CLOSER x-dance

Dancing the Erotic Pulse , tickets to be released closer to the date

Date

Apr 21 2024
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Time

CEST
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Center of Dance | Studio A. Eingang Haus 12 Aufgang F (Enter via the Courtyard next to Rewe)
Schönhauser Allee 36, Studio A Berlin, 10435 Germany

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There is an electric pulse. It runs through me.
I used to call it sexual. Now, I know it's much more.
My erotic pulse is my life-spark.
Dance is one of its favorite languages.

CLOSER x-dance is an experiential lab for anyone who is curious about the relationship between dance x movement and sensuality, pleasure x eroticism.

Each month (1st Saturday), we invite the quality of erotic – an opportunity to discover ways to embrace eroticism as an avenue of creativity, spontaneity and freedom.

CLOSER x-dance is a dedication to unshackling any chains that say dance cannot be sensual when those sensations arise, or any beliefs like “I’m only allowed to be ‘free’ in one way in a given space”. This lab gently tears down the boxes that equate eroticism to sex, too. For, this textured word – eroticism – combines pleasure, joy, creativity, expression. It’s taste and sounds. Imagination and movement. Eroticism gives us a powerful avenue to play with emotional tensions, relieve inner struggles to find lightness, strength in vulnerability and pleasure.

Monthly themes, music and exercises support you to meet yourself, and each other with
non-judgement, safety, connection and personal integrity.

You’ll find the following ingredients at each CLOSER x-dance :

  • Setting the Space: A grounded beginning to first connect to yourself, your body, the space and your boundaries.
  • 5Rhythms Wave: A guided dance meditation that takes you through a 5Rhythms Wave.
  • Exercises: An invitation to explore a topic in the broad spectrum of eroticism.
  • Erotic Core Dance: An offering to unleash your brilliance – which is to say to give yourself to yourself – through a DJ set.

After dancing for more than 15 years, you taught me how to finally let my hips dance.
I feel amazed!
Thank you Samar for your pureness, your force of life, your fire.

CLOSER x-dance is open to all, creating a safe(r) space for different horizons, sexual orientations and experiences.

Whether you are comfortable and familiar with these themes or exploring them for the first time, you are invited to join us.

What to wear

What we wear can inform how we move, how we feel or even how we think. Given the theme of CLOSER x-dance, you are particularly invited to experiment with clothing that feels erotic, sexy or sensual.  Let yourself be intuitive when you’re getting ready for the evening. Some ideas …
  • Does clothing that is flow-y or tight fitting give you more pleasure?
  • Do you find different textures such as mesh or cotton, satin or lace or denim ignite your senses?
  • Perhaps, there is some clothing that brings on special characteristics, maybe something you don’t usually wear in daily life? Maybe it’s a ballet tutu or a tie or anything else.
  • Do colors or comfortable clothing give you a special feeling?


Simply allow yourself to express yourself through clothing as much or as little as you’d like. 

What to bring

  • Bring a water bottle, there is a bathroom to fill up your water bottles.
  • Foot wear is optional – indoor or dance shoes only –
    most people dance barefoot

Event Information

  • CLOSER x-dance begins at 19.45 and doors open at 19.30. Please be on time for our journey together. We close the doors promptly at 20.00 to help us create a positive holding for the evening and for safety measures.
  • Please do not talk on the dance floor so you, and others, can drop into movement, sounds and noises without the distraction of words.
  • Please do not use your cell phone during this time so you can stay present and alive in your dance.
  • When you love a track, just ask after class (not during the dance :-)) so you can enjoy that moment fully in all its glory.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to a future date if you are unable to join. However, you may personally pass on your ticket to someone else. In this case, please let me know via an email the name of the person taking your spot. Thank you for understanding and helping to keep the dance alive!

Samar's voice gently guided my thoughts to relax and to search inside myself. Eventually, as I felt peace and calm, I let my body move with the energy of the room ...
I finally released the roar in me, and felt gentle tears running down my face.
Thank you Samar. I will never forget that feeling.

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FAQ’s

One Saturday evening every month.

Please check the calendar in case there are any changes to the regular schedule.

You may also receive updates on all events at any of the following:
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The main difference between these events is an intentional invitation to explore qualities of eroticism. Although an erotic experience could well happen at a (regular) x-dance event of course, some people might feel even safer with more guided investigation on this theme. Therefore, the music, exercises and ambience will encourage this exploration. Importantly,  there no specific ideas or constructs about how you experience these events or even if your experience is “erotic” to you – whatever arises is welcome. However, you are is welcome.

