Humans seem to always festoon themselves for sacred occasions. It’s high play to take on supernatural beauty. Within us is a Holy Otherness, as more than meets the eye! That’s why its good when ritual moments allow us to express something true yet often hidden.
I love ceremonial dress so much that I’ve made forays through thrift stores, collaging outfits that create sparkle, color, and texture. When I turned 60, one of my festoons made it into the book Beauty is Experience: Dancing 50 and Beyond! edited by Emmaly Wiederholt, To see some of the lovely elder dancers check out the article.
Now that I think of it dance is a way we festoon divine beauty!
I need joy, beauty. and good humor right now. That is why I am inviting you to Festoon with me in a Solsticey Celebration:
The F E S T O O N!!
Mon. Dec 19th, 2:30-5:30 PT
Join me, Ruth Showalter, and special guests in a combo art retreat, credentialing ceremony, and end of year ritual.
If life initiated you this year we’ll credential you.
If you climbed a Mount Everest, we’ll ticker-tape you.
We’ll hoot for what you made and Boo the things that hurt.
If you barely woke up, we’ll support you to enter a new year.
You don’t have to get fancy or wild if you don’t want. Think paper chain prayers and dots on your face.
2:30 pm pst Gather
3-4 pm Creatively Festoon Yourself
4-4:30 Share and Pause
4:30-5:30 Ritual to celebrate what we created in 2022.
Bowing to what crumbled.
Free for Art of Ensoulment & Dancing Center.