Friday December 21, 2012
LAST MINUTE LANTERN WORKSHOP
Roundhouse Community Centre - 181 Roundhouse Mews
4:00 - 6:00pm
Drop in and make a simple lantern to carry in the procession that leaves @ 6:00pm. Lantern can be made in as short as 30 minutes. While supplies last.
Emery Barnes Park
Vancouver Aquatic Centre
These three lantern processions are led by the drums of Tege Fo Collective along the seawall as well as through historic Yaletown to converge in David Lam Park where they are welcomed with a spectacular fire performance by Fire Tribe.
A free family event. Donations gratefully accepted.
ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE
181 Roundhouse Mews
7:00 - 10:00pm
Once again the Roundhouse hosts a stunning array of indoor festivities! Join the Opening Welcome by Mistress of Solstice Ceremonies Shauna Borne and get introduced to all the performers.
Sit beneath the giant Tree of Life in the Secret Lantern Garden and enjoy the eclectic world fusion music of Naad created with rare and beautiful instruments from all over the world. You'll be entranced by the gorgeous lantern creations of artists Nels Holm, Joey Mallett, Naomi Singer, Glen Andersen and community members.
Learn about the celestial origins of winter solstice with astronomer Bill Burnyeat, as violinist Michael Burnyeat serenades you. Enter the realm of myth and legend in a fabric and light installation created by Heather Jones with Zee Kesler, and be sure to keep your eyes, ears and hearts open for the offerings of roving Mistress of Ceremonies and Ritual Historian Shauna Born as she shares her vast knowledge of solstice tales and traditions - just look for the lady in the top hat!
Be entranced by the aerial dance of Kira Schaffer and Colleen Yuen of Firebelly Performance Society or, if it's dance you love, be thrilled as the Russian gypsy musicians and dancers of Roma Gry take over the stage. You'll be dazzled by traditional English folk dances of the Tiddley Cove Morris and inspired by the Roundhouse Community Dancers. You may well find it impossible to sit still when Jacky Essombe takes the stage with her enthusiastic and energetic African dance. And be sure to say hello to stilt walker Lindsey Longlegs and stop and listen to Twisted String as they roam the halls committing Random Acts of Violins!
LABYRINTH OF LIGHT 6:00pm - 11:00pm
The labyrinth has long been used for meditation, prayer and sites of ritual in various cultures around the world. Created with over 700 pure beeswax candles, the winter solstice labyrinth invites you to warm yourself in a self-guided ceremony intended to help release old attachments and envision new possibilities as the darkest night of the year births a new season.
For those who like to plan ahead, you can reserve a timed spot in the labyrinth by clicking here and searching keyword "Labyrinth". Be sure to pick a time slot at the location you want – the labyrinth takes place at the Roundhouse Community Centre AND Britannia.
For the Roundhouse location, please go to PAGE ONE (1) of the online registration page and select a time slot associated with "ROUNDHOUSE". For the Britannia location, please go to PAGE TWO (2) of the online registration page and select a time slot associated with "BRITANNIA".
The labyrinth takes place at two venues. Select your location accordingly.
Note: Secrets are continually being revealed… please check back for updates.