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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Purpose Retreat Update #1

Your co-curators for the Dancing Your Life Purpose with the Elements retreat are enjoying their time grounding into the elements, finding their passion and flow with inspiration. 

Clockwise from upper left:  Heather Hayat, Conie, Saleem, Morgan

In addition to these four, 11 other dance leaders and musicians have volunteered to contribute to our dance time together and 15 dancers have registered to fill out the circle. 
Won't you join us too!  

  • The Early Bird Registration is over, so Regular Registration is $125 for the weekend
  • Registering for lodging and meals is open until next Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 11:59 p.m. and then we need to give the staff at the Newton Christian Conference Center our final numbers. 
  • All are welcome to come for the day or the weekend, but will need to find room and board elsewhere. 
To participate in pre-retreat conversation, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1988433318048213/


Thursday, March 22, 2018

2018 Wanderings and Play Dates?

The calendar says Spring Has Sprung!  I can feel it and see it with the increasing daylight even when I look out my windows to some hip-high mounds of snow.  The flower beds out in front of my house don't have snow, though, and I know under the leaves my favorite bulbs are working their way through the dark earth, unfurling with all of their life energy toward the warmth, the light, to surface and keep going to bloom as tulips and crocus. 

Unfurl is my Word of the Year (more on that later), and part of my unfurling is to meet and play, sing and dance, with others as I travel near and far this year.  Will our paths be close enough to do this?  Checkout my current plans and let me know!

April 18, 22-23:  Iowa (Des Moines, Driftless?)

Co-curating a Dances of Universal Peace retreat between April 19-22 (Check it out: the theme is "Dancing Our Life Purpose with the Elements").  I'd love to drive and sing through the Driftless on Wednesday, April 18 and come back through Des Moines. 

May 23-24:  North Shore (Ely, Duluth?)

Officiating a friend's wedding over Memorial Day weekend on the North Shore.  Would love to drive and dance in the Arrowhead earlier in the week.

June 11-15:  western Minnesota, North/South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington

Being a guest musician with Andrea Sorum, sharing song and movement, at Holden Village, June 16-23!  Gonna take my little car on its first loooong roadtrip!  Help break up my time on the road with singing, dancing, interplaying, pop-up labyrinths, and other fun.
Possible routes to Holden Village, Washington from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.

June 23-27:  Washington, Idaho, Montana, North/South Dakota, western Minnesota

Same as above, this time in reverse.

Mid-Summer to Mid-Fall:

There's all sorts of dreams and tentative plans for St. Louis, Missouri, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, New Hampshire, Illinois, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ... and the places in between there and here.  If you're curious about the what's and when's, reach out and let's see what connections can be made!