Our vision for Ecstatic DownTemple is to create a seamless flowing journey that supports ever deepening connection to self and other. There's a special medicine provided by deep, slow, and connected movement. This is not a venue for dancers to get a sweat on, the cathartic peaks we seek are more spiritual and heart-felt than physical.
A simple definition of Ecstatic Dance is “Bass Music Culture meets Conscious Dance”. In that light, the heart of Ecstatic DownTemple is Bass Music, which is what sets it apart from a typical chill space or ambient music contact jam/freeform movement space. While the music will have a wide dynamic range including moments of ambient beauty--including acoustic and organic textures and instrumentation--there will be some powerful bass and cutting-edge electronic music in the mix.
7:00pm Doors Open
7:15pm “Sourcing the Infinite” a warmup class with Daniel Mollner 8:00pm MoonIvy (downtempo set) 9:00pm Daniel (downtempo set) 10:00pm Closing Circle
Warmup class description:
This 45 minute warmup will get you ready for the downtempo evening ahead! Learn about pathways for slow, gentle connection. Explore nourishing, full range movement. Luxuriate in moving with what feels good to your body at just the right pace. Cultivate “energetic” awareness and discover a state of constant flow. Class led by Daniel Mollner.
$15-20 cash at the door. Students and seniors $12. This is an all ages event. It is a smoke and scent free space. No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to community, creativity, connection,sacredness, and expression!