Dances of Ecstacy
Dances of Ecstasy, featuring Gabrielle Roth among others, is a sensory journey into the mesmerizing world of trance and music that binds dancers from Manhattan to Morocco. The film travels to various traditional and modern day rituals to discover the altered state experience which people seek through dance.
In these rituals, Roth 5Rhythms dancers in Manhattan, Whirling Dervishes from Turkey, Orisha priestesses from Nigeria and Brazil and shamanic healers from the Kalahari and Korea pulse to the same beat as thousands of young people at an all-night techno dance party in an Australian forest.
A film by Michelle Mahrer and Nicole Ma