Sat, Jun 19 | TurnPark Art Space

Summer Solstice Celebration

Summer Solstice Celebration

Time & Location

Jun 19, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
TurnPark Art Space, 2 Moscow Rd, West Stockbridge, MA 01266, USA

About The Event

Join TurnPark Art Space for a unique Summer Solstice Celebration!

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About this event

What to expect:

4–7pm

Immersive celebration with reinvented traditional Summer Solstice rituals, live music, and dance.

Colorful, life-affirming costumes and direction by renowned Georgian artist Uta Bekaia.

Black Lake with a special program of sound art and spoken word.

7–11pm

An improvisational concert with OmniTribe celebrating the 20th anniversary of the collective!

We encourage you to wear something bright and festive!

Description

The longest day and the shortest night of June have been observed with special trepidation since the ancient times.

To celebrate the Solstice, our ancestors held festivals worshiping the sun and light. In today's world, so far removed from nature, most natural sensitivity and connection to the mother Earth is often lost or overlooked.

We seem to have severed our connection with the wisdom of our ancestors, and with it, the balance with our surroundings, a balance imbued with magic and beauty.

With the Summer Solstice festival, we will attempt to immerse ourselves in this lost, mystical holiday, probing what this celebration might have been like many centuries ago, but also creating it anew. Connecting art with nature, we hope to create a sense of sacred community within our visitors, even in this time of isolation; after all, anything is possible with creativity and love.

Using large gongs and other percussion instruments, guitar, and spoken word, Black Lake will engage all four elements: earth, water, fire and air. The brief program will represent the wisdom we have all developed in this dark period, and show that from the ashes of this experience we have gained so much: self-acceptance, care for our community, regeneration, and new ways of being with ourselves and others as we progress into the joyful light of day.

The OmniTribe Collective, celebrating two decades of friendship and sound, will fill the air with their unique mixture of international music. Blending traditional and contemporary sound into diverse cultural soundscapes, the Omnitribe Collective creates improvised, healing music that explores the coordinates of entropy through rhythm and harmony.

 

OmniTribe is happy to reconnect with friends via the online broadcast as well as in real life!

It’s going to be a bright performance celebrating the renewal of life and nature and the new hope of joyful beginning.