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Just Dance - Vancouver
2114 W. 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N6
Join Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda for an epic ecstatic chant and dance experience!
[NOTE: This Journeys is exceptionally held on a Friday]
Soul-stirring dance electronica grooves meet India's ecstatic chant tradition resulting in a spiritually charged music fusion that is KIRTRONICA.
This is a Journey through the 5 transcendental rasas, or 5 different moods in our approach to the Divine which are:
— Santa Rasa: Silence, Peace, Light
— Dasya Rasa: Service. Offering
— Sakhya Rasa: Friendly affection
— Vatsalya Rasa: Affection for mother/child...
— Madurya Rasa: Very intimate, Union with the Beloved
Expect powerful guidance and deep music to move your body, heart and soul.
7:30 pm :: Optional active meditation
9:00 pm :: Opening circle and Journeys
‘Kirtronica’ is a term for a new genre of music that is currently being established in the yoga world: electronica dance music combined with live Sanskrit/Indian mantra chanting. Jaya Lakshmi was one of the pioneers of ‘Kirtronica’. Over the last few years Jaya Lakshmi has composed original electronic music. Her new music is a mixture of house, tribal trance, and down-tempo with recordings of acoustic instruments like tabla, guitar, and sarod, and Ananda on bansuri flute. In the current duo format performing ‘Kirtronica’ live, Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda lead participants through an ecstatic dance journey that awakens their shakti and encourages everyone to chant along, inspiring devotional trance states and deepening their connection with the divine.
About Jaya and Ananda
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are Oregon based musical artists in the genre of mantra music. They offer a unique mix of kirtan, healing mantra music, singer/songwriter devotional English songs and Kirtronica (Mantra/Kirtan based electronic dance music). They both sing, play guitar and harmonium and in addition Ananda plays bansuri flute and Jaya Lakshmi plays keyboard. They are known for their powerful blend of modern and ancient soundscapes that touches the heart and invokes a meditative and connected state. They are currently on tour on the west coast of the USA.
Journeys are intentional dance events that build on the transformative power of music and dance to guide you on a journey of personal and community exploration, discovery and expansion. Each Journeys is a unique and co-created event! The themes are presented by different guest dance or movement facilitators who offer their passion and expertise by adapting their crafted modality to the Journeys format.