Winter Solstice Celebration: Dance and (Remote) Live Music!
Thursday, December 16, 2021, 6:30 – 8:00 Central Time.
Picnic Shelter East of the Lake Nokomis Recreation Center
(Confirmation of location details will be sent after Wednesday’s forecast rain)
2401 E Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Ready your heart to welcome the return of light with the calm and joy that comes from music and dance. Be embraced by the energy of a dance circle and let that feeling support you in the New Year.
This special participatory evening of dance will be accompanied (from a warm remote location) by musician Greg Herriges. The dances are a powerful container that helps us hold and move through any difficulty. Dancing continues to connect us to each other and gives us an embodied map for creating lives based on sustainability, community, and reverence for the earth. Come cultivate the clarity, grounding, and hope that will help you support the birth of new light in our world.
More about the dances. This celebration is grounded in Laura Shannon’s research of women’s ritual dances from the Balkans, Greece, and Asia Minor as a dance-based women’s mystery school with roots in ancient Europe. These are dances meant to be danced by everyone throughout their lives – they are at a very gentle, walking pace. No experience necessary. The Winter Solstice Celebration is one of many seasonal celebrations observed by Wisdom Dances in addition to weekly classes. All who are interested in learning this tradition are welcome, no mater your cultural background, gender or ability. Best suited for teens and up.
Emily Jarrett Hughes, dancer and healer, irresistibly draws everyone of all abilities into the dancing circle. Bouzoukist, guitarist, vocalist, composer, outstanding performer and dear friend of Wisdom Dances, Greg Herriges will accompany our dancing from his Bird House Studio. He will be playing traditional songs, our traditional dance remixes of some folk songs, and his own compositions.