Healing and Community Renewal
June 6, 2021
Core Dance is partnering with Frame Dance to bring you Planetary Dance. In its 41st year on June 6, 2021, 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.
The Planetary Dance is a participatory dance rather than a theatrical performance. 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.
“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
An immersive inroad into play and creativity, Frame Dance gives the people of Houston a physical, intellectual, and spiritual connection to themselves and each other. We offer Houstonians a safe place to explore creativity and experience challenging, artful, and undiluted modern dance. And we do it with an unmatched quality, spirited optimism, and inclusive welcome.