Winter Solstice Celebration: Gratitude & Peace

Live music, reflection, and the collective joy of circle dances

Sunday, December 17, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00
Judson Church, 4101 Harriet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Let’s gather for an evening of beauty, connection, and reflection to welcome the return of light. Gorgeous music and meditative circle dances have a calming power that can break through the hectic or heavy energy of this season. This embodied, participatory celebration awakens connection to a profound sense of wholeness that embraces all the complexities of life. Together we will tap into a current of joyful life energy.

This year’s celebration is organized around the theme of Gratitude and Peace. There will be opportunity to reflect on your past year and small group sharing. Through attention to each step while dancing, and in a guided meditation, we will develop our attunement to the grounding support of Mother Earth, the source of Peace. We will also continue the Wisdom Dances tradition of drawing a word which can accompany you through the year.

Emily Jarrett Hughes, dancer and healer, warmly draws everyone of all abilities, ages, genders, and cultures into the dancing circle. No experience necessary and it is also possible to participate without dancing. Emily shares the healing power of women’s ritual dances from the Balkans, Greece, and Asia Minor, based on her intensive study with pioneering scholar Laura Shannon. Bouzoukist, guitarist, vocalist, composer, outstanding performer and dear friend of Wisdom Dances, Greg Herriges will accompany our dancing. He will be playing traditional songs, our traditional dance remixes of some songs you recognize and love, and his own compositions.

Cost $20