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($20). For many, the ecstatic state achieved through dancing is better than any drug. There is a common underlying experience that suggests we humans may even be programmed for such physical bliss. In this audio-visual documentary, Aussie filmmakers Michelle Mahrer and Nicole Ma explore how cultures around the world use dance and rhythm to achieve spiritual transport. From the dance practices of Namibia's San healers to huge rave-ups in the Australian bush to the whirling dervishes of Turkey, the filmmakers find the tribal connection through footage, music, narration, and interviews. Lose yourself in the community at tonight's New York premiere and multimedia global dance party, featuring the Yoruba trance drummers Omo Obile, DJ Guide (aka Jonathan Horan), and Dub Gabriel.

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Added by tylix on June 29, 2004

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