Planetary Dance
Planetary Dance

Planetary Dance

Creating Community – Realizing Peace: Creating a Committed Community of Peace Builders that Act with Purpose by Implementing Planetary Dance as a Means of Facilitating Peace, Justice, Healing and Community Renewal

Created by Anna Halprin,, with musical accompaniment by Ronit Shefi and Eyal Davidov
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Planetary Dance, created by Anna Halprin, brings people of all ages and abilities together to move/act/dance/run for a purpose. Planetary Dance is based on the theory that it is going to take the willing commitment of a community of a critical mass of people to heal and bring peace to the earth. Planetary Dance inspires us to not only talk about peace, but to act and to be committed to join/move/act together with purpose to facilitate peace, justice, healing and community renewal.

Planetary Dance is a participatory activity. At its heart is the Earth Run. Participants are invited to run, walk, or simply stand in a series of concentric circles, creating a moving mandala. They dedicate their movements and actions to someone or some intention that connects them personally to “Yes We Can! Creating Community – Realizing Peace”. As we all move to the steady heartbeat of the drums, we become one collective body.

The event involves a preparatory phase, the Earth Run, and a closure. On Friday morning, after the introductory session to “Yes We Can!: Creating Community – Realizing Peace”, the entire community of peace builders will meet and learn how to create a community of peace builders, that are both dedicated and committed to act with purpose in realizing peace. At the end of the activity, we will eat together, reflect on the event, and talk about how we can act upon our experience in order to carry the spirit of the Planetary Dance into our peace community building activities.

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In the Planetary Dance, something exceptional often occurs. When enough people move together with a common pulse and a common purpose, a profound force can take over. People stop moving as individuals and begin to move as if they were parts of a larger body, a group spirit. Cultures everywhere have evoked the power of this group spirit, enacting in movement what they hope to see take place in their lives and community. It is a power that can renew, inspire, teach, and heal. Please come wearing all white or all black clothes.
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