Ecstatic Dance DJ & Facilitator
Resident DJ at Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam & Ecstatic Dance Goa
Esta Polyesta from Amsterdam is one of the most prominent DJs in Global Beats, World Music and Ecstatic Dance in Europe. She is the most active DJ, Ceremony Leader and facilitator in the Netherlands and one of the most international Ecstatic Dance DJs and Ceremony Leaders from the Netherlands. Ecstatic Dance has taken her to Russia, UK, USA, Thailand, Sweden, Romania, Germany, India, Portugal, Kazakhstan and many other places, including online sessions.
Her music style is flowing and adventurous, with delicate and smooth transitions between different tracks. She plays many styles and rhythms. Ethnic, world and ancestral music laced with beats, are at the core of her choice. Acoustic or electronic, fast or slow, break beats or flowing, ancient or modern, Esta Polyesta weaves it together into one journey that allows you to invite your emotions and to connect deeply with the self or others or just celebrate.
After an Ecstatic Dance tour in the USA in October/ November 2018, she went to Asia. Esta Polyesta is a resident at The Source in Arambol, Goa and she played at Goa Ecstatic Dance Festival in Goa and Ecstatica Festival at Koh Phangan in Thailand. In the spring of 2019, Esta Polyesta taught and coached aspiring DJs at the Ecstatic DJ Training in Portugal. In 2020 Esta joined Dance The Medicine a world wide teaching platform that has successfully hosted a DJ conference and 2 Ecstatic Leadership trainings online. In Amsterdam or while travelling, students who’d like to become ED DJs, know how to find her for private tutoring, coaching and small group lessons.
From 2016 She worked at the Odessa ship project where she built up the Ecstatic Dance program and guided with her team the Ceremony Leaders, spaceholders and DJs for 3 years, until she was invited to join Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam. Now she is the co-organiser of the biggest and oldest Ecstatic Dance in The Netherlands: Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam. Esta is resident DJ at Ecstatic Dance Utrecht and organizer of Ecstatic Dance Ruigoord in an old church in an artist village near Amsterdam. “Ecstatic Dance and rituals are my passion and my medicine, but a good dance at a festival or party can be healing or grounding too.”
Festival and party invitations are happily accepted. Some of the festivals worth mentioning: Mysteryland, Psy-fi, Fusion, Mundial, Sfinks, Lowlands, Landjuweel, etc. “Any dance is a good dance.” Together with her music partner Mashti she made remixes for Kaya Project and for Womex Festival artists. One of those tracks: Oum-Lik (Mashti and Polyesta remix), was published on the prestigious George V label of Buddha Bar compilations and on Radio Monte Carlo’s Cosmopolis Release. With a large team, comprising of people from different Ecstatic Dance communities in The Netherlands, Esta organizes Ecstatic Dances at different kinds of festivals. Actively promoting Ecstatic Dance in the Netherlands.