DJ Martyn Zij | Ecstatic Dance Arnhem at Yogapoint Arnhem
DANCE✰ MAGIC✰ DANCE
With DJ Martyn Zij we expand our little dance universe on the wooden dance floor at Ecstatic Dance Arnhem on Friday, the 22th of April. You can dance your natural high with Martyns music which gives space, excites trance and imagination but also ensures a presence in the “here and now”. His sound ranges from grounding bass & beats, tribal grooves to a more meditative and lyrical vibe. These he brings together in a funky and soul-full way touching the heart of the dancer and listener. As might be expected of a (ceremonial) musician he is guided by the energy on the dance floor, and is not afraid of unexpected surprises and twists in his DJ sets.
DANCE✰ MAGIC✰ DANCE
✰ About Martyn ✰
For Martyn one of the reasons to find his passion for deejay-ing was the discovery of Ecstatic Dance. Suddenly it became clear that all the music Martyn loves so much easily can come together in a set for this special phenomenon. At the end of 2013 Martyn became and is still one of the resident-deejays of Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam. From then on Martyn also got invited by diverse Ecstatic Dance Tribes in Netherlands and Europe. He loves to share the music, the dance and the joy with these communities and gets inspired by the different vibes of the unique happening every Ecstatic Dance is.
After a few years deejaying Martyn started to combine his skills as a producer/musician with his experience as a deejay. He uses his studioskills to remix and rework different music from all of the world so they become “dance floor” friendly and he can include them in his deejay-sets. Next to these remixes he is also working on his own compositions and songs to spread and share his unique deep funky and heartwarming sound all over the world.
✰About Ecstatic Dance✰
Ecstatic Dance is open to everyone. Dance experience is not necessary. In the ceremony beforehand, the guidelines are explained and a safe space is created for each dancer to move freely to the music. Then dance starts with a professional DJ who offers a dance journey through a contemporary musical dance landscape.
Ecstatic dance is a free form of dance with the goal to achieve ecstasy. This is a natural state in which your awareness shifts and you get to experience a meditative and happy state of mind through body movement. Besides the fact that it is a lot of fun to move your body to music, Ecstatic Dance is also scientifically proven to help your mental & physical health. Ecstatic Dance can be also seen as a dance work-out.
Ecstatic Dance keeps community alive. We dance together, we start and end together. In between you let go of your thoughts, you dive into your body and you let your heart dance.
Dance can meditation in movement, feeling and experiencing yourself joyful and in a soft play. Everything is allowed, passion, pain, joy and sorrow, there is room for all feelings on the dance floor. We dance our own journey, together. Others connect with us in the dance and we invite others. Sometimes in the dance, sometimes in a simple gesture or eye contact.
The Dance Floor is a place of respect and safety. Ecstatic Dance was created as a safe haven, whether we dance alone or with others. Remember that we all have a different level of what we are comfortable with when approached or touched in contact. Be mindful and make sure your approach is in feedback. If you want to dance together, meet someone's eyes and make an opening gesture from your chest area to the other person. If you want to end a dance or someone invites you to a dance and you are not interested, bring your hands in front of your chest in a gesture of Namaste and bow slightly.
There are four important guidelines to bear in mind when you’re joining an Ecstatic Dance.
✰ no alcohol/drugs
✰ no talking
✰ no shoes
✰ no judgment
✰ Your space-holder from Ecstatic Dance Arnhem ✰
Doris Lilienweiss, Ankie Kolhoff & Robert Bee
Location: Yogapoint Arnhem, Looierstraat 54, 6811 AZ Arnhem
Time: 19:30-22:00; doors open at 19:00
Ticket: online €20,00 cash €22 (we might not have change)
Parking at Musis Parkeergrage (50 cent after 18:00 or Klarendal for free 10-15 min walk)