENDORS ❖
*** Substantial Chocolate
*** Chef Mallori Simko Raw Vegan Foods & Better Butter Cups
*** Bless·ed Booch raw kombucha
*** Starfire water
*** Isabel's Naturals, LLC.
*** Wild June Designs
*** Mostly Minerals
*** Light Body Creations
*** Shinan Visionary Arts
*** Amanda Sage Collection
*** Massage Zone with Leila White, Thai Bodywork with Olivia Sophie, & Eat Play Heal
❖ CONNECT ❖
Pease RSVP for our Benevolence Festival 2020 event page to help us grow our gathering! Also, please like our Benevolence Facebook page and follow us at Instagram.com/Benevolence_Fest
TEXT: 1LOVE to 24587 to be on our text list for future events!
December 17, 2017, 3:15pm - December 17, 2017, 9:00pm
Ecstatic Dance LA is proud to welcome back the world renowned Producer DJ Drez to play our final event of 2017! DJ Drez is a master musical selector. His sets weave tapestries of his own unique song productions, global beats, hip hop, reggae, funk, bhangra, and rare grooves from all over the world into musical journeys that are guaranteed to make your full body move. This is going to be an Ecstatic Dance LA event to remember. Don't miss the opportunity to dance with one of the greatest resident DJs in town and close out the year with a bang! It's going down! See you on the dance floor.
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➤ Ecstatic Dance LA weaves together world class DJs, immersive sound journeys, and free-form movement. It's a substance-free, all ages community celebration where you can simply BE yourself, and experience rejuvenation and inspiration through connection, dance & music.
≫ 3:15pm: Doors Open | Stretch + Connect
≫ 3:30 - 4:30: Yoga & Movement-Connection Workshop with Atasiea
≫ 4:30 - 6:40pm: ECSTATIC DANCE with DJ DREZ
≫ 6:40 - 6:50pm: Sound Bath with Robin Parrish
≫ 6:50 - 7pm: Closing Circle
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// Superfoods café with Chef Mallori
// Massage and Healing Touch with Atasiea & Guest practitioners
// Chill out zone & lounge
☯ DJ DREZ
DJ Drez is one of the most prominent, diverse and influential DJs in the LA underground music scene. Drez explores boundaries by combining yesterdays roots with the ingenuity of todays hip hop. Although Drez is primarily known as a Hip Hop DJ and producer, those who know him have experienced his talents for jazz, soul and world music. From mix tapes to full length albums, festivals performing for audiences of 30 thousand and yoga classes of 30 Drez contributes his multidimensional sound to the world of music with style, grace and conscientiousness.
☯ MOVEMENT CONNECTION W/ ATASIEA
Part yoga, part mindfulness practice, part improvisation with partners, and ensemble work - this warm up is tailored to help participants align their mind/ bodies/spirit, open to connection with self, others, and the environment, and prepare for the freeform dance journey of Ecstatic Dance.
Atasiea- 'Oneness' (aka Kenneth L. Ferguson) is a Healer, Professional Actor, Dancer, and Martial Artist, Reiki Master, Bodyworker, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Instructor, Minister, & Dancing Freedom Facilitator. He is the Co-founder/producer, resident facilitator, and healing arts practitioner of Ecstatic Dance Los Angeles. He resides in Echo Park LA, where he runs ‘Angelic Presence Healing Practice’ doing massage, energy healing, private yoga instruction, and spiritual guidance counseling. As an intuitive healer he provides, physical, emotional, and psycho-spiritual support to all people through bodywork, Reiki, sound healing, channeling, conscious dance, and ceremonial facilitation.
How it works:
We open with a special warmup yoga or movement class facilitated by a skilled practitioner. The opening class blends seamlessly into the the two hour freeform dance journey facilitated by our guest DJ. At the end of the DJ set we close with a sound bath or group exercise to ground and complete the experience.
What to expect:
Ecstatic Dance is a community gathering for people who want to express themselves freely, to connect, and to expand together.
❃ Live DJs | Free-Form Movement | Workshops | Yoga | Sound Baths | Massage | High Vibe Food | Tribe ❃
Join us and enjoy a safe and inspiring space to dance without talking, drinking, and the nightclub vibe. This is about self-expression, freeing your mind and body, and connecting with yourself and those around you. No booze, no shoes and no chit-chat on the dance floor helps us keep it intentional. Amazing music helps us keep it all about Dance.
▸ No talking on the dance floor (there’s room to talk in the lounge space or quietly at the edge of the dance floor)
“At Ecstatic Dance, we join together to create a sacred space for dancing. No talking on the dance floor allows us to move out of our heads and into our bodies, hearts, and spirits. We leave behind the words and worries of the day, and connect with spirit and each other in new ways.” - Donna Carrol (Co-Founder Ecstatic Dance Oakland)
▸ Move your body however you wish
▸ Maintain care/awareness for the space and those around you
▸ This is a drug and alcohol free event
▸ No photos or videos; cellphones muted and out of sight
▸ Ecstatic Dance is a barefoot practice. If you need to wear shoes due to health reasons, please note dance-specific shoes are allowed, but only shoes that have not been worn on the street
▸ Children under 16 dance free!
▸ Complimentary earplugs ;)
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.
3. A good attitude, open heart, your business card or flyers for networking
➤ $15 Early Bird (Online)
➤ $20 At Door
(Once Early Bird tickets are sold out you will be able to buy tickets on the day at the door for $20)
This event is all ages, children under 16 get in for free.
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So excited to welcome an all-star facilitation team for today's event 😍
See you there!!
(Tickets are available at the door)
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≫ 3:15pm: Doors Open | Stretch + Connect
≫ 3:30 - 4:30: Movement-Connection Workshop with Atasiea & special guest Shiva Rea
≫ 4:30 - 6:40pm: ECSTATIC DANCE with DJ Dragonfly
≫ 6:40 - 6:50: Sound Bath with Brooklyn Wildfire
≫ 6:50 - 7PM: Closing Circle
We're honored to welcome back two incredible musical artists to curate our final Ecstatic Dance events of 2017!
December 3rd >> DJ Dragonfly
December 17th >> DJ Drez
Join us for freeform dance and stretch~move~flow however you please. Enjoy the sacred space and masterfully produced music. There is so much to dance for and celebrate!
Come meet the community.
We welcome you to our space...
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Ecstatic Dance Los Angeles
2244 Westwood Blvd, LA. 90064
3:15 - 7pm
12/3: Ecstatic Dance LA ≫ DJ Dragonfly
12/17: Ecstatic Dance LA ≫ DJ Drez
~ Yoga-connection warmup
~ Sound baths
~ Healthy veggie food
~ Massage / body-work
📸 photos: Nico Nelson Photography / Eric Allen Photo / Envision Festival