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Cacao Dance Party with Ekchuaj
11. August 2018 @ 18:00 - 22:00
– We are a part of the whole –
We belong to the big family of many species of plants, and animals on this planet.
With our modern living today, it is easy to forget though, that WE humans also are animals and have many of the same characteristics and needs as other species.
The need to play, the need to be wild, the need to be in nature and the need to move and be active are a few of them.
By embracing our animal nature we can connect to deeper parts of our bodies and psyche and meet the world from a more instinctive level and allow these needs to be met.
You are invited this special evening, with the help of ceremonial cacao, face paint and enticing music – to explore and awaken your inner animal/animals!
We all have the possibility to awaken and embody different archetypes, different energies within us, to our benefit, and animals are definitely some of the most powerful and fun to play with!
About the DJ:
EKCHUAJ is the Mayan patron god of Cacao and traders.
After a decade as a cacao trader, Lasse took up his love for electronically enhanced world music as EKCHUAJ, with a mission to create the optimal soundtrack for cacao-fueled dancing.
EKCHUAJ weaves rhythms and melodies from diverse indigenous and folk cultures with a distinctly danceable electronic beat. Be prepared for moments of beauty, ecstasis and celebration!
The Cacao Dance Party concept emerged from a dream that we can party in a conscious way and have heart-opening and liberating experiences in an organic and integrative way.
We are co-creating a new warm culture of partying in Oslo together with you ♥
A culture that includes, not separates.
A culture that is healthy and drug-free.
A culture that our children can grow up into and learn from.
Come and join us this magical evening, to be a part of this dream, to express yourself, dance freely and celebrate life with Ceremonial Cacao, amazing vibes and some of the hottest grooves from the global consciousness circuit, in one of the coolest places in Oslo!
What to Bring:
1. Loose-fitting/light clothes, maybe in colours of your favourite animal! Most important though is that they let you move your body and free yourself.
2. Water and a water bottle. You can refill it at the venue.
What to AVOID:
Any food, coffee, sweets, animal milk etc at least 2-3 hours before the ceremony. Fasting a whole day before a ceremonial dose is not necessary – and we don’t recommend it for first-timers as an empty system may accelerate assimilation and bring on bitter-related nausea. Normal or light eating a few hours beforehand is fine. Any allergies, pls contact us beforehand.
For Movement Arts festival pass holders – 100 nok
Regular price – 300 nok
Come at 18 so we have time to paint your face ( if you want ) and to mingle around.
Get your ticket in advance so we know how many cups of cacao to make.
*** This is a DRUG-FREE event ***
Short about the Cacao:
Theobroma Cacao translates from Latin to “Food of the Gods” and was valued very high during the pre-columbian times. It was used by the Mayans in ceremony to celebrate life, death and other festivities.
With this ancient plant medicine, Cacao, as an ally, we are gifted an opportunity to open up in a gentle way and to drop down from our heads – in to our bodies.
We will use delicious ceremonial cacao from Peru this event.
We are happy and honored to share the awareness around this sacred plant and to let you experience what real chocolate can taste and feel like…
– Theobromine, the active component in cacao, has a contraindication with anti-depressants – please let us know beforehand if you are taking any, or if you are pregnant, as we will need to adjust your dose accordingly.