The event, which runs for two hours both nights, combines a variety of performing arts, participatory movement and a ceremony that guidesthe audience in an archetypal discovery of the human destiny. Performing arts include theater, poetry, dance, music, magic, circus arts and dramatic monologues from an Everyman and Everywoman that reveal the personal struggles humans undertake to make peace amongst ourselves and the human race.
The core of Winter SolstiCelebration is a passage through three minutes of silent meditation in total darkness, evoking the three-day Winter Solstice period, followed by a dramatic and participatory return of the light. The event concludes with an exuberant dance of attendees through ceremonial gates. A Yule Fest with refreshments follows.
Winter SolstiCelebration is written, directed and narrated by Amy Martin and produced by Rodney Steman. Cornell Kinderknecht and Lainey Bernstein are music directors, and creative advisement is by Robin Hackett.
The occasion begins at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral’s lobby and lasts until 9 p.m. Guests are asked to bring a flashlight for the light ceremony, as well as food pantry or winter clothing donations. Deaf guests are welcomed, too as interpreters will be present. Childcare is available for $5.
Tickets are $15, $12 in advance. Children and seniors are $8. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 214-261-5599 or visit earthrhythms.org.