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I-Opener Dance - Summertime Rhythms

“In a cool solitude of trees Where leaves and birds a music spin, Mind that was weary is at ease, New rhythms in the soul begin.” ~ W.K. Seymour Dive into our last Boston area I-Opener before we're off on summertime adventures... returning again in the fall to celebrate the harvest dance. We'll be inviting the rhythms of the warmer weather festival season to raise our collective vibration and get us connected to our inner cadence. Center, connect, let go, and let the beats move you!! 10am Arrival 10:15 Opening circle 10:20 Guided Movement Warm up 10:40 DJ'd Ecstatic Dance 12:20 Closing circle You may participate in the dance or just enjoy witnessing. There’s interactive art, space for prayer or meditation, a zone for flow toys, and a kids corner with family actives. All are welcome! We dance barefoot, though non-street shoes may be worn for health reasons. We consider the dance floor to be a sacred uplifted space and request conversation be taken outside to honor dance and respect those engaged in the dance journey. Please review the safety and respect guidelines posted at the door and any concerns at any time may be addressed with an available Space Holder. Honor each other, honor the space, and honor our hearts with dance! ~ LOCATION ~ The Arms for the Armory 191 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA The Somerville Armory seeks to galvanize the creative spirit by providing a space where working artists and the community can come together. Recognizing that art can bridge cultural, class and generational divides, Arts at the Armory showcases a wide range of visual arts, dance, theater and musical performances. Also a historic armory, the community center provides studio spaces for artists, a cafe, galleries, live/work artists units, performance spaces, and offices for arts organizations. Driving: Ample parking in their rear lot, as well as free street-side parking on Sundays. Public transport: 15 minute walk from Davis Square off the MBTA Red Line. Consider carpooling with folks! Coordinate via Boston Area Dance Community Rideshare ~ LOGISTICS ~ Admission: $15 - $25 sliding scale Students: $10 w/ID (kids 14 and under free) **Some work exchange available, please message Sarah Monette to learn more. Spots fill up quickly! Banner Art: Drumbeat Painting by Sue Duda ~ STAY CONNECTED ~ Follow our page I-Opener Dance Join our group I-Opener Dance Community Find us on Instagram as "iopenerdance" Upcoming Dates: June 24, Sat - I-Opener Unifier Edition (Tolland MA) June 30, Sat - I-Opener Dance (Sirius Community, Shutesbury MA) July 28, Sun - I-Opener Dance (Sirius Community) Aug 25, Sat - I-Opener Dance (Sirius Community) Sept 9, Sun - I-Opener Dance (Somerville Armory) Sept 30, Sun - I-Opener Dance (Sirius Community) Excited to be starting up regular dates at the

Sirius Community in Western Mass where we held our "I-Opener Retreat" in April. Join us on the last weekend of each month for dancing, community, creative expression, nourishment, and bliss! Also, be sure to check out the upcoming Unifier Festival held on June 22nd - 24th in Tolland, MA! We'll be holding a festival I-Opener event in the Deep Forest Dance Space on Saturday morning... catch Marek (DJ Luminus) and Sarah (DJ Journey Weaver) on dropping beats on the dance floor then at at other times throughout the festival! It's going to be a rich weekend of talented offerings you won't want to miss 😊 See you in the dance!

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