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Ecstatic Dance LA ≫ Gabriel Francisco

  • pin Ecstatic Dance Los Angeles 2244 Westwood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90064 United States (map)

We find that some of our favorite DJs are dancers. It’s because people who love to dance often know how to curate great musical journeys - simply because they’re playing music that they’d want to move to; and often great dancers also have great musical taste!

On the first Sunday in November, we have the internationally celebrated DJ/Professional Dancer, Gabriel Francisco, not only leading our warm up, but also DJing the Ecstatic dance journey as well. 

Trust us - it’s going to be good! Last time he was with us, he lead us in an inspiring “Dance is Life” warm up. We can’t wait to have him back on November 4th to DJ and teach us more about how to awaken a deeper curiosity about how dance can be an exciting and fulfilling medium of self expression, and a metaphor for life. 

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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 & inspiration through connection, dance & music! 

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➤ EVENT SCHEDULE

≫ 3:15pm: Doors Open | Stretch + Connect

≫ 3:30 - 4:30: Dance is life workshop with Gabriel Francisco 

≫ 4:30 - 6:30pm: ECSTATIC DANCE with Gabriel Francisco

≫ 6:30 - 6:45PM: Sound Bath

≫ 6:45 - 7PM: Closing Circle 

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▸▸▸ Plus:

// Superfoods café with Chef Mallori 

// Massage and Healing Touch with Atasiea & Guest practitioners

// Chill out zone & altar space

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➤ GABRIEL FRANCISCO
≫ www.gabrielfrancisco.com 

As an International presenter, Gabriel Francisco has spent the last 16 years connecting, sharing and inspiring on the highest, most professional level of dance education. From studios and 
in Japan and Brazil, to teaching choreography in Europe, Russia, Australia and New Zealand, Gabriel has given his entire adult life over to unlocking the movement potential in other beings. 

~ ' Dance is Life' ~ workshop

This class is dynamic zen, body/mind connection, human awareness, FREEstyle (to be free of style.) It is primal, inclusive, basic and advanced. Movers will discover more about themselves and therefore the world around them; Keys to life, living and loving. We will work both solo, duo and in groups. This lecture & dance workshop fusion is a movement catalyst, life changer and a whole lot of fun! 

As a DJ....

The wild and deep score of a future-ancient gathering. The soundtrack of the Cosmos, vibrating and rich with movement potential. Electronic percussion, heady almost nostalgic in its real-time recollection. Windy, wet and silky, yet Earthy, tanned and ashy. Sonic support for the Soul, binding past, releasing present and moving the future!

As an international dancer, teacher, and choreographer, Gabriel's entire professional career has been to take movers on an enriching, educational and insightful journey. In class it has been with movement he creates to music he loves, spinning tales, giving advice, helping, healing... 

Transforming from Dancer to DJ, Gabriel has found an evolution, moving from the floor to the decks. Knowing what dancers want, has provided a special insight on what to provide as a DJ. Gabriel has taken his love of music and movement abroad, dropping DJ sets all over Europe, Thailand, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Has opened for Dimond Saints, Random Rab and MORiLLO to name just a few...

Check out his sounds:
https://soundcloud.com/superherohiphop

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➤ 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.

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➤ 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.

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➤ Guidelines:

▸ 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 ;)

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➤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

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Tickets:

➤ $16.50 - $17.90 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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