Witchdancing for Beltane
If you would like to read more about Witchdancing and watch an excerpt from our gathering on 5 February 2021, please visit: https://michaeljmorris.weebly.com/witchdancing.html
NOTE: REGISTRATION ENDS AT 2PM EASTERN ON MAY 2
Sunday, 2 May 2021, 5pm eastern on Zoom
Facilitated by Michael J. Morris
Original soundscore by Moxy Martinez
In honor of Beltane, in celebration of the abundant life of springtime and the fires of the lengthening days in the northern hemisphere, we will gather together in an hour-long movement ritual practice called Witchdancing, with time for conversation and sharing afterward. This practice asks: what if a dance is also a spell with which we conjure our bodies and the worlds in which they live? In Witchdancing, we move through a continuous series of images, qualities, and states, engaging in a metamorphosis of the body. The movement is improvisational and requires no previous dance experience. Witchdancing emerges from nearly 20 years of practice in both witchcraft and Butoh—a postmodern Japanese dance form—and it is inspired by the work of Alkistis Dimech, Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo Ohno, Anna Halprin, and Keith Hennessy.
This event is donation based.
As a participant in reparative justice, this event is free to all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
I ask that all others donate to support the event using the PayPal button below, with a suggested scale of $20-30.
Please register for the event using the form below. You will receive the information for the Zoom meeting the day before the event.
REGISTRATION ENDS AT 2PM EASTERN ON MAY 2