The Longdance is a
of relationship, healing, learning, and celebration. We call home
the different aspects of ourselves, the energies that guide us, and the
nature in and around us. We express our souls’ journey, both
triumphs and challenges, through dancing, music making, story telling,
communing with nature, self-reflection, and declaring intentions.
Bridging the personal, archetypal, and the spiritual, the Longdance
welcomes the humorous, intense, mundane, sublime, and profane -- the
full range of our experience, dark and light. We call ourselves
and one another forth in living and loving fully.
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS of the LONGDANCE:
Where have you been, where are you now, where are you going
in the journey of your soul?
THE ELEMENTS OF THE LONGDANCE
We use contemplation, dancing, music making, drawing, story telling, playback theatre, communing with nature, and declaring intentions. We utilize these modalities to deepen us beyond verbal exchange in order to access deeper dimensions of connection to self and other.
We practice deep listening and witnessing throughout. The practice of playback theater- in particular allows us to enter one another’s experience, and allows us see our experience from other perspectives- particularly through the eyes hearts and bodies of our co-journeyers.
Our dance proper is a several hour time where the drums are played in repeat mantric patterns, there is a simple line dance which holds the frame of the container, the center of the dance ground, the “inner court” is an improvisational space where what ever wants to move and be expressed- can move.
Dancing the Longdance, particularly season after season, year after year is an opportunity to more deeply engage our life with the rhythms of the Earth.
We dance so that we:
“..may keep pace with the Earth and the soul of the Earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life’s procession, that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite... ”
We dance four times a year as close to the Solstices and Equinoxes as
possible, involving processes over three days:
There are seasons when we will condense the dance down to a Single day.
Friday: Set-up, Preparatory
Gates, and Sweat Lodge
Saturday: Breakfast, Preparatory Gates, Dance
Proper, Silence, Sleep
Sunday: Movement Meditation,
Closing Council Takedown, Simple Meal
Nancy Koury and Kevin Makarewicz have been holding the
Longdance. Our leadership style is to lead from example –
engaging in the process fully, and leading from that place.
LOCATION: Promisek Community, 694 Skyline Ridge Road,
Bridgewater, CT 06752
Kevin Makarewicz: 203-698-2465 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Koury: 203-637-4475 c.203-249-8998
During Longdance, call Kevin 203-249-9142
Some workstudy is available.
Any additional donation to support the musicians or the dance is
We appreciate early registration as it helps you and us prepare for the
If you have not come before or want to invite someone, please contact
Nancy or Kevin to have a conversation to make sure the Longdance is
appropriate for you/them.
Please read carefully and reply to this email with your registration
and any questions or concerns. We will then send you a
confirmation email with more information and directions.
Future Longdance dates:
June 16-18, 2017