Join us for Dancing Freedom, Ecstatic Dance, and Sound healing facilitated by Atasiea, Rhythmstar, and Robin Parish. As a warm up for the final Ecstatic Dance set of Symbios 2016, Atasiea & the Ecstatic Dance LA team will guide you through an amazing journey. We will begin with a Dancing Freedom wave as our warm up. This will be a guided intentional ecstatic- shamanic dance ceremony designed to help participants ground, and embody specific qualities & intentions through movement meditation, freeform dance, and communion self & others, with music, and the 5 elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether.
After the Dancing Freedom ceremony/ warm-up we will have the final Ecstatic Dance Dj set of the festival with Producer/DJ-RHYTHMSTAR.
This will be just under 2hrs of freeform dance where we follow the guidelines of: dance however you please, no shoes, no talking on the dance floor. This will be followed by Hang Drum sound healing created by Robin Parish- percussionist and Co-founder of Ecstatic Dance LA.
Atasiea– (pronounced: AH-tAH-sEE-AY), means- ‘Oneness’. Atasiea (a.k.a. Kenneth Lawrence Ferguson) is a certified Dancing Freedom Facilitator, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, Minister, Energy & Bodyworker, Professional Actor, Dancer, and Martial Artist. He is the Co-producer, and resident movement facilitator of Ecstatic Dance Los Angeles- (a freeform dance event with yoga, massage, live Djs, and sound healing).
He resides in Echo Park LA, where he runs ‘Angelic Presence Healing Practice’ doing massage, energy work, and private yoga instruction. As an intuitive healer he provides, physical, emotional, and psycho-spiritual support to all people through bodywork, Reiki, sound healing, channeling, and ceremonial facilitation.
He is available to facilitate private, or group classes, workshops, healing sessions, and instruction at community events, festivals, studio classes, homes, and retreats.
Robin Parish’s passion in life is in creating experiences that evoke transformation and healing in others. Originally from the Cotswolds in England, he began his musical journey at a young age as a drummer and percussionist supporting an eclectic mixture of artists and experimented fusing live drums with EDM. He enjoys creating theatrically nuanced soundscapes and rhythms that stir emotion, bring about rejuvenation, and inspire life-affirming joy. He is the co-founder of Ecstatic Dance Los Angeles and a dedicated sound healer.
Producer/DJ – Rhythmstar is a specialist in Global Bass Music. Currently he is based out of The City of Angels, with roots planted deep in the jungles of Hawaii where he lived for over a decade. His sounds transport dancers across the Transnational landscape, through psychedelic bass music and boundary pushing subsonic polyrhythms. Performances have taken him across the US, playing clubs and festivals- that include the recent Cosmic Convergence Festival in Lake Atitlan Guatemala alongside Kalya Scintilla back to back on NYE, The Symbiosis Gathering of 2013, the Arise Music Festival, SXSW, and also The Hawaii Electronic Music Festival of the Big Island. He has supported artists such as: Bassnectar/ Ooah /Eprom/ David Starfire/Ana Sia/ Ill Gates and Thriftworks, as well as embarking on several headlining tours of his own. His newest EP on Street Ritual Records: Kissed By Fire has taken him to Oakland/SF/Nevada City/Santa Monica/Venice/Honolulu/Maui/and Brooklyn. His sound is unlike anyone else – It inspires a dance floor of seduction, revolution and spiritual warriorship through Hip Hop/Drum and Bass/Footwork/Cumbia/ZoukBass/Tribal Fusion/ and Burlesque, all seamlessly blended into a an electronic symphony that keeps the dancefloor activated with heart centered frequencies while shaking its soul to the core.
Photo of Atasiea By Nico Nelson Photography