Ecstatic Dance Benefit for Cascadia Vision Quest

May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

On Thursday, May 25, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Eugene Community Ecstatic Dance hosts a Benefit for Cascadia Vision Quest.

In traditional cultures across the globe, until quite recently and still in some places today, a young person was sent out from their community, went through a rite of passage led by mature adults and elders of that community (though not their parents), then returned to that community with the gifts they received through the transformative process.

Cascadia Vision Quest seeks to re-establish that traditional cycle and ethic: support young people and adults in finding their purpose, power and vision through wilderness rites of passage, and benefit from the gifts they return with. There are several ways you as part of your community can join in this transformation, and support your youth and adults.

Donations are all voluntary, with $5 to $15 suggested.

Ecstatic dance in its most basic definition is free-form movement where we allow our bodies to express without an agenda or concern for aesthetics. It’s a moving meditation practice that merges inner with outer worlds. It encourages and celebrates connection between body and spirit, letting both be your teachers.

Ecstatic dances are alcohol-free, all-ages events open to all variations of physical abilities. Alter spaces and art installations enrich the experience. Ecstatic dance provides an opportunity in which community building and spiritual exploration occur through the creative use of free-form physical expression.
 

 

Cost: 
Donation requested