Earthdance this weekend

  • Sep. 21, 2011 3:14 p.m.

Local folks who take part in Earthdance on Sept. 24 will be joining in with like-minded people around the world.

At 5 p.m. that day, a non-denominational prayer for peace will be held and Red Deerians will share the moment with people in Zurich, Switzerland (1 a.m.), Brisbane, Australia (9 a.m.), Santiago, Chile (7 p.m.) and dozens of other communities.

This year marks the 14th annual Earthdance festival worldwide, and Red Deer has participated since 2005. Described as a global music and dance festival that celebrates peace, social justice and environmental consciousness, the event also raises funds in each community for a local charity. Red Deer’s chosen organization this year is Art from the Streets.

Earthdance Red Deer will kick off with an open mic and performances by several local multicultural dance groups starting at 1 p.m. in City Hall Park.

Anyone interested in performing at the open mic should contact Teresa at 403-309-4757. A community drum circle will also take place at 4:15 p.m. and all are invited to bring their drums and join in.

The aforementioned Global Non-Denominational Prayer for Peace will take place precisely at 5 p.m. and will be lead by members of the Central Alberta Refugee Effort speaking in the languages of their homelands.

Organizers say an exciting addition this year is an all-ages dance party at The Hub on Ross from 5:30 to 8 p.m. featuring Red Deer bands Underside Pattern, Ruined Escape Plan and other talented musicians.

Art from the Streets provides studio space, art supplies and support to Red Deer’s downtown and homeless population. Artists from this group will be creating work at Earthdance on Sept. 24.

In the case of inclement weather, all activities will take place at the Hub, 4936 Ross St.

mweber@reddeerexpress.com

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