Northwest Dance For All People
February 14-17, 2018
The Dance for All People is an unfolding tradition of healing and renewal for ourselves, our relations, and Mother Earth.
Dancers, new and seasoned, from all races and walks of life, come together to create a community. We gather, learn and sing the ancient songs that have been sung for countless millennia, hold hands, and dance a simple side step around the Tree of Life. Each song and step is a prayer for healing, renewal and transformation of our inner being. On the last day of the dance a feast is held consisting of five ritual foods— water, corn, buffalo, salmon and berries. These foods are offered up to feed the spirits that come to help us do this work, and are taken into our bodies to eat on their behalf. The Dance is a sacred, powerful ceremony, we ask you to approach with respect and humility.
The Dance was born of an ancient vision, and the life of the dance is about the vision of each and every dancer who is called to it. We each have a piece of the puzzle, and we are all part of the legend. Every voice around the tree needs to be heard. The Northwest Naraya is calling for you to come pray, sing and dance your vision.