.:: 2012 EVENT OVERVIEW ::.
Each year Our Earthdance has taken on a different flavour – both as a result of the global theme passed down to us from Earthdance.org, and also as a result of our internal wish for diversity of entertainment, of location, and of sophistication!
This year our team is late in the creating, so we have partnered with our friends at the ONE WAVE FESTIVAL to share a fun & meaningful day at Centennial Square for family & friends to come together and celebrate what globally represents the world’s largest music festival for peace!
The square will be a buzz with performances by Victoria’s Poet Laureate Janet Marie Rogers, Juniper Tree storytelling, and Esquimalt Nation Dancers! A ONE WAVE Village of artists and community groups will host Indigenous arts, face-painting, community art projects, performances and more. Be sure to check out the World Fisheries Trust’s seaquarium, where you can meet and greet sea creatures! From 3-8 PM, local musicians will take the stage and share some tunes. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!
This free, all-ages daytime event in Centennial Square will runfrom noon-8pm, and the Earthdance specific 18+ dance party ($15) in the evening at Sunset Room will run from 9pm-4am. We hope you will join us for both!
For the daytime event, come with some food & drink for yourself & friends and we will do the same! Bring much water. Also, weather varies – so be prepared for hot during the afternoon and COOL after the spiral dance – though not immediately ;)
Thanks for your years of support of Earthdance on Vancouver Island, and we look forward to once again spiraling with you this coming weekend. Bless!!
.:: DAYTIME PROGRAMME ::.
12:00 – Welcome
12:15 – Lilias Dance Group
12:45 – Janet Marie Rogers Poetry
1:00 – Juniper Trees Storytelling
1:45 – Esquimalt Nation Dancers
2:15 – Martin Valdez Drumming Demo
3:00 – OCM – Our Culture Matters
3:30 – Torrey Archer
4pm GLOBAL PRAYER FOR PEACE
4:15-5pm Spiral Dance
4:30 – Pigeon Park
5:45 – Compassion Gorilla
7:00 – The Party on High Street
EARTHDANCE 2012 AFTERPARTY DETAILS:
.:: DREAMCO KIDS ZONE ::.
This year our good friends at DreamCO are overing the kids zone, which will run from noon-4pm at the square. Specific details on entertainment & offerings are coming soon!
.:: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ::.
We will need some help setting up & tearing down at the square – please drop us a line if you are able to contribute in that way and we can give you more details. Thanks much!
.:: GLOBAL PRAYER FOR PEACE ::.
The highlight of the annual multi-location Earthdance Festival is a simultaneous link up, when every event across the world plays the Prayer for Peace at the exact same moment – morning in the Australian rainforest, afternoon in California, midnight in London, and sunrise over the Himalayas – the Prayer for Peace is a profound and powerful moment that unifies our intentions for World Peace on all levels.
“We are one global family
All colors, All races
One world united.
We dance for peace and the healing of our planet Earth
Peace for all nations.
Peace for our communities.
And peace within ourselves.
As we join all dance floors across the world,
let us connect heart to heart.
Through our diversity we recognize Unity.
Through our compassion we recognize Peace.
Our love is the power to transform our world
Let us send it out
.:: OUR CO-CREATORS ::.
Earthdance Vancouver Island
Church of Reggae Yoga