Join our 2nd annual Portland Planetary Dance
with special appearance by Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Woody
Sunday, July 17, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
We gather in beautiful Kelley Point Park, which sits at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers for a movement ceremony and picnic. Directions: Kelley Point Park, Portland
Planetary Dance is a dance with a purpose. It aims to bring peace among people and harmony with the Earth. We each dedicate our dance to someone or something in need of support (e.g., a sick or dying loved one, a troubled species, a child facing difficulties, etc.) before entering the dance arena.
As people run, walk, or simply stand in a series of concentric circles we create a moving mandala. By dancing to the steady heartbeat of the drums, we become one collective body, and each step upon the Earth becomes a prayer for healing.
Interested in becoming a dance leader at this ritual event? Our moves are pedestrian: running, walking and pulsing. Just a good sense of rhythm, one rehearsal and a dedicated heart are necessary. Contact Tamara Gilbert at (503) 656-8910 for details.