Similar to other events, Samar Linn offers a wide range of music genres, although tunes are more likely to play in the spectrum of mysterious, sensual, sexy, tempting … As eroticism is such a personal experience, there will be lots of experimentation for all types of pleasure. 

Electronic or House. Drum’n’Bass or Funk. Hip Hop or Jazz. Classical or an occasional Pop Tune.

Taste the music.

Eroticism, in a general sense, are the micro-moments of pleasure in our daily lives. It’s the response of the skin to a cool breeze, or the way the body opens to beautiful nature. It could be the heart’s response to a piece of music or a deep, full breath to reading a poem. These small ecstasies could be the taste of food, a movement on the dance floor ….

Poet Audre Lorde wrote about the uses of erotic as power. Our erotic states are already with us when we are born – curious, innocent, explorers. This is the erotic essence, a personal pulse of aliveness.

project CLOSER investigates eroticism as a way of being that imbues our lives. That the way we walk, breathe, eat, see, talk are examples of how we can cultivate our life force energy, the erotic pulse in its broadest sense. Understanding and respecting your own personal flavors of sensuality, sexuality, imagination and desires can breathe magic into all parts of you.

Eroticism is multifaceted and combines feelings, creativity, expression. While sexuality is an instinctual urge resulting in an act (with the self or another), eroticism is born within us and our imaginations. Eroticism involves sensual and aesthetic experiences. It includes our emotional landscape and all senses.

Dance can be a wonderful way to explore the erotic pulse. Similar to all Samar Linn’s events, there are no specific ideas or constructs about how you experience these events.

Most importantly, it’s a space to be curious primarily with yourself.

You may read more about Eroticism and project Closer here.

You’ll find various methods to  support curiosity, non-judgement, safety, connection and personal integrity. 

  • Setting the Space: A grounded beginning to first connect to yourself, your body, the space and your boundaries.
  • 5Rhythms Wave: A guided dance meditation that takes you through a 5Rhythms Wave.
  • Exercises: An invitation to explore a topic in the broad spectrum of eroticism. 
  • Erotic Core Dance: An offering to unleash your brilliance – which is to say to give yourself to yourself – through a DJ set.

Please feel free to check-in with one of the crew members or Samar Linn at your first event. Or ask questions afterwards!

There may be some light touch exercises offered. However, there is no requirement for touch at any point of the dance or exercises.

You are encouraged to find your comfortable edge, and to stay connected to your own needs while respecting all others’ boundaries.

No, there will be no requirements to get naked.

However, given the theme of this event, there may be invitations to explore layers of clothing / undressing in the dance. Therefore, please be aware others might be naked around you.

You are encouraged to stay connected to your own needs while respecting all others’ boundaries.

5Rhythms brings a beautiful framework to the world to the conscious dance space. It is a practice developed by Gabrielle Roth who identified that life moves in different energies. The more we experience being in these different energies, the more prepared we are for life.

I am a certified 5Rhythms® teacher and use the 5Rhythms framework as a gentle guideline for the music I play. At CLOSER x-dance, we begin the evening with a 5Rhythms Wave.

You may find a video here which provides some information about the five rhythms – Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness.

You may read more about 5Rhythms here. There is also one article available about 5Rhythmen auf Deutsch here.

Samar Linn’s music style is eclectic, edgy; an invitation to express yourself in all shades and flavors. The music is a backdrop and support as you discover, express and let go into your own spontaneous and free dance.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to a future date if you are unable to join

However, you may personally pass on your ticket to someone else. In this case, please let me know via an email the name of the person taking your spot.

Please note that there are no refunds if you come later than 15min post start time and the door is closed.

Thank you for understanding and helping to keep the dance alive!

Yes, there are usually tickets at the door. 

However, we cannot guarantee you’ll get a spot if the event is fully booked.

About Samar Linn

Samar Linn Facilitator

Samar has a promiscuous love affair with music, is enamored by dance and is a curious investigator of freedom of expression. She is a certified 5Rhythms® teacher, a trained Integrative Coach and Bodyworker. Samar runs a range of workshops and regular classes to bring more curiosity to ourselves, openness to our uniqueness and permission to embrace the magic in daily life. Her raw attitude, vulnerability and fascination in ways to embody freedom of expression provide an electric, creative and safe environment.

Samar co-facilitates project CLOSER which is a dedicated space to investigate the erotic pulse through regular workshops, retreats and playgrounds.

Taste the Music

This electric current of mine - it took over one day on the dance floor and swept me right through its powerful force.
Radiating. On Fire.
I learned how to sense my body in different ways.
That, to live authentically and create passionately meant that embracing the vitality of my eroticism and sexuality was critical ...
Eroticism and Aliveness are inseparable