Ecstatic Dance and Co-create Arts Journey with DJ Leela

Join us for an inner and creative journey traveling between the New and Old – through an intuitive yet ecstatic dance and arts Journey (including live music, movements, meditation, and co-created painting) with DJ Leela and artist Leila in the beautiful space of Mahara, Amsterdam.

This is a powerful combination of freely expressing your power or ‘just being you’ in a safe and cozy environment, to relax, connect with yourself and others, and create something beautiful collectively to give it back to the community There will be 2 art stages (Old and New)throughout the music journey, for us to move back and forth in between appreciating old memories while creating new intentions/wishes for the New Year. Arts is freedom.

What is ‘Ecstatic Arts’ – we will guide you into an in-depth ecstatic music journey following different waves, where you can connect deeper with yourselves and/or others, via dancing, painting, meditating, singing, in any way you like (with respect and consents)! Similar to Ecstatic Dance, the Arts form brings us to a more intuitive state with our own free-form visual expressions on the same canvas through the journey. As we believe everyone is an artist when the space is open. All equipment will be provided so just bring your openness and authentic selves, and trust the process.

The co-created art will be donated to one of the participants (randomly selected) as a soulful gift from us to pass on the beautiful spirit. We will use high sound-quality headsets to respect the neighbours as well as bringing us more space to move inside as well as in the beautiful garden area.
Tea, water and snacks will be provided before, during and after the journey. Feel feel to bring your own supply to share. Bring your friends and family and to socialise through creating together.

The door opens at 17:45, Jan 27
The event starts at 18:00, Jan 27
Ticket: 22 euros (feel free to adjust it)

About the facilitators, Leila and Leela:

We are a team from Amsterdam – Visual Artist Leila and DJ/Handpan Musician Leela, with past experience playing sets in the main global Ecstatic Dance hubs such as Odessa and Eagles Nest.We have traveled around Europe doing tours to bring this special format of full-body embodiment to everyone. It seems no coincidence that Leila and Leela met at an event where Awareness & Exploration were two of the main ingredients. Both names are derived from Sanskrit, freely interpreted as “…In our daily experience, embracing the dance of life with a hint of playfulness, including the waves of bright & dark matters and sunshine & rain…” It applies to the attitude for what we do. They feel privileged to weave their creativity and experience into both their shared love-life as a loving couple and by offering their gifts and experiences as a team to you, via co-creation of arts.

Listen to DJ Leela’s Soundtracks:
Some previous Ecstatic Arts event videos (what a journey looks like):

Our website for more info:

January 27 @ 17:45
5:45 pm

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