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Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Suggested Price: $10-20 per person or name your price. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Facilitator: Cat Hay
There was once upon a time,
I didn’t know my reason or rhyme
People would say “oh you are doing just fine”
But that wasn’t the landscape of my inner mind
I needed more, I needed to feel and see
How is it my existence came to be?
And if I am here is there a purpose to me?
Is my life fated? Or is my life free?
I looked all around, desperate to know
I read ancient texts, learned the art of flow
I sought wisdom in the trees, in the caw of the crow
I cried out for the pains that occurred long ago
First I cried for my own unacknowledged pains
Fear, anger, grief, am I insane?
And then the pain went beyond my own selfish domain
To the wounds of a world living in vain
Somehow through all this, I came to realize
That in order to be here, in order to survive
Whatever the cause of my being alive
Inspiration would wipe the tears from eyes
I noticed there were times when I felt a spark inside
Upon seeing something so creatively divine
Or reveling in the synchronicity of a series of signs
And in the way a small act of kindness could change the course of one’s life
I tended those sparks and followed their lead
I let go of the things that felt wrong for me
I gave up looking for a destination to be
I followed my bliss, trusting this as the key
It’s a conscious effort, yet what else can we do?
But follow those sparks, so bright & so true
Tending the seeds of our heart’s inspiration
Trusting this to give will in taking right action
This more than anything has been my guiding star
When everything else in the world seems dark
I tune into these little sparks near and dear to my heart
May divinely inspired action bless our dance and our art
Cat will be djing a live set accompanied by live instrumentation by the incredible Kevin Spears. Check out his many musical accolades and accomplishments on his website at www.kevinspears.com
Spears masterfully utilizes human ingenuity and technology to weave horns, bass, violins, synths, drums and world percussion – creating an instant one-man folk-world-funk band that will leave you spellbound and dancing all the same!
Cat and Kevin are excited to be collaborating to bring to AMC a unique one of a kind ecstatic dance experience ✨ Please plan to donate a little extra in support of our gifted musical guest!
You can hear more of Cats mixes at https://on.soundcloud.com/QQtbgGf5zFd9tcgS7
1st WAVE, 8:30 am warm-up & 9:00 am dance
2nd WAVE,10:30 am warm-up & 11:00 am dance
Attendees Limit 150
Door will close at the beginning of opening circle.
NO ENTRY AFTER OPENING CIRCLE BOTH WAVES
AMC is now a mask optional space and you are encouraged to make informed choices about the risks in participating in this dance event
Please respect each other’s choices.
Physical distancing is encouraged.
Please no alcohol, weapons, tobacco, or shaming!
Honor your needs and take care of yourself. Respect individual and energetic boundaries of whatever distance other folks need – check in and seek consent!
If you have symptoms in the 5 days before the event, please stay home and take care of yourself, and come to the next one! Let us know.
Please email with any questions or concerns.