2017 Theme – Re-Evolution Andy Fusso
Earthdance 21 – 2017 Theme
Today, it’s time for a universal Re-Evolution, moving us together through music and dance, towards our highest purpose of peace building and unity.
We’ve recently seen the flow of human progress diverted to side streams, whirling eddies of temporary stagnation and reversal. This is separated from the strongest flow, and from the true, and we think inevitable, evolutionary direction forward. Earthdance has not been so much an explicitly political movement, but rather a consciousness movement. We have always been about tearing down, not building walls. We believe that through our powerful, global group connection, people everywhere in every country and culture will reach heightened awareness of our common purpose – we pray together for peace, and then we celebrate!
Re-Evolution means setting ourselves, and our humanity on track to a future that will sustain our healthy children. While some might wish a return to the seemingly comfortable swamp, others must let such people know the truth, that the tadpole time is over (they just haven’t noticed their disappearing tails!). In this next time of evolutionary growth, we hop for joy, together as we explore our world, delight in nature, and celebrate the diversity that sustains us. Together we learn and expand. We include, and don’t exclude. Re-Evolution is exciting, since it’s clear that peace, social justice, environmental harmony and global unity trumps fear, anger and delusion. We attract, and recruit!
In this, our 21st year, we invite producers, musicians, artists, meditators, activists, scientists, technologists, farmers, bodyworkers, acrobats, animal lovers, water protectors, hula hoopers, innovators, caregivers, teachers, country cousins and city slickers to join in. Pray, dance, enjoy, and most of all, Re-Evolve with us!
2500 people are expected to attend Earthdance Florida in Lakeland, Florida in the US for an event benefiting The Salvation Army George W. Jenkins Community of Hope. You can also follow this event on Facebook or on Twitter and buy tickets here.
Over 700 people are expected to attend Earthdance London in the United Kingdom, where it all began in 1997, for an event benefitting Thames Reach, Calais Action and Havers. You can also follow this event on Facebook and buy tickets here.
(UPDATE from the producers: Sadly, this event is not taking place this year. You are most welcome to join the Zion Kadita Earthdance event instead.) Over 800 people are expected to attend Earthdance Rosh Pina in Israel, benefiting the Israeli Center for Victims of Cults.
300 people are expected to attend Earthdance Cairns in Queensland, Australia for an event benefiting Treeforce Association, Inc., a not-for-profit community tree planting group in Cairns. You can also follow this event on Facebook.
1000 people are expected to attend Earthdance Nairobi in Kenya for an event benefitting the Estel Children's Centre. This event will be held on October 1 in respect for Kenya's national calendar's Westgate mourning dates.