Savor: Outdoor Ecstatic Dance & Chill 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
The end of Summer has arrived, the harvest season is upon us, and the time has come for us to reap the rewards of the seeds we have sewn and tended to through the first half of the year. Let us come together to SAVOR the ripe fruits of our life’s bounty. Let us Savor the preciousness of our dance, of our community, of this moment in time to express, feel, connect and appreciate blessings before us. This dance calls us to truly enjoy the gifts of life and honor each of it’s expressions as a perfect moment in creation. We hope you will join us in the field, under the wide open sky, dancing our gratitude to Mother Earth.
Co-Founder & Resident DJ Scott Houston will be on the decks accompanied by Co-Founder & Ceremonialist Maya Lemberg as MC. 🌺
Featuring Resident Drummers AJ Nocito & Frankie Malloy, alongside special guest Marco Molina. Opening Warm-Up experience offered by Riya Rose.
Closing Sound Bath with African ambient instrumentation offered also by Frank Malloy.
Live art by Keith Prossick, Visibleman Arts, & Bruna Molina!
Wellness Tent by Be One Chiropractic
Free ionized H20 by Vital Vessels
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 Riya Rose
4:30p – Welcome & Orientation with Maya Lemberg
4:45p – Ecstatic Dance with Scott + Live Drum Journey with AJ, Frank, & Marco
6:30p – Closing Sound Bath with Frank Malloy
6:45p – Closing Circle
7:00p – Stay and hang-out for a picnic at the park!
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.