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  • Invitation to participate in Planetary Dance 2019 with Core Dance. This event is accessible, free and open to the public, but advance registration is recommended.

    Sunday June 2, 2019
    Hermann Park, the open space between Houston Museum of Natural Science and Miller Outdoor Theatre.
    Address of Museum: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

    The Planetary Dance is an annual dance of healing and community renewal. It brings people of all ages and abilities together in a beautiful setting to dance for a purpose. The Planetary Dance Community invites people all over the world to join in a dance for peace in their own communities and peace with the Earth.

    This is a participatory movement event. At its heart is the Earth Run, a simple dance that everybody can do. Participants are invited to run, walk, or simply stand in a series of concentric circles, creating a moving mandala. As we all move to the steady heartbeat of the drums, we become one collective body. Each step upon the Earth becomes a prayer for healing.

    This event is accessible, free and open to the public, but advance registration is recommended. This event takes place in an open, grassy, level field. Access from the field is from a standard parking lot. Curb cuts to the side walk leading to the field are at the ends of the side walks. Planetary Dance is designed to welcome all abilities. Instructions for wheelchair users will be available on site.

    “It's going to take the willing commitment of enough people to say we will heal this earth. Every step is a prayer, and we must pray together for the healing of the earth... The circle is an act of unity, and the four directions give it stability. It's the squared circle which is the archetypal mandala of harmony.”- Anna Halprin, Moving Toward Life: Five Decades of Transformational Dance, p. 200, �1995, Wesleyan University Press

    This event should run approximately 2 hours.

    Please contact Stefanie Boettle at outreach@coredance.org with any questions.
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For four decades, Core Dance has supported innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking and sustainable art-making in dance. An award-winning contemporary dance organization with global reach, Core Dance creates, performs, and produces compelling original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively encourages participation and conversation with the community. In 1980, Core Dance was co-founded in Houston, Texas by dancer and choreographer Sue Schroeder and her sister, Kathy Russell.  Five years later, the organization added Atlanta, Georgia as a second home base, creating a platform for dance that is relevant in both cities and around the globe. Core Dance uses dance to educate, question and illuminate, and is internationally recognized for its artistically driven research practices, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary collaborations, the humanity of the individual Dance Artists, and its rigorous physicality. (coredance.org)