Nexus - December Delights
NEXUS - 14 December 2017
Amherst Ecstatic Dance
DJ: Journey Weaver
Soundscape: Glenn Smith
Altar Wizard: Abigail Shapiro
★ December Delights ★
Can you feel it? The surge of celebration? ... of festive frolics and shared offerings … of cozy fires and good food… of rejoicing for what we’re thankful for and excitement for new beginnings… of family and friends and those we hold dear finding their way to gather and connect. As evenings darken we turn up our inner glow… fueled by beloved community and beautiful experiences.
Let the music guide your journey.
Tap into that which you celebrate within you.
Feel bliss warm your soul
and delight inspire your dance!
▬ ★ NEXUS ECSTATIC DANCE ★ ▬
A freeform conscious dance where movement expands ★ spirit activates, boundaries melt ★ boredom ceases, creativity breaks out ★ hope happens, beauty flows ★ communities collaborate, ritual is reinvented ★ harmony resonates, connection deepens ★ an electronic tapestry of world rhythms ★ weave us together as individuals ★ within a greater family
Dance as a manifestation of collaborative expression!
▬ ★ PROGRAM ★ ▬
8:00 pm Doors open, Welcome
8:15 Opening Ceremony & Warmup
8:45 Ecstatic Dance with DJ
10:30 Sound Bath & Closing Circle
$12 - $20 Event Entry Sliding Scale
$10 Students w/ID & Low-income w/DTB Card
** work exchange available - please message us at least 3 days in advance of the event to join our crew! **
▬ ★ DJ Journey Weaver ★ ▬
Inspired by a love of dance and connection, Journey moves your spirit and form through space with the push of beats and the invitation of melody. From organic world beats to ambient chill, deep house to global base... each set is nourishingly familiar yet cravingly unique. Founder of Nexus Ecstatic Dance Amherst and Co-founder of I-Opener Dance Boston, she also works with Mandala Dance, Ecstatic Dance NYC, Dance New England, and several festival organizations around the world. She plays for ecstatic dances, contact improv jams, music & art festivals, guided journeys, yoga workshops, Daybreaker, and more... providing a range of experiences from warm up morning flow to high-vibe midnight peak. She loves traveling and adores taking dancers on a wave of creative expression and connective discovery!
▬ ★ WARMUP Luminus ★ ▬
Luminus (aka. Marek Tresnak) is an international DJ and facilitates events and workshops throughout New England and around the world. He has over eleven years of experience working as a Focusing therapist and has extensive training in Internal Family Systems. He's passionate about discovering places in the body that hold distress, accessing them and allowing them to heal through self-love and creative expression. As a DJ he plays a colorful mix of world fusion, balancing electronic & organic flavors for ecstatic dances, CI jams & festivals. Luminus aims for dance journeys that work out all of your brain lobes and engage your body, mind and spirit. He'll be using a mix of music and guidence to invite us into our bodies and inspire our entrance into dance.
▬ ★ SOUND SCAPING Glenn Smith ★ ▬
Glenn has been performing since the 80's, starting with drum kit and since expanding to strings, piano, voice, and other noise-makers. He has played for dance jams, dance and theatre performances, festivals, schools, house concerts, yoga and qi gong classes, etc. Recent vocal work includes solo improv acapella looping at the New England Fringe Fest and the Y2K Int'l Live Looping Festival 4 years in a row, as well as leading "Vocal Voyagers" improv singing circles in the community.
Learn more at www.soundseeds.com
Here some of his set on
Connect with him on Facebook at Glenn Smith
▬ ★ GUIDELINES ★ ▬
1. Conversation outside the dance space
2. Judgement free, move however you wish
3. Respect yourself and one another
Connect with inquiry before assumption, give yourself permission to be present and free of digital distractions, enjoy a natural high, and co-create the experience with consideration.
▬ ★ LOCATION ★ ▬
Unitarian Meeting Hall - Main St. - Amherst
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)
Door located on the side
next to Bart's Ice Cream
Parking free after 8pm in garage,
on Boltwood Walk off Kellogg Ave.
▬ ★ CONNECT ★ ▬
Ecstatic Dance is happening every week in the Pioneer Valley
Find more info at
Be sure to check out other dance events!
I-Opener Dance Boston
Greenfield/Montague Contact Jam
Dance New England - DNE
Inspired by and with kind permission of the worldwide Ecstatic Dance community! Ecstatic Dance is happening everywhere: Hawaii, Belgium, San Francisco, Berlin, New York, Seattle, Boston, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Ibiza and more!
Unitarian Universalist Society
North Pleasant Street, Amherst, 1004, Massachusetts, United States