Ecstatic Dance ~ Tuesdays

Ecstatic DanceEcstatic Dance Nevada City will be presented Tuesdays from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. at the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City.

Ecstatic Dance in its most basic definition is free-form movement /dance inspired by music, allowing bodies to move freely without judgment or concern for the “grace” or beauty of the dance. This is the dance you dance when nobody is watching! This dance is an inner/outer journey of moving meditation. It develops a direct body-spirit connection, letting your body and inner guide be your teachers. It’s about being present with your own energy and discovering your own dance within using this movement and energetic experience to release stuck patterns in your body, emotions, mind and spirit.

Because Movement is Our Medicine

No Shoes, No Booze, Just Dance




Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.


saQi feat. the Family Band



The Miners Foundry will present saQi on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8:00pm. Support will be provided by Isaac Chambers, and both will be joined by The Family Band. The event will also include an early workshop with saQi, “Accessing the Creative Spirit” with more details to be announced soon!


Get Tickets!

Tickets are $22 in Advance and available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on July 27, 2019. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $30 each. NO tickets will be held for door sales.

Limited seating available as this will be an open dance floor show.  All tickets are General Admission.

Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office.  The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food options available for purchase beginning at 7:00pm.


More about saQi

Drawing his name from the Sufi title for mystic muse, saQi is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and educator. As an early pioneer of live-electronic music in the West Coast scene he has continued to innovate and explore new realms of sonic alchemy by fusing elements of American blues, hip-hop, latin, soul and world music with the refined minimalism of European dance genres. Over the years saQi has masterfully crafted his own sovereign sound that is never limited by tempo, genre or any other creative framework. Live sets journey seamlessly from low tempo bass to high energy dance music and everything in between. The show is presented in a multitude of configurations ranging from solo DJ sets to a full live ensemble including horn sections, guitar, vocalists, percussion, keys and strings.


With 5 studio albums released on the independent label Jumpsuit Records saQi has collaborated and performed with an array of prominent artists including The Polish Ambassador, Beats Antique, Emancipator, edIT (of the Glitch Mob), Random Rab, Rising Appalachia, March Fourth Marching Band, Russ Liquid, Bluetech and The Everyone Orchestra. The project has been featured all over the world, from West Coast festivals such as Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle and Symbiosis Gathering, to international dates in Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Switzerland, India and Bali.


“What makes the soul of the poet dance? It is the inspiration that beauty gives. The Sufi have called this beauty saQi… ” ~Inayat Khan