Dances of Ecstasy is a mesmerizing journey into the world of ecstasy experienced through rhythm, dance and music. Interweaving 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 dance party in an Australian forest. The many different experiences of trance are linked by the human need to connect to 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 Nambia , Korea (Kut), Nigeria (Yoruba), New York (Gabrielle Roth), Brazil (Candombie), 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 the Sufi dervishes' whirling ritual in an extended portrait of this fascinating ceremony.
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 track, with psychedelic visuals by D-Fuse.
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