Summer Harvest - Dances of Universal Peace
A summer harvest seasonal ritual celebration involving
kirtan-like, call and response chanting, and synchronised breath and movement in a community circle.
Type of Event
- Community Event
1st February, 7:30-9:30pm
1A Ponsonby Road
*Bring summer harvest food to share
Hui-Tanguru is the Maori name for February or the 9th month of the Maori lunar calendar, and Lammas is the ancient Celtic holiday we celebrate this day on 2nd February. The hot days of February are upon us and much of the earth is dry and parched, but we know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner. Apple-picking season starts in the next week, and our wheat and corn harvest time is upon us. It is time to begin reaping and sharing the bounty of what we've sown in our fields, in our hearts, and in our lives. *You are invited to bring in fruit and vegetables of the season and/or bread to share. koha gratefully received.
Our Dances of Universal Peace combine community seasonal ritual with simple, joyful circle dances and songs/chants from various spiritual traditions with the aim of the creating a shared celebration and experience of love, harmony, and beauty. We affirm our interconnection with each other and the web of Life. RSVP to our Peace and Social Justice Committe dance leader, Sally Mabelle