DJ Amritaji (Raj Inder Dhillon) has been spinning sacred psychedelic worldbeat music since 2007. She spent the last decade playing at electronic music events, Ecstatic Dances and festivals, bringing her unique style of weaving the traditional music of Eastern and indigenous cultures with electronic dance music to venues across the United States. She first fell in love with sonic-induced states of trance after practicing traditional Sanskrit Kirtan. Having been a long-time fan of electronic music, she began to notice the meditative states that certain electronic music had and the similarities with the ancient chant and trance practices of indigenous and Eastern cultures.
She fell in love with Ecstatic Dance in 2010 and became eager to bring the practice to her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She founded Ecstatic Dance Milwaukee in early 2016 and quickly completed Ecstatic Dance Leadership training with the founders of Ecstatic Dance Oakland. Her passion is for creating sacred dance journeys through bridging traditional and modern dance music; to offer a sonic space for healing, free and authentic expression, and fun! She continues to expand the Ecstatic Dance community, and to spread her love for conscious dance and movement across the US. Amritaji has performed on lineups with artists such as Kalya Scintilla, Govinda, Kaminanda, Whitebear, Random Rab and Shamans Dream. Experiencing Amritaji's sets will get your body and soul grooving!
What is Ecstatic Dance?
"Our purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things.
Through dance, we believe everyone can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. By engaging our senses and listening to our bodies, we connect to others and shape a consciousness that extends beyond our own.
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No reservations required. All are welcome, including People of Color, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Same-Gender Loving People.
We value diversity and inclusivity."
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"Ecstatic Dance weaves together world class DJs, immersive sound journeys, and free-form movement. It's a substance-free, all ages community celebration where you can simply BE yourself, and experience rejuvenation and inspiration through connection, dance & music.
Ecstatic Dance is a community gathering for people who want to express themselves freely, alongside a beautiful group of people who are there to connect and expand together.
Join us and enjoy a safe and inspiring space to dance without talking, drinking, and the nightclub vibe. This is about self-expression, freeing your mind and body, and connecting with yourself and those around you. No booze, no shoes and no chit-chat on the dance floor helps us keep it intentional. Amazing music helps us keep it all about Dance.
Open to ALL, no dance or movement experience necessary. If you're human, you're the perfect fit!"