14th Annual Nia Thanksgiving Morning DanceFeast

November
28
Rachael R. Resch

14th Annual Nia Thanksgiving Morning DanceFeast

at The DanceSpace in Ashland
14th Annual Nia Thanksgiving Morning DanceFeast

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 9:30am

End: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 11:00am

Location

280 E. Hersey, #10, Ashland, OR, US

Cost

$12 drop-in - Sorry, no class cards today.

Notes About This Event

Come feast body, mind and spirit at the 14th annual Nia Thanksgiving DanceFeast with NIa Training Faculty Rachael R. Resch.

Dance to devotional music from all over the world, including Soul Kirtan from CC White, Aramaic Sound Pilgrimage by Jahanara Laura Mangus, the Chochmat HaLev Ensemble, Neshama Carlebach and The Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir, Tinariwen, Eliyahu Sills and Qadim, Soul Messengers and Calvin Standing Bear.

$12 drop-in - Sorry, no class cards today.

(541) 488-1192 • nia-ashland@jeffnet.org

NEW STUDENTS: TWO WEEKS FREE!

Please plan to arrive at the studio 10 minutes early to settle in, shmooze and warm up.

All levels. All bodies. All hearts. All welcome.

RED BROCADE
Naomi Shihab Nye

The Arabs used to say,
When a stranger appears at your door,
feed him for three days
before asking who he is,
where he’s come from,
where he’s headed.
That way, he’ll have strength
enough to answer.

Or, by then you’ll be
such good friends
you don’t care.

Let’s go back to that.
Rice? Pine nuts?
Here, take the red brocade pillow.
My child will serve water
to your horse.

No, I was not busy when you came!
I was not preparing to be busy.
That’s the armor everyone put on
to pretend they had a purpose
in the world.

I refuse to be claimed.
Your plate is waiting.
We will snip fresh mint
into your tea.