Fri, 12/16/2011 - 6:00pm - Sat, 12/17/2011 - 9:00pm
Cathedral of Hope
5910 Cedar Springs at Inwood
The 2nd largest Winter Solstice event in the nation is growing! Winter SolstiCelebration has expanded to two nights after sell-out crowds for the past 3 years. Now in its 19th year, it has become a major holiday tradition for North Texas.
Interfaith event uses music, dance, theater, poetry, and even magic and circus arts, along with ritual and ceremony, to observe Winter Solstice. Casual and interactive, fun yet profound. Service starts at 7 pm, Yule Fest in lobby before and after. Bring flashlight for light ceremony and food pantry donations. Deaf signed. Childcare for $5. Presented by Earth Rhythms.
Can we guide our evolving humanity? What are our choices for the future? Are we doomed to endless war, social injustice and environmental degradation? Or, is it our epic destiny to live in peace and prosperity for all?
Join the journey to the future we choose at Winter SolstiCelebration.
Not a service, not a show, but something much more, this two-hour event blends a wide spectrum of performing arts, participatory movement and ceremony to guide the audience in an archetypal discovery of our human destiny.
Dramatic monologues from an Everyman and Everywoman reveal the personal struggles we undertake to make peace with ourselves and our species. The qualities that mankind must master to evolve into a brighter future are brought to life via commentary on the proceedings by a clever but crotchety comedic couple. Both are woven with music, dance, theater, poetry, and even magic and circus arts.
The core of Winter SolstiCelebration is a passage through three minutes of silent meditation in total darkness, evoking the three-day Winter Solstice period, followed by a dramatic and participatory return of the light. The event concludes with an exuberant dance of attendees through ceremonial gates. A Yule Fest with refreshments follows.
- Bring a flashlight or smart-phone app for the light ceremony
- Leave fliers for your cause or business at the community info table
- Donate canned meat/fish, canned chili/pasta, and saltine crackers, plus winterwear items
$15 ~ $12 in advance at website ~ $8 children & seniors