Dancing With Eros
"Evolution leads the way through desire."
~ Deepak Chopra
Desire is a powerful pathway towards manifestation of our goals and dreams. How do we pursue our desires without objectifying them? And how can we practice this together in the dance?
FRIDAY, February 14, 2020
25 Main Street, 3rd floor of FitzWilly's building
Northampton, MA 01060
Doors open at 8:00 pm, clear start time of 8:30 pm
$20 at the door
$15 Student/Low income
Dancing with Eros
Inspired by Touch & Play, we present, Dancing with Eros, a monthly dance event, the second Saturday night of each month, with the explicit intention of exploring our erotic energy in the dance. Let’s explore for ourselves and together in community what it means to dance with Eros.
As a society, we have been acculturated to have shame about our sexual desires. In many dance communities in the country, we have struggled with issues of consent and sexuality in the dance spaces, so much so that many local dances seek to explicitly keep erotic energy separate from the dance. This is an invitation to allow and follow our intimate and erotic energy, with consciousness and care, consent and healthy boundaries.
Erotic energy is creative energy. Let your creativity flow.
The focus of this event is to explore erotic energy through dance and movement. There will be a designated cuddle space. If your dance becomes slow and floor bound, consider moving to the cuddle zone. If you wish to bring your dance connection into a more explicitly sexual connection, consider making a date outside of the event!
8:00 pm Doors open
8:30 pm Doors Close: Opening circle with Alyssa Lynes and warm up
9:15 pm Dance with Eros, DJ Hipsockit
11:00 pm Closing and Integration
$20 at the door
$15 Student and low income
Inquire about work exchange options
Arrive by 8:30 pm to be present for the setting of the sacred space.
Please keep casual conversation outside of the dance space, but please do use your voice anytime, in order to set or clarify your boundaries or ask for what you want.
This is a shame free zone. We are practicing shame resilience through artfully learning to honor our own boundaries and honor the desires of others, whether or not we choose to meet them.
Explore consent, verbally and non-verbally. Be forgiving and truthful with yourself and others in the event of a consent accident. This is how we learn and grow.
We have Safety Angels should you need support throughout the event.
Allow yourself space from the digital world and simply Dance with Eros within and around.
No exchange of bodily fluids on the dance floor.
There will be a designated cuddle space.
This is a body positive space. Reveal yourself to the extent that feels empowering and exciting AND keep your genitals covered.