ED TEAM

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NADINE RUITER – FOUNDER & ORGANIZER

Nadine loves to spend her time on Sunny islands like Corfu and has spend over 7 Summers here, being part of several festival organisations before initiating Ecstatic Dance Festival together with Kareem Raihani in 2017. When she is not dancing or organizing events, then she is supporting conscious entrepreneurs with their business growth and giving Human Design readings.

“Every edition of Ecstatic Dance Festival is special. The island, the venue and the village are always welcoming us and for a week we become one big, dancing family with new and old friends from all over the world. It’s an unforgettable experience that will bring you many gifts which you will carry home in your heart. I am looking forward to dance with you, in Corfu!”

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KAREEM RAÏHANI – FOUNDER & DJ / PRODUCER

Shaman of Dance, Ecstatic Dance Master, Dance Floor Magician…
Kareem Raïhani has been called many names for the ecstatic journeys he creates world wide on festivals, gatherings, retreats and ceremonies.
The only way to understand what all those dancers feel thru Kareem’s music and dance is to simply experience it!

For more then 20 Years, Kareem Raïhani shares his music throughout Europe and beyond and mixes like no other different styles of dance music into a happening of body shaking rhythms, shamanic vibes, heart opening sounds, spiraling melodies and contagious grooves. His sets are containing many of his own productions and remixes. Being close to the heart and Mother Earth. Respecting ancient knowledge and conscious of modern technology.

Kareem’s Dj sets are setting dance floors on fire! He is always reaching for that moment when the trance kicks in and the dancer becomes the dance…

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ROLF PAARDEKOOPER – TEAM MEMBER

Ecstatic Dance Festival Corfu is a wonderful and very special event where I’ve met so many beautiful souls.
It has a stunning location with sunset view, there are many lovely locals in the village, many (vegan) restaurant options, a vibrant mix of returning and new participants of the festival, daily workshops and evening dances topped of with this special universal energy in the area of Arillas which is really powerful. You just have to experience it to understand.
It feels like coming back to friends and family, loving and caring for each other. When going home I feel supercharged with love and trust in people and life.

Just like last year, I am one of the space holders and contact persons onsite , besides this I will also be involved in the preparation of the event and assisting with social media, ticketing, volunteers etc.
I’m looking forward to welcoming everyone back on the island, share love and to being part of the team again!

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MARCO RUITER – TEAM MEMBER

Marco shares his love and energy through teachings with cold water and breathing exercises and by dancing all around the world. The island of Corfu… became his ideal partner!
Not just because of the beauty of the island, which you will definitely enjoy every moment. It’s the whole atmosphere of the village, friendly greetings/meetings and the sense of freedom of expression that unites the festival and the island. It makes you feel like coming home. Let’s dance, discover, love and the most important thing having FUN.

This year I will not only welcome you all, hold the space and dance with you, but I’m also involved in the preparation and setting up the Ecstatic Dance Festival with this beautiful team. Can’t wait to see you and share this with you all!

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