Mount Shasta International Film Festival


Mount Shasta International Film Festival

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Directed by Michelle Mahrer and Nicole Ma
Documentary • 58 minutes • USA

The film Dances of Ecstasy is a sensory journey into the mesmerizing world of trance and ecstasy that binds dancers from Manhattan to Morocco. Filmmakers Michelle Mahrer and Nicole Ma travelled to traditional and modern day rituals to discover what is the altered state experience which people seek through dance. In these rituals, Whirling Dervishes from Turkey, Orisha priestesses from Nigeria and Brazil, shaman healers from the Kalahari and Korea, and dancers in a Gabrielle Roth workshop in New York, pulse to the same beat as thousands of young people at an all night techno dance party in an Australian forest. Dances of Ecstasy celebrates the universal human experience where rhythm and dance unite us.

Following “Dances of Ecstasy” we have Jef Stott, a talented musician and DJ who will lead those who choose into a dance on the stage of COS Ford Theater for one hour. The music will include World Fusion & Global Rhythms. Dance with us.

College of the Siskiyous, Weed - Ford Theater
Saturday, October 8 8:30 pm - 9:28 pm
Dance Party 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

RATING: G All Ages

Mount Shasta International Film Festival