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Saturday 25th January 2020

Ecstatic Dance Bristol: 2020 Opening Dance

— DMAC UK, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY
WELCOME to the first edition of our exciting 2020 series...
price: Headfirst Tickets




Live Music / DJ Set / Ceremony / Sound Healing / High Vibe Food / Chill Out Space / Beautiful Bristol Venue / High Quality Sound System / Sober Event / Barefoot Dance

*please arrive in time for the opening circle which starts at 19:30
(doors open at 19:00 & doors close at 20:00)

This is Ecstatic Dance and this is how we do it in Bristol. No booze, no shoes, no chit-chat. Just straight up dance with cutting edge Ecstatic Dance music. Come as you are. Dance as you please.

For any of you who are new to Ecstatic Dance or conscious dance...
Firstly, you are totally welcome to join us. Secondly, no dance or conscious dance experience is necessary. Please just read through the event description before you come to familiarise yourself with the guidelines (which can be found under the 'MORE INFO' section on this page).

Everyone is welcome. You are invited to show up as you are. At the opening circle there will be a guided meditation to help us connect with self and then from this place we will journey alone and/or together to move, dance and express ourselves in a safe, held and contained space to music and sounds from the following DJ and musicians...


Ecstatic Dance journey DJ set

Taking influence from tribal, sacred sound and underground dance music, OSARA creates deep, powerful and uplifting dance journeys inspired by universal wisdom and the healing power of dance. Every journey he creates is totally unique and responds to the spirit of time, community and place. He is a resident DJ with Ecstatic Dance UK (London) and is an apprentice with the School of Movement Medicine.

mixcloud.com/osarasound / facebook.com/osarasound

sacred sound healing / sound bath

Bathe in the sounds of sacred music artists Kamala (Elise Yuill Cohen & Charlie Bishop) and Josie Wildgoose. Live hang drum music and soothing vibrations of Kamala’s unique mantra meditation music, from their forth-coming album (due for release Spring 2020).

eliseyuillcohen.com / facebook.com/eliseyuillcohenmusic


hot drinks / sweet & savoury food

Rachana will be providing exquisite savoury platters and amazing superfood raw cakes and chocolates. Along with a cacao elixir and a selection of herbal teas.

a cosy space to chill, relax and connect with tribe

massage / bodywork

Emma Gould from Massaura Bliss - Holistic Therapies will be offering massage sessions during the event. Perfect for grounding, tension relief, relaxation and rejuvenation. Supporting you to feel relaxed, renewed and ready for your new adventures in 2020.

instagram.com/massaurabliss / facebook.com/massaurabliss


19:00 Doors Open / Warmup
19:30 Opening Circle
19:45 Ecstatic Dance w/ music from OSARA
21:45 Sound Bath w/ KAMALA & JOSIE WILDGOOSE
22:00 Closing Circle



Ecstatic Dance is about self-expression through free-form dance and movement. It’s a movement meditation which brings together the awareness of mind, body, heart and soul; authentically connecting with your whole being and authentically connecting with those around you.

We use the following guidelines to create a safe, held and sacred space for you to express, expand and experience rejuvenation through movement, dance and sound:

- be here: no outside shoes
- be free: dance how you want / no judgement
- be present: no phones / cameras
- be clear: no intoxicants
- be embodied: no talking
- be consensual: respect boundaries / if it's not a clear yes, it's a no

*these are the guidelines as written by our friends Ecstatic Dance Los Angeles


- water & a reusable water bottle
- blanket and yoga mat for the sound bath


This dance is taking place at Studio 2 (Dmac UK) which is located at Hamilton House. Studio 2 is located on the 2nd floor of Hamilton House. Access the building from Stokes Croft.


Advanced tickets are available through Headfirst Bristol. There'll be some tickets available on the door. We don't offer refunds, but we can transfer your ticket to a future event if you notify us up to 48 hours before the event. If you miss this window, please use the Facebook event page to sell your advance tickets.

Early Bird: £10 (+bf)
First Release: £12.50 (+bf)
Second Release: £15 (+bf)
On the door: £17.50 (cash / card)
*sold on a 'first come, first served' basis / no reservations available


This event is in association with BrightSky Community. BrightSky Founders get a discount on advanced tickets. Please get in touch for details.

BrightSky Community is an exciting new platform and community for healers, practitioners, Earth Protectors, ethical entrepreneurs, movers and shakers of this world. We are now in the process of inviting in Founding Members to be part of the community. Email (hello@brightsky.community) or check out the links below to find out more.

www.brightsky.community / facebook.com/brightskycommunity


"What an incredible event! Such a wonderful atmosphere, awesome music, beautiful venue and so great that so many people wanted to celebrate and dance together without relying on drugs/alcohol."
Reza Ahmad

"Thank you for your gift Steve and for bringing it to the people. It was a pleasure and honour to be involved in this event with such beautiful people. Looking forward to how this movement will develop and nurture so many, in a time, when it is so needed. Deeply grounding work touching the stars."
Chris Barker

"Full power magic tribe. Let the feeling of wholeness continue! A calling to action. To gather together often and strengthen the light in each of our hearts."
Alexander Perrelet

For more:


Ecstatic Dance / Live Music / DJ Sets / Ceremony / Sound Healing / High Vibe Food / Chill Out Space / Beautiful Venues / High Quality Sound Systems / Sober Events / Barefoot Dance
See you on the dance floor

Artist Videos:

Elise Yuill Cohen & Tabla Tom - Live at the DanSing Festival Stroud 2019

Artist Audio:

SoundCloud - OSARA
Elise Yuill Cohen

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Ecstatic Dance Bristol: 2020 Opening Dance at DMAC UK, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY in Bristol
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