Eclectic Techno dance rite

Eclectic Techno dance rite

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A weekly venue to learn, rehearse, and celebrate electronic and eclectic dance. At the intersection between party and ritual dance lessons.

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UPDATE: There will be no event this Thursday 19.05.22, and possibly the event will be paused until some necessary adjustments are made. I will keep you informed on any developments and I only hope you would like them!😎

Please, read this description till the end before you come to the event. Thank you very much!

given by Regina LoMío (dance teacher, facebook.com/reginalomio )

organized by LoMío (facebook.com/lomiosi)

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I guess I first need to do a full disclaimer here. First- Be sure I am fully aware that a bar is not the usual venue for techno dancing. Second- You would be partially right if you could guess that without the ongoing Covid pandemic I would have probably never come up with the 'crazy' idea of teaching techno dancing, since it is commonly perceived as the most go-free do-whatever dance style ever. And yet....I must confess that as a longtime club goer and Techno enthusiast I have always felt something could be done to improve people's sense of rhythm and dance ability while dancing to house-electro-techno in and out of the club. No, it doesn't have be that monotone!

We have done it open-air in the last 2 years in the Viktoriapark (link to previous event: https://fb.me/e/1AzZbsW7j) and I don't have any plan yet to stop doing it. This is an event to understand techno dance not just as party-relevant. I would like to show you how to dance more consciously, more spiritually (indeed like in a ritual) to techno and electronic musics of all sorts without losing the ability to have fun and without needing anything else than good will, good music, friendly surroundings and perhaps, my help.

A little intro to the matter in question: Since the past 40 years a new (though not so out-of-the-blue) dance-friendly music has emerged: electronic dance music. From the very Afro American house of Chicago and Techno of Detroit to the European post-industrial Techno pioneers of Dusseldorf, Manchester, and Berlin the behavioral revolution had to be danced! One aspect of most dance-friendly electronic music is the (poly)ryhthmic command of it, its beat, the repetitive and at times deliberately psychedelic effect on our minds. Blended in the lessons without a particular sequence, we will dance to the following music styles: House (Classical, Acid, Italian, Afro, tech, deep), Techno (old-school, current, ethereal, space), Minimal, some Ambient, Industrial, some Drum&Bass, some Ethno(Techno), Trance, diverse meditative and ritual(ish) electronic music and occasionally some spoken-word and non-electronic music with related subjects and histories.

In this particular event the purpose would not be to learn particular (traditional) dance steps or styles, instead we will aim at finding a ritual-like interpretation of the music we play. A real free-style ordeal where you will be more than encouraged (and helped) to find your own authentic dancing self. Blended in the lessons without a particular sequence, we will dance to he following music genres:

techno/tekkno/house/electro/ambient/lounge

All kinds of (ritual-ish) electronic music. afrobeat

African folklore and popular music

jazz/blues/R&B

soul/funk/neosoul/hiphop

pop/synth pop/some rock (e.g. glam)

Afro Cuban folklore/son/salsa/mambo/chachachá/and more

Brazilian, Jamaican/and any so called „world music“

Level: level-independent

Dates: Nearly every Thursday but check occurrence and attendance here in Facebook whenever possible. The dance rite and lesson will start sometime between 20:00 and usually 20:30 or when there are about 3 people at least. Thus you don't have to worry if a bit late but don't overdo it, generally before 20:40 there is good chance you'll get most of the lesson and rite. After the lesson there will be open dance floor. The bar opens at 19:00 and you are welcome to come before 20:00 if you wish so. Needless to say: we don't care about dresscodes as long as you bring your authentic self!

Price: Free entrance. We will be glad for your 3 to 10 EUR contribution to the dance act.

Corona-required hygienic measures: Same as required for a café/bar at a given moment.

Language: English (German or Spanish on request).

Address: Sams Bar, Bergmannstraße 104, 10961 Berlin

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