Ishmiel Lounsbury

Ishmiel Lounsbury co-founded  Santa Barbara Dance Tribe and has been involved in ecstatic dance for over 20 years. “Music and dance take us right to the present moment,” he says. “Through ecstatic dance we can experience a true expression of our authentic selves.” He creates sets that invite a sense of communion and connection taking dancers from a place of deep ceremony to celebratory ecstatic high and finally to a quiet, grounded stillness. He fuses music from around the world.

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