Dances of Ecstasy is a mesmerizing journey into the world of ecstasy experienced through rhythm, dance, and music. It's a visual and aural feast for the senses blending exciting dance rituals, hypnotic imagery, interviews, and a spellbinding global music soundtrack.
This is a 2 DVD set!
DVD 1Interweaving traditional and contemporary ecstatic dance rituals, Michelle Mahrer and Nicole Ma's celebrated documentary film explores how different people around the world connect with a divine power.
Orisha priestesses from Nigeria and Brazil and shaman healers from the Kalahari and Korea pulse to the same beat as thousands of young people at an all-night techno dance party in an Australian forest. The many different experiences of trance are linked by the human need to connect with a spiritual dimension. Dances of Ecstasy is a visual and aural feast for the senses _blending exciting dance rituals, hypnotic imagery, interviews and a spellbinding global music soundtrack.
Visit Namibia (San), Korea (Kut), Nigeria (Yoruba), New York (Gabrielle Roth), Brazil (Candomble), Turkey (Whirling Dervishes), Morocco (Hadra), USA (Firedance) and Australia (Rainbow Serpent Festival) during a trance journey into divine sources of universal energy.
Enjoy four illuminating documentaries about various rituals portrayed in the film, or select the filmmakers' audio _commentary which describes their experiences while shooting all around the globe. Finally, there is the opportunity to have a closer look at Sufi dervishes' whirling ritual in an extended portrait of this fascinating ceremony.
"Dances of Ecstasy is a workout for the soul" Gabrielle Roth
DVD 2 Join in and 'do it yourself' with a complete Power Wave workout by New York urban shaman Gabrielle Roth, or dance your own dance to the global grooves tracks, with psychedelic visuals by D-Fuse. There are also two hidden bonus videos by One Giant Leap and James Asher.
"Dances of Ecstasy is enthralling in its evocation of a mental and physical release that most of us long for." - The Age
"Thoroughly researched and years in the making Dances of Ecstasy provides fascinating insights into authentic tribal rituals." - Beat Magazine
"...a mesmerising and uplifting experience...." - State of the Art
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