Boulder Ecstatic Dance (BED) - Saucy Feather 4/28


Sun Apr 28 2024 at 06:15 pm to 09:30 pm


Avalon Ballroom | Boulder, CO

★ Join us for a fulfilling night of community, connection and dance! Our artist this week is Saucy Feather <3
★ Dance lab facilitation by Dae Gallina!
★ Sound healing W/ Gabriel Logan Braun
★ Rhythm of the Dance
6:15 - 6:30: Arrive and land in the space for Dance Lab
6:30 - 7:15: Dance Lab
Our intention for the Dance Lab is to co-create a core resonance of what is possible when we dance together in a more intentional, alive and collective way. We believe this is the foundation for creating a dance that so many of us are craving!!! Dance Lab can look like dance games, contact improvisation, connection games, etc. It is a place where we get to feel an invitation to bring more play, exploration, and attunement to our experience in dance space. Dance Lab primes us for a free-form, permission-filled ecstatic dance that invites us to tap into a more liberated expression of ourselves. [Accessible for all levels / No experience needed]
7:15 - 7:25: Dance Lab Debrief/ Opening Circle
7:25 - 9:15: Ecstatic Dance
This is the main course of the night where our artist will take us on a soundscape journey into movement as a community.
9:15 - 9:30: Closing
This is a space for individuals to share, express and be seen by the community and is the closing chapter of the evening.
*** Note: You are not required to participate in any part of this which does not feel alive for you. You have full permission to sit/rest/observe at any time of the evening. There is an altar space for pulling cards and meditation. There is also a squish zone for relaxing and cuddles. These spaces are still a part of the non-verbal dance space. You are free to arrive and leave when you wish. If the dance is at capacity, we must turn dancers away. Come early or buy a ticket in advance to ensure you make it in for the dance.

★ Location: Avalon Ballroom - 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80303
★ Tickets: Pay for a sliding scale ticket from $15-30 at the door or reserve a spot in advance through the Actualize ticket link.

★ Artist = :-: • Saucy Feather • :-:-
? Light as a feather yet dripping in flavor, she is here to take you on a journey of sound — from the root to the crown, high in the sky and back down to the ground.
? She weaves frequencies with the intention to inspire embodiment, a sonic invitation to drop into presence and feel the full-spectrum of your expression.
? Her sets are a blend of deep bass beats balanced by feminine vocals, with splashes of sensuality, playfulness, sacred, and sass.
? She sources sounds from all over the world, bridging cultures and genres to curate a flight of the finest vibrations. Come taste her flavors for yourself as she lands on a dance floor near you!
Check out Saucy Feather:

★ Dance Lab Facilitator = Dae Gallina
My name is David Gallina (they/he). I’ve been teaching for 10+ years, and am committed to improving people’s quality of life through the practice of movement, mobility, dance/play therapy, somatics, and functional neurology in a trauma-informed way that is inclusive and accessible to all bodies.New to Boulder, I’m calling my work “Mixed Movement Arts”. I teach regular weekly classes at Ape Co Movement School-Boulder as well as regular in-person and online movement/dance offerings. I’ve studied extensively with Movement Culture and numerous movement/dance modalities- I love contact improvisation, freeform dance/authentic movement, practice qi gong, circus arts, Gaga dance, Continuum, and weaving somatics, nervous system education, and wisdom traditions into movement practice.If you want to learn more about my work/approach, you can visit and follow me on instagram @David.Gallina.

★ Sonic Womb: A Sound Healing Journey with Gabriel Logan Braun
Enter the Sonic Womb. Immerse yourself in timeless and expansive soundscapes where angelic harmonies, soulful rhythms and heartfelt tones lead you back home.
A Sound Healing Journey with Gabriel Logan Braun is a healing journey of mindfulness and movement. It's a dynamic and improvisational expression in response to what’s needed in the room to create a deeply healing and restorative experience for the participants.
As a world musician & loop artist, Gabriel uses loop & effect pedals, his voice, world flutes, didgeridoos, handpan, the ngoni, percussive instruments and the harmonium to create a unique melding of sounds for people to relax, de-stress, harmonize and embrace the depth of our sacred inner-world.
From his angelic tones to soulful beat boxing, Gabriel’s heartfelt and earthy sound comes through his music to create experiences for people to celebrate the human spirit. By creating timeless and expansive soundscapes where there is nothing for the mind to hold onto, this allows for participants to really let go and unwind from their day. At times, light percussive vocal rhythms and harmonies are interwoven to create a feeling of containment and safety which allows the mind to better focus, the body to relax and the nervous system to return to homeostasis.

Principles and Values of Space:
- Drug and alcohol free
- Sacred dance floor.
- Judgment and expectation-free zone with full inclusivity.
- Encouraging the practice of attunement to self, your physical space & other dancers.
- Full permission to feel, express and embody your emotions.
- Respectful honoring of your own and other dancer’s boundaries and personal space
- Focused on-verbal connection (no talking)
- Consensual. If it’s not a clear yes, it’s a no.
- Free of phones and cameras in the dance space. In other areas, keep them off or in airplane mode.
- Free of heavy perfumes or oils. Please practice body hygiene when you come to dance.
- Free of shoes

Want to Join the Team?
Each week we welcome a volunteer team to help with the day of dance roles. We hold this dance as a community effort and co-creation.
Sign up to volunteer here:
★★ Volunteer Roles ★★
★ Vibe Guardians
- Setting up the altar, squish/cuddle zone, lights, ambiance and cleansing of the space
- Angels of the space, offering loving support to help maintain a safe and aware group field.
- Team break down and clean up
★ Welcome Squad
- Welcomes and checks in attendees and sell tickets for the dance
- We need 1 paid person to support us from 6:00 - 9:30pm. You will receive $50 plus 1 free dance admittance for the future.
- We need 2 additional volunteers as support. One person will help from 6:00 - 7:30 pm and the other will help from 7:30 - 9pm.
- We need 1 floater volunteer to be flexible to take on one of the other volunteer roles in the event that someone becomes sick on the night of the event.
★ Skill Offerers
- Tribal markers/body painting
- Massage (bring your own table/chair)
- Art Vendor
- Serve Tea / Cacao / Elixirs
- open to other creative ideas
* Note, permission to charge for offerings.

Refund Policy:
- There are no refunds.
- Tickets are transferrable to another participant in advance of the event. If you want to transfer a ticket you are responsible for finding the buyer.
- We will not be able to respond to any questions about ticketing or participation during the 24 hours before the start of the event.

★ Hosts: Danny, Philana & BED Volunteer Team

Where is it happening?

Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303, United States,Boulder, Colorado
Boulder Ecstatic Dance

Host or Publisher Boulder Ecstatic Dance

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