BODY CONSCIOUSNESS & AUTHENTIC EXPRESSION
BESIDES ACRO, SOMATIC EXPLORATIONS & NEW FORMS OF MOVEMENT
IMPRESSIONS ON THE 1st ECSTATIC FIELD FESTIVAL
January 10th/15th 2017, Forgotten Land, Arambol Beach, Goa, India.
A week where 60 participants from all over the globe met to transcend their realities, no requisits, just the willing of exploration gather this folk out of the beaten fields.
Workshops of CI, authentic movement, tribal shake dancing, kirtan (devotional singing), tribal vocals, rap and freedom of expression along the night.
One step after the other, the walk engages with the space.
Physicality is the base. Investigation the motto. Gravity lines moves my body slowly towards desequilibrium, I sustain before I crash and rise again, until an alteration of the mind succeeds, resulting in an act of pure Presence.
The spacing, community and relation.
I meet one eye, another, dislocated arms, legs and cores in motion. Imagination is my tool for re-designing the space, and the movement becomes a dance. The spirits meet each others on the field of the exploration.
Playful and sensitive, from the skins to the muscles, to the layer of the bones, it takes my insights. Smooth and flow, shaky and linear, the inner rhythm changes, the music helps sometimes and the energy vibrates around.
Lying bodies on the ground, flying souls in the air.
Ecstatic dance has only basic rules:
– everyone is barefoot.
- there is no verbal talking in the studio.
- there is music or not.
- contact is welcome but not a requisit.
- dance, dance, dance, listen, interact, be & let go – or die.
Everything is allowed- freedom to be.
“After years of learning dancing, I discovered ecstatic dance is the way I wanna dance”, said a participant.
A state of grace, another state of burlesque, seekers of their Authenticity express themselves through the movement. Respectful thanks to a common language. You are at the right place. Safe, nothing can happen but everything is allowed. The mind lets place to the benefit of abstraction and the sensations arise. Recovering the essence and truthfulness in the vague horizon of the shapes.
The ultimate bliss.
We are free in this moment. Innocent like children when improvisation takes you to fight without pain, make love with no touch, be your clown. Like in Plenitude, there is no time, no limits without decency. It is easier to dance with the mouth slightly open- that is a sign of full relaxation, maximal receptivity. It looks dum, but graceful, in the melting pot of the contradictions. Life itself.
Clou du spectacle, tombé du rideau– at the end of the session, there is no difference between the observer and the do-er, nonetheless, everyone turns into himself again. Openness, cycles, light-ness, gratitude, getting rid of the mask.
We are one step closer to ourselves.