Autumnal: Fall Equinox Celebration – Outdoor Ecstatic Dance + Live Drumming at Brook Run Park, ATL
4:00 pm - 7:00 pmVenue
Brook Run ParkLocation
4770 N Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody, 30338, United States, Organizer
Sol Dance AtlantaOrganizer Email
We are now at the point of having harvested all that we have sown & grown this year – authentically embodying a sense of gratitude for all that we have received.
The Fall Equinox is an appropriate time to consider and invite balance into our lives – though the ideas of balance we keep may need to be redefined as we move from the light to the darker half of the year. What kept us balanced in the heat of summer may not work in the same ways as the days begin to cool down. Balance is a constantly shifting equilibrium, and thus, our daily routines + rituals may need to shift with the transition to this new season.
During this time, we may notice ourselves naturally turning attention from the outside world and other people back into ourselves, our body, our spirit, & our heart. Let us all take this opportunity as an embodied collective to come together & listen with our vessels through dance + movement + intentional community
🍁 Sol Dance Co-Founder & Resident DJ Scott Houston on the decks accompanied by Co-Founder & Ceremonialist Maya Lemberg as MC.
🍁 Live percussion by Sol Dance Resident Drummer AJ Nocito alongside Frank Malloy & Jakeme.
🍁 Opening Warm-Up Movement facilitated by Royal Tee.
🍁 Closing Sound Bath offered by Mami Wata.
🎨 Body Painting by Bruna Molina
🖼️ Live Art by Kendall McCann + Nicole Rising
💖 Wellness Tent by Be One Chiropractic
🍹Handcrafted botanical elixirs from Hive Holistics
📯 Voice Activation & Light Language Healing with Tori Madison
💦 Free Ionized H20 compliments of Vital Vessel
WHAT WE DO:
Sol Dance is a free-form movement experience where all bodies are welcomed. We offer a gently guided, sensory journey meant to be experienced in its entirety. The music is meticulously curated by Scott alongside talented percussionists & sound healers – generally not limited to only one genre.
You can expect a culturally-diverse blend of electronic and acoustic sounds, skillfully attuned to the energy of the group. Beginning with an opening meditation and moving into deeper, slower sounds, the bpm & energy peak in the middle, and are finally brought back down, closing with meditative sound healing and a gratitude circle. We invite you to gift yourself the complete experience from start to finish.
4p – Arrival & Embodied Warm-Up with Royal Tee
4:30p – Welcome & Orientation with Maya Lemberg
4:45p – Ecstatic Dance with Scott + Live Drum Journey with AJ, Frank, & Jakeme
6:30p – Closing Vocal Activation by Mami Wata
6:45p – Closing Circle
7:00p – Continue to enjoy the expansive Great Lawn with all our vendors & your lovely new friends!
ie. No phones on the dance floor: We aim to have the dance space just for dancing. If you want to take consensual video/photos, please be outside of the dance space.
ie. We are Substance-free: No drugs or alcohol in the event space.
ie. We value Consent: Please get permission before involving others in your dance, or in your pictures & videos.
Brook Run Park Amphitheater & Pavilion | “The Great Lawn”
4770 N Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Follow the map for directions to the main parking area. From there you will enter through the MAIN ENTRANCE of the park and walk straight in directly to where the Amphitheater & Pavilion areas are location.
Bring your own FULL water bottle to stay hydrated with during the dance!Please do your best to purchase tickets in advance to cut down on the time it takes to register at the event.
To help keep the parks we use clean, make sure to pick up any trash you see on the ground before you leave. Thank you!
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WHAT WE DO
A free-form movement experience where bodies of all kinds, colors & creeds are welcomed.
No phones, no photos and no talking in the dance space.
We value consent: Please get permission before involving others in your dance.
We are substance-free: No drugs or alcohol in the event space.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Ecstatic Dance?
Ecstatic Dance is a freeform movement journey, held in a safe & sacred container. Most dances are facilitated by a trained DJ specifically chosen for their ability to curate an experience designed to help you move. Through Ecstatic Dance you will find a communal opportunity to connect more deeply with your body and self-expression.
Do I need to know how to dance in order to participate?
Absolutely no dance experience is necessary! In this regard, Sol Dance (and generally any other kind of “Ecstatic Dance” event) becomes the perfect outlet for those who think they “can’t dance”.
We encourage participants to give themselves full permission to be themselves – move how you want to move in every given moment, feel how you feel, etc. There is no way to get it wrong (but please be consensual with others).
Wait... Is this a party?
Believe it or not, Sol Dance is NOT a party. That isn’t to say we don’t have a lot of fun doing what we do, but what we offer is more than a party. First off, Sol Dance is a substance-free environment. We get high off of the music, dance, and communal experience. Moreover, Sol Dance provides an opportunity to go deep within yourself and be physically moved by your body and inner wisdom. While this is also a community event, you can choose for it to be an intimately personal process.
What kind of music can I expect?
With sounds ranging from: soulful, worldly, eclectic, deep, serene, and funky, you can expect a dynamic sonic arrangement from our resident DJs. You can listen to some examples here.
Can I arrive anytime?
Can I just come and watch?
We highly encourage 100% of your embodied participation as this is a movement-based experience. That being said, If you would like to stay on a blanket, yoga mat, or even the grass before you feel called to move your body – that’s totally fine!
How can I prepare?
Wearing anything that allows you to move comfortably.
Wearing shoes is optional (for outdoor events only!)
Bringing a full water bottle.
Bringing a mat or blanket to sit on the ground or in the grass (for outdoor events!)
Utilizing sun-protection ie. hats, sun glasses, or lotion!
Make sure to bring an open mind & heart!
Can I bring my kids?
Yes! We welcome people of all ages! Our community loves when children are present! Bring the whole family.