677 Davie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Ekstasis Dance and Black Cat Productions present LUMINANCE IV, a multimedia Winter Solstice celebration that includes film, dance performance, original electronic music producers, DJs, an art gallery with live visionary art, original visuals, and much more.

The evening begins at 9:00 pm with Black Cat presenting the film “Entheo:Genesis - Awakening the Divine Within,” which examines the re-emergence of archaic techniques of ecstacy in the modern world by weaving a synthesis of ecological and evolutionary awareness, electronic dance culture, and the current pharmacological re-evaluation of entheogenic compounds. Imagining consciousness itself to be evolving, Entheo:Genesis documents the emergence of techno-shamanism in the post-modern world that frames the following questions: How can a renewal of ancient initiatory rites of passage alleviate our ecological crisis? What do trance dancing and festivals celebrating unbridled artistic expression speak to in our collective psyche?

Dance Workshop
Following the film, the Ekstasis Dance Collective, led by Luna Ravenchilde and Area709, with progressive dance music dj Jay Michael, will guide us through a Winter Solstice Dance Ritual, a celebratory journey into the darkness to reclaim the light, letting go of what does not serve us from the previous year, and bringing in the new. It's a healing journey through the body, emotions and spirit using movement, breath, intention, and primal rhythm patterns.

Ecstatic Dance offers us the opportunity to move beyond our perceived limitations and constrictions - into a space where we come into contact with our innate wholeness and unity with everything that exists. To move beyond the duality in our everyday thinking, our inner conflicts, the disparate parts of ourself, and find peace in the stillness of our soul.

Music & Dance
Featured music producer and dj Treavor Moontribe, co-founder of the southern California Moontribe collective, will play two sets of music, one from his collaborations with the Desert Dwellers collective and another from Moontribe.

The Desert Dwellers, a collective of producers, musicians, and djs who have all found in the desert a place to hone their individual visions and expressions, create a sonic multi-layered landscape with deep spiritual and mystical resonances. http://www.desertdwellers.org

Moontribe is one of Los Angeles’ most recognized tribal dance music promotion teams that have cultivated the presence of many of today’s top DJs in the global underground scene. In the course of their twelve-year history, Moontribe itself has traveled the world spinning a unique sound of desert-inspired dance music with an intelligently crafted tribal blend of beats.

Naasko, west coast based international electronic music producer and Interchill Records manager, returns to Vancouver with his diverse musical tastes ranging from global ambient to dubbed down beats, world grooves to progressive tribal rhythms.

Also appearing at midnight is renowned local dj Nils, co-founder of the Vancouver-based Beats Without Borders collective. Nils has been connecting with and guiding dance floors in BC and around the world since the early 90's. Never predictable, he has an uncanny ability to read the mood of a room and give it just what it needs.

Sound is provided by Ionic Productions.

Visual Arts
Vancouver visionary artist Even of Divine Reflections creates the Art Gallery with his layered and textured portraits, fusing the digital and organic realms. as well as performing live interactive digital painting. Even’s “Spread Your Wings” is the featured graphic on Luminance posters and flyers.
We are very excited to introduce Oregon-based Sri Yantra Space Shaping to the Vancouver dance community! Sri Yantra Space Shaping is dedicated to creating cutting edge installation art and fabric environments, mounting original and stunning installations that are activating and inspiring.

Returning for her second year is visual artist Gypsy Slipers of Pacific Illumination creating an epic voyage of global imagery, sacred design and psychedelic beauty.

Market & Concession
A tribal market with books, cds, art and cards provided by Elfintome Books.

Treats, eats, elixirs and teas provided by Shakti.

Advance tickets are $30 and available at the following outlets:

Highlife Records, 1317 Commercial Dr. 251-6964
Boomtown Records, 1252 Burrard St. 893-8696
Banyen Books, 3608 West. 4th St. 737-8858

Or online at http://www.luminance2007.com.
Tickets will also be available at the door for $40.

Contact Info
Luminance is produced for the fourth year by Black Cat Productions and Ekstasis Dance.

David Barbarash
Black Cat Productions
1-604-886-2780 (Roberts Creek)
[email protected]

Luna Ravenchilde
Ekstasis Dance
778-868-7534 (Vancouver)
[email protected]

Official Website: http://www.luminance2007.com

Added by blackcat on November 28, 2007