Reclaiming Spiral Dance

Event has passed (Sun Oct 30, 2016 - Sun Oct 30, 2016)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Theater
Dance, Religion


You are welcomed to a ritual to honor our beloved dead and to dance the spiral of rebirth.

The holiday, popularly known as Halloween, is the time of year known to Witches as Samhain. The veil is thin between the worlds of the living and the dead. We gather to remember and honor our ancestors, our Beloved Dead, and all those who have crossed over. As we mourn for those we love who have died since last Samhain, we also mourn the loss and pain suffered by the Earth. Yet even as we grieve, we remember and honor the sacred cycles of life, death, rebirth and regeneration, celebrating the births of our children born this year and our own vital connections to the Earth and each other, in which we in which we ground our hope.

When we dance the Spiral as a community, we remember and honor our own past at the same time that we renew our vision and embrace the future. As with all Reclaiming events, we strive for inclusiveness and diversity. Reclaiming rituals are clean and sober as an act of solidarity for those who are in recovery. Reclaiming rituals are open to folks of all ages, all genders, people of diverse physical abilities, peoples of color, LGBTQ+ folk, Witches, Pagans, those of any faith, atheists, activists, seekers and the curious.

Event schedule
5PM – Doors open, and you are invited to view the alters, to the backdrop of music.
5:30PM – Ritual begins.

Please note: Ample floor space will be available for participants who choose to sit directly on the floor. No blankets, pillows, backjacks or personal seating will be allowed at the event as they create a safety hazard.

Due to the participatory nature of this event, the audience will be encouraged to stand and navigate the room for the duration of the performance.

Seating will only be available for persons who require ADA accommodations, or those who are otherwise unable to stand for extended periods of time.

Photo: Michael Rauner



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