I am bringing art, movement, performance, and play to Arise Festival this year with the amazing Healing Village.
I have attended Arise a few times, however this year I am more excited than ever because I am bringing my whole artistic being to the event. Healing Village has offered me awesome opportunities to share what I bring with Arise and I am so thankful to be a part of their team this year. I am offering two awesome Playshops, participating in several Performances, and helping build a Wish/Grief Temple for the village. It’s pretty stellar.
Healing Village has an amazing lineup, bringing tons of workshops from a truly remarkable community of people. I am deeply honored to be included among such a knowledgeable and creative tribe. Healing Village is focused on somatic practices that create health and community.
The Healing Village is a gathering place to celebrate the wholeness of you. We invite you to explore what it means to Heal through different modes of EMBODIMENT as we dive into the richness of community, vibration, tissue, breath, movement, stillness, laughter and so much more. Come home to your embodied self and carry that fullness forward, enriching your connection to the Sacred Nature of Self, Other and Place.
It’s going to be an amazing weekend. If you are at the Festival be sure to stop by and check out one of my Playshops, performances, or art pieces. See you there!
Authentic Mask Making
Who are you? Who do you want to be? Who can you become? Create a mask to bring to life a character for the Healing Village “Body Earth” Procession. Multi media materials will be provided so you can let your creativity manifest in this make-it-and-take-it Playshop.
“The Body Now”: Embracing the Power of Play
Spend an hour in delicious retreat moving and playing with Turning the Wheel. Our deep body wisdom remembers the importance of play and through improvisational movement and playful community games we can tap into our innate creativity together. Let out your inner child to play, dance, sing, laugh, and move! Learn easeful practices to re-integrate the healing potential of play back into your daily routine. Activate a sense of well-being as wells as new pathways in your brain by moving spontaneously, possibly moving a new way you’ve never done before! You will emerge with a smile and a renewed sense of yourself!
Wish Dance, an Immersive Performance
“Think of a wish. No wish is too big or too small. Let your Wish lead you on a Dance. Feel where this wish lives in your skin…” Every Wish is gift and ripples out farther than we can even fathom. Manifest your intentions for the festival, or ground your learnings from the weekend at the Healing Village Wishing Well in a guided community performance.
Body Earth Procession
We are part of the earth and it is part of us. We walk with the earth, we grieve with the earth. Our joy is its joy, our nature is its nature. Let us walk together to honor it.
I am collaborating with “The Grief Freak,” Beth Erlander to build a space where one can come to tend to and honor grief in a visceral physical way, or ground an manifest your wishes and dreams. Bringing together theses two powerful and opposite human experiences in a nexus of exploration will create opportunities for dialog and expression.
The space will be constructed out of fallen branches and fabric, with two interactive altars, one for grieving and one for wishing. My piece of the collaboration is inspired by the Wishing Well Cavern I brought to Missoula’s Enchanted Forest last year, and I am thrilled to be keeping the wish magic moving forward with this second iteration of the project.
ARISE MUSIC FESTIVAL
The 7th Year Celebration
August 2-4, 2019 • Sunrise Ranch • Loveland, Colorado
The ARISE Music Festival is committed to producing an annual gathering that is a vehicle for building and strengthening community. At the core of the ARISE mission is a firm belief that creating a festival experience which inspires positivity, joy and active engagement in issues of social justice is a call to celebrate the beauty and wonder of this precious life.