I-Opener Dance Boston - Reconnect... Live Events Starting up Again!!



“Explore your inner creative genius through the medium you love and enjoy the journey!” ~ Ken Poirot


Dance is love, community, nourishment, inspiration, connection, bliss...


Let's dance together and celebrate our gratitude of the year with movement and magic. I-OPENER invites you into a Sunday morning gathering back at our home hub with community to co-create a journey together… and starting January 2023 we’ll be back for monthly gathering! … a mix of local and worldwide teachers, DJs, artists, and musicians to weave a rich experience with a worldwide community and our local dance family.

And you! yes you! are an essential part of making this happen!!!


*** Spread the word *** invite friends and family to come celebrate in dance and gratitude with us… SUNDAY, Nov 13th… with beloved * Chandra Cantor * leading opening yoga and renowned NYC/Dance Camp DJ * Omar Aena * taking us through an ecstatic wave, and facilitator * Journey Weaver * leading circle as we all hold space ...


… come together with your I-Opener Family and reconnect with your monthly dose of dancing bliss!

PROGRAM

10:45am Doors open, Welcome 11:00 Opening Circle & Yoga Warmup w/Chandra Cantor 11:30 Dance Wave w/DJ Omar Aena 1:00 Closing Circle & Community Connections

Arriving: please try to arrive early and be ready to join 11am Opening Circle… after that honor your later entrance into the dance by taking a mindful walk around the outer edge of the space to arrive, calibrate, and connect Afterglow: We invite friends to help clean and clear the space after dancing, connect in conversation and care for our community’s home before heading out into your world… carry the good vibrations of the morning into your lives and pass them along to others

LOCATION

The Somerville Armory 191 Highland Ave, Somerville MA


((Entrance in front and Dance Hall inside lobby strait ahead))

Parking: available in Lot behind the building and along the street (free on Sundays). Carpooling encouraged.

Public Transport: 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MBTA Red Line.


Accessibility: The Somerville Armory is fully handicapped accessible. Contact info@artsatthearmory.org for more information or assistance. We are LGBTQIA+ friendly and do our best to offer a safer space for all.

EXCHANGE

Adults (sliding scale) $20-30 Students w/ID, Elders, & Low Income w/EBT Card $15 Children 12 and Under $10


❖ pay at the door w/ cash, check, charge ❖


Kids: Are welcome but must be supervised, match the energy of the dance, and may only run around outside. Children must have a guardian to help them engage, in the dance space or out in the lobby, at all times.


Financial Accessibility: + monthly "Inclusion Scholarships" offered for minorities, apply online at www.Iopenerdance.com/scholarships/ + work-exchange offered, 2 spots per event & fill quickly


Dance Supporters!! - sponsorship & donations gratefully accepted to help maintain our equipment, compensate artists & teachers, and grow our dance. Please donate through www.ecstaticnortheast.com or email journey@ecstaticnortheast.com for more information.

GUIDELINES

1. Conversation outside the dance space, connect with your dance 2. Judgement free, move how you wish in awareness of others and their space 3. No digital devices, capture the experience with your eyes and heart 4. Respect yourself and one another, always get consent


Connect with inquiry before assumption, give yourself the gift of being fully present and free of distractions, enjoy a natural high, and co-create the experience with consideration. We dance barefoot and suggest wearing comfortable clothing to move in and bringing a water bottle to stay hydrated.


COVID AWARENESS: in consideration of others, please do not attend if you have any cover-like symptoms or recent exposure, masks are welcome but not required, and be aware of others comfort levels of physical distance needs

I-OPENER ECSTATIC DANCE

A monthly morning dance journey to take us into self exploration and creative expression. We honor moving as the music inspires you in a judgement-free space designed to inspire easeful presence and energetic flow. I-OPENER is an opportunity to connect with your self, shake up your patterns, let free-form inspiration abound, and co-create a transformative experience with new and old friends of all ages.


We offer a guided warmup, a carefully curated dance wave, co-created community art, themed altar for self reflection, side areas for connection, and opening & closing circles to hold time and space. Our upcoming offerings include... warmups of contact improv, gaga, soul motion, authentic movement, afroyoga... DJs from the local area and around the world!!


Let carefully crafted musical journeys allow you to process emotions, exercise your body and mind, lift your spirits, and be welcomed by a vibrant local community as part of a global family in ecstatic expression. You can engage in the dance as you wish… through movement, meditation, expansion, observation, introspection, development, and connection.


You’ll be amazed at what emerges when you let go and just dance!

CONNECT

Upcoming 2022-23 Dances: Monthly - most 3rd Sundays!

NOV. 13 ** 2nd Sun ** + Warmup: Chandra Cantor (Yoga) steppingintobalance.com + DJ Omar Aena (Dance Lab NYC, Dance Beyond Dance Retreats) Music: https://soundcloud.com/omaraena

DEC. - no dancing, happy holidays!

JAN. 15, 2023

FEB. 19

MAR. 19

APR. 16

MAY 14 ** 2nd Sunday **

JUN. 18

JUL. - no dancing, enjoy summer adventures!

AUG. 20

SEP. 17

OCT. 15

NOV. 19

DEC. 17


Learn more at www.IOpenerDance.com Sign up for monthly email updates Follow our FB Page: I-Opener Dance Join our FB Group: I-Opener Dance Community Find us on Instagram “IOpenerDance”


I-Opener Ecstatic Dance began February 14th, 2016 and is produced by Marek Tresnak (DJLuminus.com) of "Vortex Ecstatic & Healing Arts" and Sarah Monette (DJJourneyWeaver.com) of EcstaticNortheast.com


❖❖❖ We look forward to seeing you in the dance!! ❖❖❖


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